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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The Overlooked Importance of a Control Valve | Q&A with Bill Diokanos

“The control valve is a vital part of a production system, but it’s often overlooked until there is an issue with it.” Bill Diokanos is an engineer and consultant with over 35 years of experience in upstream oil and gas production and pipeline operations.  Over the past 10 years he has consulted ExxonMobil, Shell Exploration and Production,
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Kimray's Gas Pressure Reducing Regulator

Kimray’s Gas Pressure Reducing Regulator

What is a Pressure Reducing Regulator? Kimray’s Pressure Reducing Regulator is used to maintain a downstream pressure set point. Otherwise known as a “pilot-integrated valve,” Pressure Regulators are often used as suction controllers. In addition, they can also be used as recirculation applications on gas compressors and as fuel gas suppliers. To work properly, the
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