Valves

How Does Liquid Level Control Work With a Mechanical Dump Valve?

Liquid level control in separation vessels is a critical component of oil and gas production. The design of Kimray’s Level Controller is to operate in conjunction with a Kimray mechanical dump valve. It maintains and controls the liquid level in oil and gas production vessels. These vessels include heater treaters, two-phase separators, three-phase separators, free
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Liquid and Well Slugs in a Back Pressure Valve

Recently I visited a customer’s operations in west Texas. The challenges we encountered there—including valve placement and well slugs—were very common. Therefore, I thought I would take a minute to share the findings in case it’s helpful to other producers.  The customer had been using Kimray control valves and equipment for the life of this
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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: a CATCO Catalytic Heater. How Do Valves Freeze? Frozen instruments can lead to significant production downtime and accompanying frustration. And while freezing
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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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Durable Dehy.

Application Guide for Dehydration

Glycol dehydration is a method of removing water from natural gas. When gas comes to the surface it contains some element of water. This gas/water mixture—often referred to as “wet gas”—can cause a variety of problems for downstream gas production processes, measurement, and equipment. Introducing Glycol into the mixture traps the water embedded in natural
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