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ACI’s Load and Flow Control Devices short course presented at the GMC. Authors: Chad Brahler, Norm Shade, Dwayne A. Hickman
Paper on cylinder projects presented by Norm Shade at Aberdeen, Scotland conference.
Paper discussing efficiency of Radial Poppet Valves. Presented at the 2009 GMC. Authors: Lauren Sperry, Norm Shade (ACI)
Short Course presented during the 2012 GMC discussing suggested Unloading Methodologies. Authors: Joe Fernandez (Ariel Corporation), Kelly Eberle (Beta Machinery), Dwayne A. Hickman (ACI)
Automation paper that was presented at the GMC 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah in Oct 2003. Authors: Dwayne A. Hickman (ACI) and Roy Milum (Siemens)
ACI paper presented at the 20016 GMC. Authors: Norm Shade, Chad Brahler, and Dwayne A. Hickman.
Paper which was presented at the IPC2002 in Calgary, Canada in Sept-Oct 2002. Author: Dwayne A. Hickman (ACI), John Slupsky, Bruce Chrisman (Cooper), Tom Hurley (Cooper).
Evaluation of a Dynamic Variable Orifice for Reciprocating Compressor Pulsation Control Paper
This paper presented during the 2014 GMC introduces a new technology, a dynamic variable orifice (DVO), for controlling pulsations and pulsation induced unbalanced forces in reciprocating compressor systems. Authors: Norm Shade (ACI), Tyler Clark (ACI), Jared Adair (Tech Transfer, Inc.)
Presented at the 2009 GMC, this paper discusses pulsation and pressure drop reductions related to implementation of a bottle-less attenuation system. Authors: Norm Shade (ACI), John Bazaar (ACI), Glen Chatfield (Optimum Power Technology), John Crandall (Optimum Power Technology), Dale Wells (Optimum Power Technology)
New paradigms for pulsation attenuation, compression efficiency and increased flow. A whitepaper published jointly by ACI Services and Optimum Pumping Technology.
Major efficiency gains achieved by adapting high‐performance engine technology to reciprocating compressors. A whitepaper published jointly by ACI Services and Optimum Pumping Technology.
Application of a Pulsation Attenuation Network (PAN Filter) at a Flow Meter Station. Paper presented at the 2016 GMC. Authors: Norm Shade (ACI), Glen Chatfield (Optimum Pumping Technology), Martin Maculo (Williams), Jack Phillips (Williams), Noah Dixon (Williams)
Pulsation Control Achieved Without Pressure Drop. A whitepaper published jointly by ACI Services and Optimum Pumping Technology.
Pulsation Control with Minimal Pressure Drop Preserves Low Flow Operating Range. A whitepaper published jointly by ACI Services and Optimum Pumping Technology.
Excel spreadsheet for reviewing economic justification for changes to
compressor configurations, efficiencies, and unloading abilities.
Determining System Flow Coefficient.XLS
Excel spreadsheet for determining the System Flow Coefficient required to close or open unloaders in 1 to 2 seconds.
Data Input Sheet
Details data required to model a compressor in eRCM.
Reducing Methane Rod Packing
United States Environmental Protection Agency#EPA430-B-03-011
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