Which Electric Actuator is Right For Me?

Valvcon or Tritex II: Which Electric Actuator is Right for Me?

At the core of the oil industry’s move toward digital, low-emissions operations is the process of control. Specifically, this refers to valves and valve actuation. In our effort to increase our automated solutions, Kimray now offers two electric actuators. Both actuators are effective and distinct. Let’s take a look at some specific features and typical
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Vapor Recovery Unit in the DJ Basin Using Electric Pilot

A producer in the Colorado DJ Basin was using a pneumatic controller for an inlet suction control valve on a vapor recovery unit (VRU). Vapor recovery is a common practice in Colorado, and electric control products are becoming more common because of the strict emissions regulations there. In light of these needs, we asked the
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What is a Burner Management System?

What is a Burner Management System (BMS)? Oil and natural gas companies use a burner management system to provide temperature control on heated vessels. Typical features of a burner management system include safe start-up, emergency shutdown, and remote monitoring of process burners. What is the purpose of a BMS? Producers introduce heat to oil and
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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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What is a Back Pressure Valve?

A back pressure valve is a type of control valve that holds pressure on production vessels such as separators, treaters, and free water knockouts and releases upstream pressure when a designated set point is reached. How Do Back Pressure Valves Work? The Kimray Back Pressure Regulator is an “integrated” valve because the pilot—the key to
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