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W. Norm Shade

Gas Compression: A Primer on Compression Equipment & Technology Available First Quarter 2021. W. Norm Shade’s newest book detailing the technical principals for reciprocating, centrifugal, and Rotary Screw Compressors. Place an order for your copy today!

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New GMRC Field Gas Compressor Package Guideline

New GMRC Field Gas Compressor Package Guideline By W. Norm Shade, PE With the wide-spread use of high-speed separable reciprocating compressors throughout the oil and natural gas industry, the GMRC has been active in developing better guidelines and practices for the specification, design and application of this type of compression equipment. Two documents were developed […]

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Training Is a Journey

Training is a Journey Training should not be the mindset of “one and done.” Training is a journey and you have to decide the path of your journey. It is easy to sit back and let the information be presented to you, but I am sure if you do, you will be very disappointed. (more…)

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Bore Wear

Reciprocating Compressor Bore Wear Many unlined reciprocating compressor cylinders experience running bore wear. In particular, forged steel cylinders may experience significant wear in the running bore. (more…)

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Compressor performance curves made easy

Compressor performance curves made easy Modeling compressor performance curves can be complicated. That’s why ACI Services, Inc., offers its free, downloadable eRCM Viewer modeling software, available for Windows-based PCs. The software operates on the Windows .NET Framework. PCs running newer Windows implementations (Vista, 7, 8, 10, etc.) are supported. Windows XT is no longer supported. […]

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America’s Energy Link

America’s Energy Link Earlier this year, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the INGAA Foundation launched a strategic communications campaign designed to educate everyday Americans about the benefits of natural gas and natural gas pipelines. (more…)

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