What is a Back Pressure Valve?

A back pressure valve is a type of control valve that holds pressure on production vessels such as separators, treaters, and free water knockouts and releases upstream pressure when a designated set point is reached. How Do Back Pressure Valves Work? The Kimray Back Pressure Regulator is an “integrated” valve because the pilot—the key to
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Reversing Your High Pressure Control Valve From Fail Close to Fail Open

The Kimray High Pressure Control Valve is a versatile solution that features field-reversible topworks for easy field conversions. Need to reverse the function from fail open to fail close for a different application? For example, maybe you have been using a the valve as a suction controller on the inlet of a compressor, in which
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Freezing valves, cold weather, back pressure, gas tubing

5 Tips for Oil and Gas Production in Cold Weather

Cold weather provides unique challenges to maintaining uptime at your oil and gas production site. Whether you live in Canada, a cold-weather state like North Dakota, or you only experience freezing temperatures during the winter months, freezing gas lines and control valves can have damaging effects on your production goals. Check out these 5 tips
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Producer Solves the Oil and Gas Separator Emulsion Mystery

Recently, a producer ran into a problem in Catarina, Texas. As the Technical Development Engineer, he was responsible for keeping this field producing smoothly. But it seemed his liquid level controller wasn’t maintaining the proper interface of oil and water. Oil and gas producers use separator vessels (like the one below) to separate a well stream
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Tulsa Gas Technologies in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Compressed Natural Gas with Tulsa Gas Technologies

When a utility provider experiences an outage, they often contact companies like Tom’s team at Tulsa Gas Technologies. Starting in 1990 in his shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tom Sewell pioneered an innovative, successful process for the installation and dispensing of Compressed Natural Gas. This installation process is now the standard for CNG stations in North
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