How to Weight a Float Ball for Liquid Level Control

To control the gas, liquid, and oil interface in process equipment, many producers employ a liquid level controller in conjunction with a mechanical liquid dump valve. A mechanical level controller consists of three primary parts: A float ball, which is inserted into the vessel A trunnion, which is bolted onto the exterior of the vessel An
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Repairing Your Back Pressure Regulator

Kimray’s Back Pressure Regulator is a staple in oil and gas production. Numerous oilfield applications, including on separators, flow treaters, free water knockouts, compressor stations, and gas gathering systems use it. 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 one
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What is Glycol Foaming

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 it affects processes. 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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