Valves

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 Control Valve Diaphragm Material is Right for You?

Though small in size, the control valve diaphragm plays a critical role in oil and gas production. Control valve diaphragms are made with rubber a material referred to as “elastomer.” In addition to the control valve diaphragm, elastomers are used in the seats and o-rings of control valves, regulators, temperature controllers, and most oil and
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What is a Back Pressure Valve (or Regulator)?

A back pressure valve is a type of control valve that holds pressure on production vessels such as separators, treaters, and free water knockouts and releases upstream pressure when a designated set point is reached. Invention of the Back Pressure Valve The Kimray Back Pressure Valve was our original valve, and it remains our most popular. Kimray
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Reversing Your High Pressure Control Valve From Fail Close to Fail Open

The Kimray High Pressure Control Valve is a versatile solution that features field-reversible topworks for easy field conversions. Need to reverse the function from fail open to fail close for a different application? For example, maybe you have been using a the valve as a suction controller on the inlet of a compressor. In this
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Freezing valves, cold weather, back pressure, gas tubing

5 Tips for Oil and Gas Production in Cold Weather

Cold weather provides unique challenges to maintaining uptime at your oil and gas production site. Whether you live in Canada, a cold-weather state like North Dakota, or you only experience freezing temperatures during the winter months, freezing gas lines and control valves can have damaging effects on your production goals. Check out these 5 tips
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