Repairing Your Back Pressure Regulator

Kimray’s Back Pressure Regulator is a staple in oil and gas production. It’s used in numerous oilfield applications, including on separators, flow treaters, free water knockouts, compressor stations, and gas gathering systems. Operation Considered an “integrated valve,” the regulator’s pilot—the key to opening and closing the it—is connected to the valve body and comes out as
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A diagram of Kimray's Glycol Gas Dehydration System.

What is Glycol Foaming?

One of the biggest challenges in operating a glycol gas dehydration system is addressing glycol loss. Most dehydration units are designed with a margin of 0.1 gallons of glycol per million feet of natural gas treated. If the system loses more than this, processes are affected. One of the most common ways glycol is lost
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5 Tips for Operating and Maintaining Your Temperature Controller

If you’re on a production site, you’re almost guaranteed to see a temperature controller sticking out of a production vessel. Today on the blog we’re going to show you how to identify and troubleshoot issues when your temperature controller is not working correctly. There are three things that affect separation: time, pressure, and heat. When
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Kimray's E-LO Control Valve.

E-LO Control Valve Improves Temperature Regulation of Glycol Dehydration System

Recently, a customer with operations in the Eagle Ford was experiencing erratic temperature swings in their triethylene glycol (TEG) reboiler. The producer was trying to maintain a temperature of 390 Farehnhiet (199 Celsius). Glycol dehydration is a method of removing water from natural gas. Gas containing water—often referred to as “wet gas”—can cause a variety of
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Which Elastomer Material is Right for Your Control Valve?

Though small in size, elastomers play a critical role in oil and gas production. Elastomers are the rubber materials used in the diaphragms, seats, and o-rings of control valves, regulators, temperature controllers, and most oil and gas control equipment. Selecting the right elastomer is key to keeping your production running smoothly. So, how do you
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