What’s the Difference Between Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP) and Valve Operating Pressure?

What is Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP)? The maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) of a control valve (or regulator) is the highest amount of pressure the valve is rated to flow. If an operator forces the valve to flow pressure above the MAWP, the components—such as springs, diaphragms, o-rings, or the body itself—may fail. Here are
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What is a Pressure Reducing Valve?

What is a Pressure Reducing Valve? Kimray’s Pressure Reducing Valve (or Regulator) creates and holds a downstream pressure set point. Additionally, the pilot and the valve are one piece, which designates it as an “integrated valve.” You’ll often see the Pressure Reducing Valve used as a suction controller or recirculation valve on compressors, or to supply
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Kimray Control Valve.

What is an Oil and Gas Control Valve?

A control valve is a device that controls the flow of liquid or gas. Kimray control valves are linear valves that have a stem in the middle. These can operate in modulating control or on/off applications. How Control Valves Work To “control” the liquid or gas, a control valve can open or close fully (on/off),
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How to Operate the Kimray High Pressure Control Valve

The Kimray High Pressure Control Valve is a versatile solution for all your oil and gas production needs. It can be used as a dump valve, pressure regulator, suction controller, recirculation valve, as well as in plunger lift applications. Choosing Your High Pressure Control Valve There are two options to choose from: stem guided or
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A Kimray employee working in the repair shop.

Investing in the Customer Experience

Since the return of industry production in late 2016, we—like many oil and gas industry suppliers—have been challenged to meet the rapid growth in demand for our products. “With the upswing in production, our customers’ need for control products and production equipment has come back strong,” says Dustin Anderson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
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