Mike Fick

Mike Fick serves as a Product Manager at Kimray, and is responsible for Kimray’s line of liquid level control products and low pressure control valves. He collaborates with Kimray's engineering, manufacturing, and quality teams to optimize the performance of our products and make a difference for our customers.

Posts by Mike Fick

Control Valve Sizing: A Quick Guide

Control valve sizing is critical to efficiently produce oil and gas. In this video tutorial, Mike Fick explains how to use the Kimray Control Valve Sizing program to make sure you’re getting the right valve for your application. How to Size a Control Valve I start by using the gas sizing tab. The process will
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What is Critical Flow Factor (Cf)

What is Critical Flow Factor (Cf)?

What is Critical Flow Factor (Cf)? Critical Flow Factor, often referred to as “Cf” is a coefficient that defines how pressure will recover after it drops to its lowest point inside the control valve. This lowest point is also referred to as the vena contracta*. All globe-style control valves have a Cf that stays consistent regardless of
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Types of Liquid Control Valves

What is a Liquid Control Valve?

A liquid control valve regulates the flow of liquid. There are many varieties of liquid control valve. In this article, we’ll cover three common types: a High Pressure Control Valve, a Treater Valve, and a Dump Valve. High Pressure Control Valve A High Pressure Control Valve is a highly versatile product that can be used in both liquid and
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Product Notice | Upcoming Discontinued Products

Product Notice | Upcoming Discontinued Products

In accordance with our mission to make a difference in the lives of those we serve, we continually use customer feedback to make strategic improvements to our product offerings. This product notice is to inform you that we are discontinuing some lower volume products in order to create more manufacturing capacity for our customers’ primary
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Product Notice | RUV, RUMB, and RUWD Repair Kits

Product Notice | RUV, RUMB, and RUWD Repair Kits

This product notice is to inform you that some RUV, RUMB, and RUWD outgoing repair kits are missing an o-ring, part 329HSN. On 6/1/18, an error was made in the Bill of Material maintenance on repair kits RUV, RUMB, and RUWD, which resulted in the missing o-ring. The error was detected and fixed on 11/27/18.
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