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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Two Kimray employees installing an electric actuator.

Optimizing Plunger Lift with an Electric Actuator

Case Study: Does an Electric Actuator Make Sense? Electric actuators make production operations when pneumatics are involved more efficient. We were invited to a well site to determine if the Kimray R2L would work effectively on a conventional plunger set up. The field in question relies entirely on pneumatics. They use supply gas to actuate several
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