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. Therefore, I thought I would take a minute to share the findings in case it’s helpful to other producers.  The customer had been using Kimray control valves and equipment for the life of this
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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 use is to maintain a downstream pressure set point. Otherwise known as a “pilot-integrated valve,” Pressure Regulators are often used as suction controllers. In addition, their design can aid in recirculation applications on gas compressors and as fuel gas suppliers. To work properly, the gas
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Prevent Freezing Valves: Valve Insulation Jackets vs. Catalytic Heaters

  Operators often use valve insulation jackets or insulation wrapped with heat tape to keep valves warm and prevent freezing. In this article, we’ll explain how valves freeze and highlight a better alternative: a CATCO Catalytic Heater. How Do Valves Freeze? Frozen instruments can lead to significant production downtime and accompanying frustration. And while freezing
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Kimray's liquid conversion calculator.

Understanding Control Valve Sizing

Appropriate control valve sizing is critical to proper operation. If your valve is sized incorrectly, it can lead to poor control and performance. Common Control Valve Sizing Mistake: Oversizing The most common mistake we see customers make in control valve sizing is selecting a valve that is too large. An oversized control valve will not
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