Flowback Equipment: A Dump Valve Designed to Handle Sand

Flowback Equipment: A Dump Valve Designed to Handle Sand

Flowback equipment takes a beating from sand. Because of their flow paths, valves are particularly vulnerable to damage. Stems, cages, diaphragms, seats, and sometimes even the valve bodies can be compromised. In this video, Kimray Account Manager Kyle Andrews demonstrates the Kimray Dump Valve that works best in this application. What is Flowback? The flowback
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3-Phase Separators: An Overview

Produced well fluids consist of various amounts of oil, water, natural gas, and sediment. The first step in oil and gas production is to split the flow up into its individual components with a separator. A three-phase separator uses gravity to separate produced well fluid into gas, oil, and water phases. Installation of these vessels
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How to Convert a Gas Regulator from Vent to Non-vent

A back pressure regulator is a specific type of control valve that holds pressure on production vessels such as separators, treaters, and free water knockouts and releases upstream pressure when a designated set point is reached. When a gas back pressure regulator is operating correctly, it vents pressure off the diaphragm as it adjusts. However, some producers
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How to Operate the Kimray Glycol Pump

At the heart of any glycol dehydration system is the glycol pump. This pump works within the dehydration system to recirculate liquid and help the system remove water vapor from natural gas.  How the Glycol Pump Works Fundamentally, the pump does two things at the same time: Moves wet (or rich) glycol from the contactor to
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Upstream Production

Upstream vs Downstream Oil and Gas Operations

Upstream vs. Downstream Oil and Gas Operations When you think of the oil and gas industry, do you picture companies that search for deposits, drill wells, and pull these resources from the ground? These companies all fall under the category of “upstream” oil and gas. Industry professionals also refer to these as Exploration and Production
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