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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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What Does “Back Pressure” Mean, and Why Is It Important?

Simply put, back pressure is pressure that is held back. “Back” in this context means against the natural flow of fluid or gas. In oil and gas applications it refers to upstream pressure that is held, or maintained, in a variety of production vessels to provide the right conditions for separation and processing. Production Vessels
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Vertical and Horizontal Oil and Gas Separators

Oil and Gas Separator: How It Works

An oil and gas separator is a vertical or horizontal vessel that producers use to separate the elements of a fluid stream. The typical elements in the stream are oil, gas, water, and sand or sediment. Oil and Gas Separator Phases Oil and Gas separators are classified as two-phase and three-phase separators. Two-phase separators handle
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Back Pressure Regulator vs Pressure Reducing Regulator: What’s the Difference?

In oil and gas production applications, it can be hard to tell the difference between a back pressure regulator and a pressure reducing regulator. So, What’s the Difference? A Back Pressure Regulator is a type of control valve designed to hold pressure on production vessels and release pressure downstream when a set point is reached. This pressurizes the vessels
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Back Pressure Valve in a Field

Questions to Ask When Looking for a Back Pressure Valve Supplier

Kimray is a world-class back pressure valve supplier based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Trusted for generations, Kimray has been creating simple, effective products for temperature, level, flow, and pressure control for over 70 years. Common applications for our products include compression, gas dehydration, separation, heaters, artificial lift, gas regulation skids, measurement stations and more.
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