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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? 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 Valve Trim Are
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Kimray Control Valve.

What is an Oil and Gas Control Valve?

A control valve is a device that controls the flow of liquid or gas. Kimray control valves are linear valves that have a stem in the middle. These can operate in modulating control or on/off applications. How Control Valves Work To “control” the liquid or gas, a control valve can open or close fully (on/off),
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How to Operate the Kimray High Pressure Control Valve

The Kimray High Pressure Control Valve is a versatile solution for all your oil and gas production needs. It can be used as a dump valve, pressure regulator, suction controller, recirculation valve, as well as in plunger lift applications. Choosing Your High Pressure Control Valve There are two options to choose from: stem guided or
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A graph measuring Critical Flow Factor. The two axis are: Fluid Travel Through Valve and Pressure. There is also a legend for upstream pressure and downstream pressure.

What is Critical Flow Factor (Cf)?

What is Critical Flow Factor (Cf)? Critical Flow Factor (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 the trim position,
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Electric Level Switch

The Kimray Horizontal Electric Level Switch was originally developed to operate solenoids, relays, and small motors. These devices typically require several watts of power, and fit well in the range of 3W to 100W for the standard horizontal level switch. However, with the trend moving to automation and process monitoring, there is a need to
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