Podcast: What Exactly Does a Gas Pressure Regulator Do? Episode #4

In this episode, Kyle Andrews, Product Applications Trainer at Kimray, explains what a gas pressure regulator does. Topics for Gas Pressure Regulator What’s the difference between a gas pressure regulator and valve? What does a gas back pressure regulator do? How is a production separator like a water gun? What would happen in a separator
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Fugitive methane gas emissions

Solutions for Fugitive Methane Gas Emissions in Oil and Gas Production

Fugitive Methane Gas Emissions  As gas moves through valves to various production vessels, it is typically vented by pneumatic controllers. This venting, along with accidental emissions that occur during production and transportation, make up fugitive methane gas emissions. Methane is the primary component of natural gas, making up around 80% of the gas produced from
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How to Convert a Gas Regulator from Vent to Non-Vent

How to Convert a Gas Regulator from Vent to Non-vent

A back pressure regulator is a specific type of control valve that holds pressure on production vessels such as separators, treaters, and free water knockouts and releases upstream pressure when a designated set point is reached. When a gas back pressure regulator is operating correctly, it vents pressure off the diaphragm as it adjusts. However, some producers
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Non-venting Pneumatic Control Valve

Limit Emissions with Non-venting Pneumatic Control Valves

The Emissions Challenge An ongoing challenge for oil and gas producers is maintaining optimal operation of their production while keeping natural gas emissions low. With states like Colorado and New Mexico moving toward more stringent emission regulations, and additional federal regulations always a possibility, producers need to start considering how to keep production moving despite emission
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What is a Pressure Reducing Regulator?

What is a Pressure Reducing Regulator? Oil and gas producers use a Pressure Reducing Regulator to maintain a downstream pressure set point. The pilot and the valve come together as one piece, making it a regulator, or “pilot-integrated valve.” Some may also refer to this regulator as a “pressure control valve” or a “pressure reducer valve.” Unfortunately,
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