Drawings of three valve trims: snap, nominal, and percentage.

The 3 Types of Control Valve Trim

What is Control Valve Trim? Valve trim consists of three basic items: the stem, ball, and seat. These are the operative parts that control the flow of liquid and gas through a valve. They are also the parts most exposed to process elements, and therefore most vulnerable to wear. What Types of Valve Trim Are
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Product Notice | Low Pressure Balanced Control Valve

This product notice is to inform you that we have made the following key improvements to 2” and 3” Kimray Low Pressure Balanced Control Valves. These key updates mean your valves will stand up better in harsh conditions while allowing you increased flexibility and faster repair. Valves with these new components began shipping June 1,
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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 manufacturer has rated the valve 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.
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What is a Pressure Reducing Valve?

What is a Pressure Reducing Valve? Kimray’s Pressure Reducing Valve (or Regulator) is used to create and hold a downstream pressure set point. It is considered an “integrated valve” because the pilot and the valve are one piece. You’ll often see the Pressure Reducing Valve used as a suction controller or recirculation valve on compressors, or
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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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