Valves

What is Valve Flow Coefficient (Cv)?

What is Valve Flow Coefficient (Cv)? Valve Flow Coefficient (Cv) is a valve’s capacity for a liquid or gas to flow through it. It is technically defined as “the volume of water at 60°F (in US gallons) that will flow through a valve per minute with a pressure drop of 1 psi across the valve.”
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A picture of Kimray's R2L Package with Valvcon ADC actuator.

A Highway Training Session

The first thing we discuss when developing new product ideas is the user experience. We ask questions like: “Who will be working with this product?” “Is its functionality easy to explain?” “How can we minimize the variables affecting its operation?” Another critical question we ask is “How simple is it to install?” We know you
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Two diagrams of Kimray valves, one showing the open position and the other showing the closed position.

Should My Valve Fail Open, Closed or In Place?

  Should your valve fail open, closed, or in place? Despite how it sounds, “valve failure” does not mean that the control valve itself has failed. In the event of power loss, a control valve will “fail,” or stop, in one of three positions—open, closed, or in place. Today we will look at what these
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An aging Kimray well. Kimray provides several products to benefit an aging well, including the Electric Submersible Pump, Gas Lift, and Plunger Lift.

Three Artificial Lift Methods for Aging Wells

Upstream oil and gas producers are often looking to get increased efficiency and make their operations leaner, and never more so than in our current climate. One proven way to do this is to maximize production on the wells they currently have open through well stimulation. The more these existing assets produce, the better. There
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Kimray's electric products: Electric Pilot, E-Lo Control Valve, Gen II Liquid Level Controller, and Electric Glycol Pump.

Electric Products

Over the last decade, as concerns about environmental protection have grown and emissions requirements have been updated, oil and gas producers are increasingly looking for ways to lower their atmosphere emissions levels. In 2012 the EPA published “Code of Federal Regulations 40, Part 60, Subpart OOOO”—”Quad O” for short. These regulations apply to all onshore
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