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

Product Notice: Mechanical Dump Valves & Trunnion Assemblies

Product Notice: Mechanical Dump Valves & Trunnion Assemblies

This product notice is to inform you that some mechanical dump valves and trunnion assemblies are experiencing performance issues. In our mechanical dump valves and trunnion assemblies, the angular play in the D-shaped hub/shaft connections stack up to allow excess movement. This can inhibit proper operation. We have identified 3 areas of improvement that will
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Glycol Pump Sizing Calculator

Glycol Pump Sizing: An Easy-to-Use Tool for Your Gas Dehydration System

The Kimray Glycol Pump Sizing Tool enables you to size and select the right pump for your dehydration system. It works for both electric pumps and energy exchange pumps. Step 1: Enter Your Conditions Start by entering your conditions. Notice the glycol-to-water content and the allowable water content are filled in for you, but those can
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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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