Midstream Pig Launcher

Why Midstream Oil and Gas is Booming

The midstream oil and gas industry is experiencing a boom. The rapid growth of production in the Permian Basin and the Bakken in particular have created a bottleneck for producers. With the lack of enough pipelines to get production to export, processing, or storage, oil and gas producers are hungry for ways to get their product to
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Kimray Electric Liquid Level Switch

How to Operate Kimray’s Electric Liquid Level Switch

The Kimray Horizontal Electric Liquid Level Switch was originally developed to operate solenoids, relays, and small motors. These devices typically require several watts of power, and fit well in the range of 3W to 100W for the standard horizontal level switch. However, with the industry moving to automation and process monitoring, there is a need
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How a Pneumatic Temperature Controller Works

How a Pneumatic Temperature Controller Works

There are three things that affect separation of production fluid: Time Pressure Heat When you use heat in your oil and gas production vessel, a Pneumatic Temperature Controller allows you to set the temperature you want your production fluid to achieve and maintain.   Pneumatic Temperature Controllers have a stainless steel tube that responds to changing temperatures. This
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Oil refinery burning off gas

Natural Gas Flaring vs. Capturing

Natural gas flaring is a method oil and gas producers use to reduce atmospheric emissions. In recent years, companies are more and more looking for methods to capture fugitive natural gas. What Natural Gas Flaring Is Oil and gas wells produce three primary elements: water, crude oil, and natural gas. Companies dispose of or recycle
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Back Pressure Regulator vs Pressure Reducing Regulator: What’s the Difference?

In oil and gas production applications, it can be hard to tell the difference between a back pressure regulator and a pressure reducing regulator. So, What’s the Difference? A Back Pressure Regulator is a type of control valve designed to hold pressure on production vessels and release pressure downstream when a set point is reached. This pressurizes the vessels
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