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Product Notice | Temperature Controllers, Pilot Plug Seats, & Glycol Pump Elastomers

Section H Effective February 15, 2018, we will be consolidating our various repair kits for Temperature Controllers into two master repair kits: RXX (Thermostats) and RXY (Pilots). We will continue offering the following end items: HAA, HAM, HBT, HBA We will continue offering the following separable sockets: HCC, HCE, HCN, HBC, HCH, HCJ, HCM, and HCMSS6
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Liquid and Well Slugs in a Back Pressure Valve

Recently I visited a customer’s operations in west Texas. The challenges we encountered there—including valve placement and well slugs—were very common, so I thought I would take a minute to share what we found in case it’s helpful to other producers.  The customer had been using Kimray control valves and equipment for the life of
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What is the Best Trim Material to Prevent Control Valve Abrasion?

How Is Abrasion Affecting Your Valves? In oil and gas applications with highly abrasive conditions, control valves can take a real beating. Sand, salt, and other abrasive elements wear away the internal trim, packing, and body as it moves through the valve. Sources of valve abrasion include fracking, natural sand in the formation, and saltwater.
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The Overlooked Importance of a Control Valve | Q&A with Bill Diokanos

“The control valve is a vital part of a production system, but it’s often overlooked until there is an issue with it.” Bill Diokanos is an engineer and consultant with over 35 years of experience in upstream oil and gas production and pipeline operations.  Over the past 10 years he has consulted ExxonMobil, Shell Exploration and Production,
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Prevent Freezing Valves: Valve Insulation Jackets vs. Catalytic Heaters

  Operators often use valve insulation jackets or insulation wrapped with heat tape to keep valves warm and prevent freezing. In this article, we’ll explain how valves freeze and highlight a better alternative.  How Do Valves Freeze? Frozen instruments can lead to significant production downtime and accompanying frustration. And while freezing ambient temperatures don’t help
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