valve trim

Kimray Control Valves Being Used as Dual Dump Valves

Should You Be Using Dual Dump Valves?

Oil and gas producers use dump valves to dump liquid from production vessels when the level reaches a pre-determined point. Recently, we have seen a lot of producers in the Permian and New Mexico move to using dual Kimray High Pressure Control Valves in dump valve applications on their separators. This practice is also starting
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Kimray Valve Topworks

What are the Topworks of a Valve?

“Topworks” typically refers to the pneumatic actuator of a High Pressure Control Valve. The Kimray High Pressure Control Valve is a versatile solution for many oil and gas production applications. It is used as a dump valve, pressure regulator, suction controller, recirculation valve, as well as in plunger lift applications. A Kimray High Pressure Control
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Are You Using the Wrong Valve Trim?

What is Valve Trim? Valve trim consists of three basic items: the stem, ball, and seat. These are the critical parts that control the flow of liquid and gas through a valve. They are also the pieces most exposed to process elements, and therefore most vulnerable to wear. The Wrong Valve Trim A Kimray customer
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Drawings of three valve trims: snap, nominal, and percentage.

The 3 Types of Control Valve Trim

What is Control Valve Trim? Valve trim consists of three basic items: the stem, ball, and seat. These are the operative parts that control the flow of liquid and gas through a valve. They are also the parts most exposed to process elements, and therefore most vulnerable to wear. What Types of Valve Trim Are
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Kimray 2200 High Pressure Control Valve.

Solutions for Erosive Conditions in Woodford Shale

Sandy Conditions in Woodford Shale Recently, I met a with Kimray customer who had operations in the Woodford Shale. This well had been online for a few months, and they were getting a huge amount of sand in their production. This resulted in three time-consuming and costly issues:  The customer was having to empty their sand
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