Explainer | What is the Valve Failure Position in a Control Valve?

Despite how it sounds, “valve failure” does not mean that the valve itself has failed. In the event of power loss, electric actuators will cause their control valves to “fail,” or stop, in one of three positions—open, closed, or in place. Today we will look at what these three options mean. The term “power” here
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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—valves and valve actuation. In our effort to increase our automated, zero-emissions solutions, Kimray is offering two electric actuators, both effective, and both distinct. In this piece we’ll look at some specific features and typical applications of the Tritex
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Why is Delrin a good material for corrosive environments?

Answer: Delrin is a thermoplastic that’s one of several formulations of polyoxymethylene. The material was invented in the 1950s, and it’s been used since then in all types ways: everything from yo-yos to guitar picks. The qualities that make Delrin so universal also make it a good fit for oil and gas production, especially severe
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Does the Electro-Hydraulic Actuator come with the reservoir assembly?

Does the Electro-Hydraulic Actuator come with the reservoir assembly?

Q: Does the Electro-Hydraulic Actuator come with the reservoir assembly? A:The Electro-Hydraulic Actuator does come with a reservoir, however it does not come with oil. Q: How do I know how much oil to purchase? A: In purchasing Kimray’s Electro-Hydraulic Actuator, the oil is not included in the purchase. However, it can be sold separately.

Tech Mail | What is the leakage class for my valve?

Tech Mail | What is the leakage class for my valve?

A Rule of Thumb Control valves are designed to throttle, but they are also often expected to provide some type of shut-off capability. A control valve’s ability to shut off has to do with many factors: Balanced or unbalanced plug, seat material, actuator thrust, pressure drop, and the type of fluid can all play a
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