COMPRESSOR WORKS BLOG

    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 in previous multi-year projects.

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    Reducing our lead time from 26 weeks to 10 weeks

    Reducing our lead time from 26 weeks to 10 weeks

    Earlier this year a customer contacted ACI to evaluate how best to gain additional capacity from an existing Clark CM2 compressor they had in operation. In summary, they needed to increase the bore diameter of the cylinder that was being used. The challenge was the cylinder they had was not capable of being

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    Free eRCM Training at Hi-Tech

    Free eRCM Training at Hi-Tech

    With historic Bedford, Pennsylvania as the backdrop, team members from ACI and Hi-Tech recently met to present new capabilities, processes and products.  This event is part of an ongoing, larger focus on our strategic partners as part of ACI's sales plan.

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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.

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    Increased Machining Capacity

    Increased Machining Capacity

    I am pleased to announce ACI has just recently completed the installation of our newest horizontal boring mill, KIA KBM 135 which will enable increased machining capacity.

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    2017 EGCR Keynote Speaker

    2017 EGCR Keynote Speaker - W. Norman Shade, Jr., PE.

    Join us at the 2017 EGCR in Pittsburgh, PA.

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    The Power of Natural Gas

    The benefits of natural gas are often taken for granted.

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    Free eRCM Training Sessions

    eRCM Training Sessions added in 2017

    We expect these classes to fill up very quickly, please ensure you are one of the first to let us know you will attend.

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    As 2016 draws to a close, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to you, our loyal customers for helping to make our progress and prosperity possible this year.
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    Making Culture Actionable

    A strong Culture is a vital part of ACI!

    A blog post from company President, Chad Brahler

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    Annual Employee Soup Cook Off

    Annual Employee Soup Cook Off

    Each year around Thanksgiving, we look forward to having our annual soup cook off.

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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.

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    Zane State and ACI receive partnership award

    Zane State and ACI receive partnership award

    ZANESVILLE - Zane State College and ACI Services Inc. has received the 2016 Outstanding Business Partnership award from the Ohio Association of Community Colleges.

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    PAN Technology

    An Introduction to PAN Technology

    New Paradigms for Pulsation Attenuation Compression Efficiency, and Increased Gas Flow

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    eRCM Training in the Dallas, Texas area

    eRCM Training in the Dallas, Texas Area

    FREE eRCM Training - reserve your spot ASAP.

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    Biking For A Cause

    Biking For A Cause

    Follow Joe's journey as he trains for Pelotonia.

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    Biking the Gap

    Biking the GAP

    Follow Chad's biking journey as he bikes from Pittsburgh to D. C.

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    John Gower

    In Memoriam

    John Ernest Gower passed away on June 11, 2016.

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    Valve-in-Head Compressor Cylinder Replacement

    Valve-in-Head Compressor Cylinder Replacement

    Reciprocating compressors are the heart and soul of production in the gas industry. Continued operation of this compressor over time is critical because so many other elements of the industry – from the refineries and production plants to the gas pipeline transmission operations – depend on them.

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    Linear Motor Reciprocating Compressor

    Linear Motor Reciprocating Compressor

    ACI Services Inc. is currently working with Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) in the development of a Linear Motor Reciprocating Compressor (LMRC)

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    eRCM Training Sessions

    eRCM Training Sessions

    eRCM Training sessions offered at ACI Services in multiple locations.

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    Compressor Connection Offers Unique Services to the Compressor Market

    Compressor Connection Offers Unique Services to the Compressor Market

    ACI Services, Inc., is well known in the industry for providing unique new-equipment solutions to the compression industry.

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    GCA donates to Zane State College

    Gas Compressor Association Donates to Zane State College

    The Gas Compressor Association recently donated $8,000 to Zane State College for its Oil and Gas Engineering Technology program.

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    Replacement piston and rod assemblies

    Replacement piston and rod assemblies

    Compressor components do an enormous amount of work. Over time, they accumulate wear that can degrade compressor performance and if left unchecked, can compromise safety. To address this, ACI Services offers a complete line of replacement piston and rod options for reciprocating compressors.

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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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    eRCM Training Sessions

    eRCM FREE Training Session

    ACI is offering a one-day eRCM Training Session FREE in Cambridge, Ohio on April 19th, 2016 and Pasadena, Texas on May 10th, 2016.

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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.

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    In Memoriam

    In Memoriam

    Mr. Narku O. (Nak) Nortey passed away on October 14, 2015 after a long illness.

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    NEW .NET eRCM Viewer Software

    NEW .NET eRCM Viewer Software

    This new version is 2-10 times faster than before, renders smoother curves, is easier to install and update, is more secure

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    3D Printed Models at the Upcoming 2015 Conferences

    3D Printed Models at the Upcoming 2015 Conferences

    We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming conferences this year and even more excited to show you our 3D printed models of the PAN and DVO.

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