High Pressure Control Valve in a field

What is the Valve Seat Leakage Class for My Valve?

Control Valve Seat Leakage 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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Control Valve Trim Material Selection for the Permian Basin

Control Valve Trim Material Selection for the Permian Basin

The valve trim you select for your High Pressure Control Valve can make a crucial difference to the valve’s operation. In the Permian Basin, producers are looking for valves to stand up to the two big byproducts of modern oil and gas production: sand and water. In this article, we’ll explain what to look for
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Following the Pipes around an Oil and Gas Well Site

Oil and Gas 101: Following the Pipes around an Oil and Gas Well Site

In this Oil and Gas 101 video, we take a trip around a well site and explain what each piece of equipment is doing to separate the oil, gas, and water being produced. Well Head The well head is where it all begins. The producer in this video has drilled a well and set up
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Oil bottles of varying API Gravity

API Gravity Equation: How to Convert Specific Gravity to API

There are two primary units that tell you how dense a fluid is: Specific Gravity and API Gravity. Knowing these units and toggling between them can be important in deciding which equipment to use for your operation. In this article, we’ll provide equations to calculate both specific gravity and API gravity. Specific Gravity Equation The
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Vertical and Horizontal Oil and Gas Separators

Oil and Gas Separator: How It Works

An oil and gas separator is a vertical or horizontal vessel that producers use to separate the elements of a fluid stream. The typical elements in the stream are oil, gas, water, and sand or sediment. Oil and Gas Separator Phases Oil and Gas separators are classified as two-phase and three-phase separators. Two-phase separators handle
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