A Kimray Pilot Controlling a Kimray Control Valve

What is a Control Valve Controller?

On its own, a control valve will not technically control anything. In order to accurately control the flow of oil and gas, it needs a “control valve controller,” also known as a valve pilot. How Control Valves Work A control valve is a device that controls the flow of liquid or gas. To control the liquid
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How to Identify the Parts of a High Pressure Control Valve Package

The Kimray High Pressure Control Valve is a versatile solution for controlling a variety of liquids and gasses. In this video, we show you how to identify the key components of a control valve package. High Pressure Control Valve The first item to identify is the control valve. We offer these valves in sizes ranging
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A graphic asking, "What is a Solenoid Valve?"

What is a Solenoid Valve?

A “solenoid valve” refers to a valve that is controlled by a solenoid. The action of a solenoid is on/off or snap acting. In order to operate, the solenoid must receive an electric current from a switch. The current magnetizes the coil, moving the plunger in the solenoid and sending a pneumatic signal to the
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What is a Valve Actuator?

A valve actuator is the device that “actuates,” or moves, a valve open or closed. It is attached to and works in conjunction with two parts: the valve body and the valve pilot. How Does an Actuator Work? In a Kimray High Pressure Control Valve, the pneumatic actuator is comprised of several parts. These include
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What’s the Difference Between Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP) and Valve Operating Pressure?

What is Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP)? The maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) of a control valve (or regulator) is the highest amount of pressure the valve is rated to flow. If an operator forces the valve to flow pressure above the MAWP, the components—such as springs, diaphragms, o-rings, or the body itself—may fail. Here are
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