How does a Pneumatic Actuator Work?

Pneumatic Actuator A pneumatic actuator sits on top of a control valve and opens and closes the valve. Oil and gas producers use pneumatic actuators and control valves to control processes ranging from back pressure regulation to pressure reduction to liquid level control. How a Pneumatic Actuator Works A pneumatic actuator is one component of
+ Read More

Vapor Recovery Unit in the DJ Basin Using Electric Pilot

A producer in the Colorado DJ Basin was using a pneumatic controller for an inlet suction control valve on a vapor recovery unit (VRU). Vapor recovery is a common practice in Colorado, and electric control products are becoming more common because of the strict emissions regulations there. In light of these needs, we asked the
+ Read More

How to Identify the Parts of a High Pressure Control Valve Package

The Kimray High Pressure Control Valve is a versatile solution for controlling a variety of liquids and gasses. In this video, we show you how to identify the key components of a control valve package. High Pressure Control Valve The first item to identify is the control valve. We offer these valves in sizes ranging
+ Read More

Kimray Back Pressure Regulator, a Natural Gas Valve

What is a Natural Gas Valve?

Natural Gas Production When producers drill a well, the fluid they recover is typically a mixture of oil, water, and natural gas. In some areas, natural gas is critical to the production of oil and gas. Companies often use it as fuel gas for burners and pneumatic valves across their production sites. Producers and other
+ Read More

A graphic asking, "What is a Solenoid Valve?"

What is a Solenoid Valve?

A “solenoid valve” refers to a valve that is controlled by a solenoid. The action of a solenoid is on/off or snap acting. In order to operate, the solenoid must receive an electric current from a switch. The current magnetizes the coil, moving the plunger in the solenoid and sending a pneumatic signal to the
+ Read More

1 2 3 4