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What Causes A Frozen Valve?

What Causes a Frozen Valve?

A frozen valve can lead to significant production downtime and accompanying frustration for your oil and gas operation.  In the video above, Chase explains why valves freeze and tells you how to prevent freezing.   What Causes a Frozen Valve? The primary reason valves freeze is due to pressure drops in the gas flowing through them.
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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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