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What is the Joule-Thomson Effect? | Ep. #9 Stuff You Should Know About Oil and Gas Production

    • Business

Have you ever seen a control valve on site with frost around it? Weird, right? 

In this episode of Stuff You Should Know About Oil and Gas, Kyle explains what causes this phenomenon of freezing in oil and gas production. 

Topics include how to calculate for the "JT Effect," what problems freezing can cause, and a few solutions we recommend to prevent freezing. 

Resources mentioned in this episode:


How to Prevent Freezing Valves: https://bit.ly/2M8m0ak
Video on the Joule-Thomson Effect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7h59Tg9DS4
Catco Heaters: https://bit.ly/2AgPMqZ

Have you ever seen a control valve on site with frost around it? Weird, right? 

In this episode of Stuff You Should Know About Oil and Gas, Kyle explains what causes this phenomenon of freezing in oil and gas production. 

Topics include how to calculate for the "JT Effect," what problems freezing can cause, and a few solutions we recommend to prevent freezing. 

Resources mentioned in this episode:


How to Prevent Freezing Valves: https://bit.ly/2M8m0ak
Video on the Joule-Thomson Effect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7h59Tg9DS4
Catco Heaters: https://bit.ly/2AgPMqZ

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