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Stuff You Should Know about Oil and Gas Production is an educational show featuring enlightening conversations and helpful tips about producing oil and gas. This podcast is produced by Kimray, an industry-leading manufacturer of oil and gas control equipment.

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Stuff You Should Know about Oil and Gas Production is an educational show featuring enlightening conversations and helpful tips about producing oil and gas. This podcast is produced by Kimray, an industry-leading manufacturer of oil and gas control equipment.

    How to Identify the Parts of a High Pressure Control Valve Package | Ep. #7

    How to Identify the Parts of a High Pressure Control Valve Package | Ep. #7

    The versatile High Pressure Control Valve can work in several of applications, including as a dump valve, pressure regulator, and suction controller. 

    However, it won't work on its own. It needs a few other pieces to do what it's supposed to. 

    In this episode of Stuff You Should Know about Oil and Gas, Kyle explains how to identify those pieces and what each does to support operation of the valve. 

    Topics include which components are required for which application, and ideas for repurposing a valve.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    How to Identify the Parts of your High Pressure Control Valve: https://bit.ly/3daghwB
    How to Operate a High Pressure Control Valve: https://bit.ly/3eoUBNF
    High Pressure Control Valve product page: https://bit.ly/3ek7oRs

    • 9 min
    What Should You Know about Pneumatic Valve Actuators? | Ep. #6

    What Should You Know about Pneumatic Valve Actuators? | Ep. #6

    In this episode, Kyle Andrews, Product Applications Trainer at Kimray, explains how a pneumatic actuator works.

    Topics include:


    What is an actuator? 
    Why does a control valve need an actuator? 
    What all can be considered pneumatic? 
     Why do some producers use compressed air to power their valves? 
    Why are the advantages and disadvantages of pneumatic actuators? 

    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    3 Reasons to Use Compressed Air to Power Your Control Valves https://bit.ly/3743XvF
    Limit Emissions with Non-Venting Control Valves https://bit.ly/307jV6Y
    Natural Gas Flaring vs. Capturing https://bit.ly/3eIIZ8e

    • 9 min
    What is a 3-Phase Separator? | Ep. #5

    What is a 3-Phase Separator? | Ep. #5

    In this episode, Kyle Andrews, Product Applications Trainer at Kimray, explains what a 3-Phase Separator does.

    Topics include:


    Why is separation so critical in oil and gas production? 
    What are the 3 phases? 
    Where are these types of separators found? 
    What are the key components of a separator? 
    What type of controllers do 3-phase separators require?   

    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    What is a 3-Phase Separator? https://bit.ly/307lbXK
    Video Overview of 2-Phase and 3-Phase Separators https://bit.ly/305zFXU

    • 10 min
    What Exactly Does a Back Pressure Regulator Do? | Ep. #4

    What Exactly Does a Back Pressure Regulator Do? | Ep. #4

    In this episode, Kyle Andrews, Product Applications Trainer at Kimray, explains what a back pressure regulator does. 

    Topics include: 


    What’s the difference between a regulator and valve? 
    What does a back pressure regulator do? 
    How is a production separator like a water gun? 
    What would happen in a separator if there were no back pressure held on it? 
    What are some common problems operators encounter with a back pressure regulator?

    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    What is a Back Pressure Regulator? https://bit.ly/2BxCaYY
    Kimray Back Pressure Regulators https://bit.ly/307jPfC

    • 10 min
    Why is Valve CV So Important? | Ep. #3

    Why is Valve CV So Important? | Ep. #3

    In this episode of Stuff You Should Know about Oil and Gas, Kyle explains the importance of control valve CV. They walk through the definition, why it’s so important, how to determine CV, and common challenges related to incorrect calculation and operation.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    Kimray Sizing Calculator: https://bit.ly/364GkT7 
    What is Valve Flow Coefficient (CV)? https://bit.ly/3dRsDdg

    • 13 min
    3 Types of Control Valve Trim | Ep. #2

    3 Types of Control Valve Trim | Ep. #2

    In this episode, Kyle Andrews, Product Applications Trainer at Kimray, explains the three primary types of control valve trim: Snap Trim, Nominal Trim, and Equal Percentage Trim. Topics include: Which trim is best for liquid dump valves, gas back pressure valves, pressure relief valves and more.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    3 Types of Control Valve Trim: https://bit.ly/2Z6ksWg
    Kimray High Pressure Control Valve: https://bit.ly/3cDECLg

    • 12 min

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