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Valves

Radial Valve Paper
Paper discussing efficiency of Radial Poppet Valves. Presented at the 2009 GMC. Authors: Lauren Sperry, Norm Shade (ACI)

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Unloading Hardware

Unloading Methodologies.pptx
Short Course presented during the 2012 GMC discussing suggested Unloading Methodologies. Authors: Joe Fernandez (Ariel Corporation), Kelly Eberle (Beta Machinery), Dwayne A. Hickman (ACI)
Reciprocating Compressor Performance Predictions Paper
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)
Capacity Control Device Comparisons Paper
ACI paper presented at the 20016 GMC. Authors: Norm Shade, Chad Brahler, and Dwayne A. Hickman.
Development, Field Testing and Implementation of Automated Hydraulically Controlled, Variable Volume Loading Systems for Reciprocating Compressors Paper
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).
Software/Controllers
Pulsation Control

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.)
Pulsation Control System Paper
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-Control-and-Compression-Efficiency Paper
New paradigms for pulsation attenuation, compression efficiency and increased flow. A whitepaper published jointly by ACI Services and Optimum Pumping Technology.
Manifold-PAN-Paper
Major efficiency gains achieved by adapting high‐performance engine technology to reciprocating compressors. A whitepaper published jointly by ACI Services and Optimum Pumping Technology.
Flow Meter PAN Filter Paper
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)
Reciprocating Compressor Pulsation Control Using PAN Filters Paper
Pulsation Control Achieved Without Pressure Drop. A whitepaper published jointly by ACI Services and Optimum Pumping Technology.
PAN Filters for Centrifugal Compressors Paper
Pulsation Control with Minimal Pressure Drop Preserves Low Flow Operating Range. A whitepaper published jointly by ACI Services and Optimum Pumping Technology.
Specialty Tools
Industry Tech Data
Savings Spreadsheet.xls
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.

Data Input Sheet.doc

Reducing Methane Rod Packing
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