Kyle Andrews

Kyle Andrews serves as an Account Manager at Kimray. He provides Kimray product training and works with producers to identify project solutions.

Posts by Kyle Andrews

How to select an actuator

How to Select a Valve Actuator

A valve actuator is the component that “actuates,” or moves, a valve open or closed.   In this video, we show you two different types—pneumatic and electric—and explain what factors you should consider when selecting an actuator.   Pneumatic Valve Actuator One of the most common actuators is a pneumatic actuator, like the one on the Kimray High Pressure
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High Pressure Control Valve in a field

What is the Valve Seat Leakage Class for My Valve?

Control Valve Seat Leakage Control valves are designed to throttle, but they are also often expected to provide some type of shut-off capability. A control valve’s ability to shut off has to do with many factors: Balanced or unbalanced plug, seat material, actuator thrust, pressure drop, and the type of fluid can all play a
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Vertical and Horizontal Oil and Gas Separators

Oil and Gas Separator: How It Works

An oil and gas separator is a vertical or horizontal vessel that producers use to separate the elements of a fluid stream. The typical elements in the stream are oil, gas, water, and sand or sediment. Oil and Gas Separator Phases Oil and Gas separators are classified as two-phase and three-phase separators. Two-phase separators handle
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What is a Gas Pressure Regulator Used For?

Producers use Kimray Gas Pressure Regulators in numerous applications to provide control of oil and gas production processes. In the video above, Kyle walks through some specific applications, options, and troubleshooting scenarios for these regulators. He also breaks down these three types of pressure regulators: Back Pressure, Pressure Reducing, and Liquid Back Pressure. Back Pressure Regulator
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Oil refinery burning off gas

Natural Gas Flaring vs. Capturing

Natural gas flaring is a method oil and gas producers use to reduce atmospheric emissions. In recent years, companies are more and more looking for methods to capture fugitive natural gas. What Natural Gas Flaring Is Oil and gas wells produce three primary elements: water, crude oil, and natural gas. Companies dispose of or recycle
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