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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. Some producers also
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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
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What is a Valve Actuator?

A valve actuator is the device that “actuates,” or moves, a valve open or closed. It is attached to and works in conjunction with two parts: the valve body and the valve pilot. How Does an Actuator Work? In a Kimray High Pressure Control Valve, the pneumatic actuator is comprised of several parts. These include
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How to Operate a Pressure Pilot

Uses of a Pressure Pilot A pressure pilot is used to monitor and control upstream or downstream pressure between 75 and 2500 psi. It does this by pneumatically positioning a control valve to achieve your desired set point. How a Pressure Pilot Works The Kimray PG Pressure Pilot is capable of acting in a direct
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Drawings of three valve trims: snap, nominal, and percentage.

The 3 Types of Control Valve Trim

What is Control Valve Trim? High Pressure Control Valve trim consists of three basic items: the stem, ball, and seat. These are the operative parts that control the flow of liquid and gas through a valve. They are also the parts most exposed to process elements, and therefore most vulnerable to wear. What Types of
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