Kyle Andrews

Kyle Andrews serves as Product Applications Trainer at Kimray. He provides Kimray product and applications training for Kimray’s sales team and customers.

Posts by Kyle Andrews

What is a BTEX Condenser Unit?

What is a BTEX Condenser Unit? A BTEX Condenser Unit is an accessory of a natural gas dehydration unit. Producers use these units to condense four harmful vapors into liquid and dispose of them. “BTEX” is an acronym that stands for Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene. These are naturally occurring elements found in crude oil
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3 Common Types of Three-phase Separator Vessel Design  

Separator vessel design is a crucial consideration for oil and gas producers trying to separate valuable resources from disposable ones. Produced well fluid consists of different ratios of oil, water, natural gas, and sediment. Horizontal and vertical three-phase separators split that emulsion into three individual components.  In this video, we review 3 common types of three-phase separator vessel design:  Horizontal with Overflow Weir Horizontal
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Sand Control: 3 Signs of Erosive Fluid in an Oil and Gas Separator

Sand control is key for oil and gas producers due to modern well completion methods. In the image above of a horizontal separator, there are three signs that this producer is dealing with erosive sand in their production fluid. Can you spot them?   1. High Pressure Control Valve The first sign is the producer is
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The Joule-Thomson Effect: What It Is and How It Affects Oil and Gas

The Joule-Thomson Effect, also referred to as the JT effect, is an important concept that can negatively affect oil and gas production if not accounted for. Discovered by British physicists in the 19th century, this principle states that when the pressure of a gas changes, its temperature also changes. In natural gas production, this means
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6 Ways to Separate an Oil and Water Emulsion

An oil and water emulsion refers specifically to the fluid that comes directly from an oil and gas well.  When a well is produced, what comes to the surface is a mixture of oil, water, gas, and solids. After the gas has been separated from the liquid, the oil and water that remain must also be separated.   Emulsions in the oil industry are either classified as “water-in-oil“ or
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