Valves

What is the Best Valve Trim Material to Prevent Abrasion?

What is the Best Valve Trim Material to Prevent Abrasion?

How Is Abrasion Affecting Your Valves? In oil and gas applications with highly abrasive conditions, control valves can take a real beating. Sand, salt, and other abrasive elements wear away the internal trim, packing, and body as it moves through the valve. Sources of valve abrasion include fracking flowback, natural sand in the formation, and
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Which Electric Actuator is Right For Me?

Valvcon or Tritex II: Which Electric Actuator is Right for Me?

At the core of the oil industry’s move toward digital, low-emissions operations is the process of control. Specifically, this refers to valves and valve actuation. In our effort to increase our automated solutions, Kimray now offers two electric actuators. Both actuators are effective and distinct. Let’s take a look at some specific features and typical
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4 Keys to Troubleshooting a Valvcon Electric Valve Actuator

The Valvcon Electric Valve Actuator provides accurate, zero-emission control of control valves and can tie in to a PLC or RTU for remote monitoring.  In this video, Alex shows you four things to look for when troubleshooting your actuator.   Problem 1: Your Motor Stall LED light is blinking in a mid-travel position. Solution: This
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Troubleshooting a Dump Valve in the Anadarko Woodford

Troubleshooting a Dump Valve in the Anadarko Woodford

We recently received a call from a producer in the Anadarko Woodford who was experiencing washout issues with his dump valve body. We went out to see what we could do. Here are the results. Well Conditions Known Vessel Design: Bucket and weir water knockout Oil: 520 Bbl/D Water: 730 Bbl/D Gas: 8.2 Mmcf/D Knockout Vessel Pressure: 220 psi
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Flowback Wellsite in the Woodford Shale

Flowback: A Quick Guide

Flowback is the first stage of production after a well has been opened. In this guide, we’ll briefly explain the flowback process, the job of a flowback operator, and some unique challenges the flowback phase presents. 5 Stages of Oil Well Production The process of producing a well follows five broad stages:  Drilling—the ground is punctured
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