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High Pressure Control Valve being used at a Williston Basin Well Site

Bakken Oil Production: 3 Popular Kimray Products in the Williston Basin

Originally discovered in 1953, the Bakken Formation is a rock unit in the Williston Basin. It stretches underneath Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota as well as parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Since the shale boom beginning in the late 2000s, the Bakken has become 1 of only 10 oil fields globally that yield over
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What is the Best Valve Trim Material to Prevent Abrasion?

What is the Best Valve Trim Material to Prevent Abrasion?

How Is Abrasion Affecting Your Valves? In oil and gas applications with highly abrasive conditions, control valves can take a real beating. Sand, salt, and other abrasive elements wear away the internal trim, packing, and body as it moves through the valve. Sources of valve abrasion include fracking flowback, natural sand in the formation, and
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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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