Control Valve Sizing: 3 Likely Symptoms of an Oversized Control Valve

Correct valve sizing is crucial to proper operation of your oil and gas production site. Today I’ll be discussing tips on valve sizing and sharing 3 symptoms of an improperly sized control valve. Typically, symptoms of an undersized valve are easy to spot. When you start production, the valve will stand wide open and your
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How Does Liquid Level Control work with a Mechanical Dump Valve?

Liquid level control in separation vessels is a critical component of oil and gas production. Kimray’s Level Controller is designed to operate in conjunction with a Kimray mechanical dump valve. It maintains and controls the liquid level in oil and gas production vessels. These vessels include heater treaters, two-phase separators, three-phase separators, free water knockouts,
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When to Use a Direct or Indirect Control Valve Pilot

When building a regulator package with a Kimray High Pressure Control Valve and Control Valve Pilot, the standard configuration calls for the following: Back Pressure control: a fail-open valve Pressure Reducing control: a fail-closed valve This is based on the assumption that a back pressure regulator protects the upstream from over pressure and therefore should “fail open,”
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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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