How to Achieve Liquid Level Control with a Treater Valve

What is a Treater Valve? The Kimray Treater Valve is a weight-operated throttling valve designed to hold liquid level in production vessels such as heater treaters, free water knockouts, and saltwater disposal systems. How the Treater Valve Works in Liquid Level Control The Treater Valve actuates based on the hydrostatic pressure. Production vessels like heater
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4 Types of Three-phase Separator Vessel Design

Separator vessel design is a crucial consideration for oil and gas producers trying to separate valuable resources from disposable ones. Produced well fluid consists of different ratios of oil, water, natural gas, and sediment. Horizontal and vertical three-phase separators split that emulsion into three individual components.  In this video, we review 4 types of three-phase separator vessel design:  Horizontal with Overflow Weir Horizontal with oil
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Sand Control: 3 Signs of Erosive Fluid in an Oil and Gas Separator

Sand control is key for oil and gas producers due to modern well completion methods. In the image above of a horizontal separator, there are three signs that this producer is dealing with erosive sand in their production fluid. Can you spot them?   1. High Pressure Control Valve The first sign is the producer is
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Podcast: Critical Flow Factor for a Control Valve | Episode #8

The Critical Flow Factor (Cf) is an essential number to know when sizing your valve. In this episode of Stuff You Should Know about Oil and Gas, Kyle explains what Critical Flow Factor is and how to calculate it.  Topics in Critical Flow Factor for Control Valve Difference between Critical Flow Factor (Cf) and Flow
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The Joule-Thomson Effect: What It Is and How It Affects Oil and Gas

The Joule-Thomson Effect, also referred to as the JT effect, is an important concept that can negatively affect oil and gas production if not accounted for. Discovered by British physicists in the 19th century, this principle states that when the pressure of a gas changes, its temperature also changes. In natural gas production, this means
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