What is a Kimray Valve?

The Most Popular Kimray Valve Right now in oilfields around the world, a red Kimray valve is controlling a host of diverse oil and gas operations. For the last seventy years, Kimray has been the most trusted name in control valves. Our first valve, and still our most popular, is the Back Pressure Regulator. It’s
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Drawings of three valve trims: snap, nominal, and percentage.

The 3 Types of Control Valve Trim

What is Control Valve Trim? High Pressure Control 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
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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 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, 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 to supply
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