SNYDER—A generous donation of six cut-away valve units by Kimray, Inc. has been received by the WTC Petroleum and Processing Programs. These units are valuable learning tools that would otherwise be unavailable for WTC students.
Kimray, Inc. is an oil and gas industry leader that provides an extensive line of control equipment for the upstream oil and gas trade.
Chris Mencor, Technical Marketing Manager for Kimray, Inc. presented six different cut-away valve units to Dr. Berry Jordan, STEM Grant Project Coordinator for WTC. The cutaways include: a Gas Back Pressure Regulator; a Treater; an Energy Exchange Glycol Pump; a High Temperature Base Thermostat; a Low Pressure Balanced Control Valve; and a Dump Valve. The estimated value of these teaching tools is over $14,000.
“These units are commonly found on the job in the Petroleum and Processing Technology fields,” explains Dr. Jordan.
“They are key teaching tools to show students the elements of each valve, how they are put together, and how to repair them. Kimray Inc.’s valves make it possible to go beyond teaching a theory and give our students hands-on training to provide real job skills with relevant industry equipment.”
When they are not being used in the classroom, the cut-away units will be on display at the Scurry County Museum (SCM), located on the WTC campus.
“This is a win-win situation,” states Daniel Schlegel Jr., Executive Director of SCM.
The Petroleum and Process Technology Programs at Western Texas College began in 2012 with a STEM grant.“These units are a unique opportunity for the community to get an inside view of oil and gas equipment. Now they can see how they work!”
Western Texas College appreciates the generous donation from Kimray, Inc. and the opportunity to partner with a leader in an industry.