Oil and Water Interface: How to Weight a Float Ball

Oil and water interface is a key to maintaining steady liquid level control in your separators. In this video, Jerry from Kimray and Tim from Superior Fabrication (SFI) explain how to achieve interface with a float ball and dump valve. How to Weight a Float Ball for Interface A liquid level float is used to
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The Invisible Killer – How to Prevent H2S Exposure at Wellsites

There are many potential dangers at wellsites, and one of the most insidious is accidental inhalation of toxic gas. Hydrogen Sulfide—also known as H2S, sewer gas, swamp gas, stink damp, and sour damp—is a colorless gas known for its pungent “rotten egg” odor at low concentrations. H2S can be found at any wellsite, and the
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A picture of Kimray's R2L Package with Valvcon ADC actuator.

A Highway Training Session

The first thing we discuss when developing new product ideas is the user experience. We ask questions like: “Who will be working with this product?” “Is its functionality easy to explain?” “How can we minimize the variables affecting its operation?” Another critical question we ask is “How simple is it to install?” We know you
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An image of MIT's recent global study showing different industries' path to "digital maturity." The oil and gas industry is shown as being one of the slowest to achieve this status.

The Way We See It: the Digital Oilfield

A recent global study by MIT found that the oil and gas industry is one of the last to arrive at what it called “digital maturity.” In our our view there are two primary reasons for this: power and communication. The majority of well sites are not close to major metropolitan areas—they are remote operations.
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Valve Failure Position - Fail Open Valve or Fail Closed Valve

Should My Valve Fail Open, Closed or In Place?

Should your valve fail open, closed, or in place? Despite how it sounds, “valve failure” does not mean that the control valve itself has failed. In the event of power loss, a control valve will “fail,” or stop, in one of three positions—open, closed, or in place. Today we will look at what these three
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