Free Water Knockout

What is a Free Water Knockout (FWKO)?

What is a Free Water Knockout (FWKO)?

What is a Free Water Knockout (FWKO)? A free water knockout (commonly abbreviated as FWKO) is an oil and gas production vessel that separates the produced oil emulsion into its various elements. What is “Free Water”? Free water is water produced with crude oil that is not emulsified. Free water will generally settle out of
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What Does “Back Pressure” Mean, and Why Is It Important?

Simply put, back pressure that is pressure that is held back. “Back” in this context means against the natural flow of fluid or gas. In oil and gas applications it refers to upstream pressure that is held, or maintained, in a variety of production vessels to provide the right conditions for separation and processing. Production
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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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Free Download: Kimray Control Valve Application Guide

Kimray products are designed to control the flow of oil and gas across a wide range of applications. Common control valve applications include compression, gas dehydration, gas sweetening, separation, heaters, artificial lift, gas regulation skids, measurement stations, and more. To help oil and gas producers identify which control valves, regulators, pilots, glycol pumps, liquid level
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