Valves

Prevent Freezing Valves: Valve Insulation Jackets vs. Catalytic Heaters

  Operators often use valve insulation jackets or insulation wrapped with heat tape to keep valves warm and prevent freezing. In this article, we’ll explain how valves freeze and highlight a better alternative.  How Do Valves Freeze? Frozen instruments can lead to significant production downtime and accompanying frustration. And while freezing ambient temperatures don’t help
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Kimray's liquid conversion calculator.

Understanding Control Valve Sizing

Appropriate control valve sizing is critical to proper operation. If your valve is sized incorrectly, it can lead to poor control and performance. Common Control Valve Sizing Mistake: Oversizing The most common mistake we see customers make in control valve sizing is selecting a valve that is too large. An oversized control valve will not
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Installing a Lever Hub

In October of 2017 we updated the design of our Lever Hub, used on Kimray Mechanical Valves, Treater Valves, and Trunnion Assemblies. The redesign focused on the keyway section of the Lever Hub, and the adjustments we made make the part more versatile and allow for much easier and faster repairs. This video covers the benefits of
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Kimray's E-LO Control Valve.

E-LO Control Valve Improves Temperature Regulation of Glycol Dehydration System

Recently, a customer with operations in the Eagle Ford was experiencing erratic temperature swings in their triethylene glycol (TEG) reboiler. The producer was trying to maintain a temperature of 390 Farehnhiet (199 Celsius). Glycol dehydration is a method of removing water from natural gas. Gas containing water—often referred to as “wet gas”—can cause a variety of
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Which Elastomer Material is Right for Your Control Valve?

Though small in size, elastomers play a critical role in oil and gas production. Elastomers are the rubber materials used in the diaphragms, seats, and o-rings of control valves, regulators, temperature controllers, and most oil and gas control equipment. Selecting the right elastomer is key to keeping your production running smoothly. So, how do you
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