2019 Schedule

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Registration

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Welcome Reception Sponsored by UPS

7:00am – 5:00pm

Registration

8:00am – 11:00am

Basics of Compressor Valve Design and Troubleshooting

Ben Boutin, Patrick Taylor

From Inception to Installation: A Collaborative Approach for End Users to Procuring a Properly Sized and Effective Reciprocating Compressor Package

John Boser, Patrick Campbell, Terry Kreuz, Aubrey Kudler, John Mentzer

Industry Fundamentals

Manny Angulo

Introduction to Pulsation and Vibration on Reciprocating Compressors

Majid Mehrpouya, Alasdair Robinson

Overview of Machinery Rotordynamics

Justin Hollingsworth, Chris Kulhanek

11:00am – 1:00pm

Conference Lunch and General Session

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Case Study of Solutions to Screw Compressor Package Vibration

Jeff Barss, Umeet Bhachu, Wally Bratek

Gas Plant Optimization with Gas Turbine driven Centrifugal Compressors with Waste Heat Recovery

Mike Clay, Rainer Kurz

High Performance Pistons - Optimizing Run Time and Predicting Performance

Andreas Brandl, John Ladd

Reducing Methane Emissions in the Midstream Sector

Anthony Pocengal

Torsional Challenges for Rubber Band Compressors

Alasdair Robinson

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Advanced Topics in Acoustics and Vibrations

Eugene Broerman, Sarah Simons, Benjamin White

Data Analytics Roundtable
Fundamentals of Combustion - The Eight Things that Affect Combustion in Reciprocating Engine

Randy Anderson

Introduction to Dry Gas Seals and Systems

Tim Allison, Meera Towler

Natural Gas Machinery, Past, Present and Future

William Couch, Norm Shade

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Ariel Reception

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Siemens Reception

7:00am – 5:00pm

Registration

8:00am – 8:45am

Helical Pile Foundation Design Practices for Reciprocating Compressor Packages

Debarshi Das, Kelly Eberle

Improving Trapped Equivalence Ratio Control to Maintain Emissions for Changing Gas Compositions

Abdullah Bajwa, Greg Beshouri, Timothy Jacobs, Taylor Linker, Mark Patterson

Leak Down Testing Abstract

Dwight Small

Optimization of Compressor Wear Parts

Marc Langela

PRCI Gas Compression Research Updates

Tom Lumade

9:00am – 9:45am

An Effective Process for Reciprocating Compressor Package Specification and Bid Evaluation

Drake Millier, Norm Shade, Josh Shaver

Computation of Unsteady Flow in Compressor Sealing Elements

Georg Flade

Lubricants for Industrial Natural Gas Compression – Oilfield, Pipeline, and Separation Facilities

Christopher Seeton

Performance Augmentation Network (PAN) Commercial Application Tallgrass Energy Partners

Chad Brahler, Glen Chatfield, Rob Smith

Want to Succeed with Equipment Data Analytics? - Don’t Forget Your SME’s

David Krenek

10:00am – 10:50am

Technology Updates: Session 1

Update 1: room

Applying Asset Management and Digital Reliability in Gas Machinery
Speakers- Steven Jacquin, Siemens | Jan Pawlewitz, Siemens

Update 2: room

New Functionally Equivalent Cylinders For Eliminating Safety Issues and Improving Performance of Original Cylinder Designs
Speakers- Chad Brahler, ACI

Update 3: room

Profiled Plate Valves
Speakers- Randy Dal Molin, Hoerbiger Corporation of America 

Update 4: room

Solar Insight Capabilities
Speakers- Rainer Kurz, Solar Turbines

Update 5: room

Waukesha 275GL+ Technology Update
Speakers- Greg Polkus, Innio Waukesha Gas Engine

11:00am – 1:00pm

Lunch with Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Comprehensive Evaluation and Solution of a Pulsation/Vibration Problem in a Gas Processing Plant Compression String

Kyle Howard, Brandon Peterson, Jon Tice

Fixing Problems, Forging Partnerships: A Field Validation Case Study between Antero and Waukesha

Derek Hughes, Ryan Krafcheck

Importance of Line Stop Design, Effectiveness and Associated Costs

Francisco Fierro, Angel Rivera

Optimize Reciprocating Compressor Emissions Management Systems and the Common Pitfalls

Andreas Brandl, John Ladd

Optimizing Compressor Stations

Rainer Kurz

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Condition Based Overhauls, Do you really know what Condition Your Condition Is In

Keith Schafer

Engine Balancing - Parameters to Watch

Joe Powell

Listen. Understand. Resolve. Reciprocating Equipment Analysis I.R. 48 KVSRA

Tracy Wimberly

Shake, Rattle and Grow – Empirical Data on the Effectiveness of Vibration Supports in a Thermal Growth Environment

Mathieu Barabe, Timothy Bootsveld, Jordan Grose

Status of Industry Sponsored PreCombustion Chamber Research and the Plan Forward

Greg Beshouri, Timothy Jacobs, Daniel Olsen

3:15pm – 4:30pm

Technology Updates: Session 2

Update 1: room 

Ariel Product Support Resources
Speakers- Keith Burley, Ariel Corporation

Update 2: room

Caterpillar Digital Update - Cat® Remote Fleet Vision
Speakers- Ralph Warner, Caterpillar Oil & Gas

Update 3: room

Controls Obsolescence and Associated Upgrades
Speakers- Kevin Whitley, Siemens

Update 4: room

Gas Engine and Compressor Control System Developments
Speakers- David E. Bell, Hoerbiger Engine Division-Altronic

Update 5: room

New EMISSIONGUARDTM Product Line for Reducing Packing Vent Emissions during Operation and for Eliminating Gas Losses when Compressors are Shut Down
Speakers- David Schroeder, CPI

Update 6: room

One Clamp to Rule Them All (part 2) – Control of Vibration and Thermal Growth in Piping Systems
Speakers- Jordan Grose, Wood

Update 7: room

Reciprocating Compressor Closed Loop Testing Facility
Speakers- Tim Allison, Southwest Research Institute | Ryan Cater, Southwesat Research Institute

Update 8: room

Waukesha Engine Upgrades
Speakers- Nick Klosinski, Waukesha Gas Engines

4:45pm – 6:45pm

Reception Sponsored by GE

Exhibit Hall

7:00am – 12:00pm

Registration

8:00am – 8:45am

An Introduction to Additive Manufacturing for Reciprocating Compressors

Ryan McLaughlin

Choosing Legacy Recip Integral Revitalization Investment

Richard Fink, Stephen Homan

Direct Enthalpy Rise Measurements for Gas Compression, Phase 2

Ryan Cater, Rainer Kurz, Brandon Ridens, Sarah Simons

Field Condition Monitoring of Induction Motors

William Finley, Bart Sauer

The Emissions Evolution

JOhn Henning, Terry Kreuz, Paul Modorski, Paul Sandy

9:00am – 9:45am

Engine Pedestal Design Case Study and Lessons Learned

Debarshi Das, Kelly Eberle, Ken Hall, Martin Maculo

Operational Modal Analysis to Identify Modal Parameters in Reciprocating Compressors

Mehdi Arjmand, Wally Bratek

Overcoming Turbocharger Limitations for Low BMEP Two-Stroke Large Bore Gas Engines – A Technical Analysis and Case Study

Mohamed Toema

Why Calibrate?

Thomas Smith

10:00am – 11:15am

Technology Updates: Session 3

Update 1: room

Caterpillar General Technology Update
Speakers- Michael Coppinger, Caterpillar Oil & Gas

Update 2: room

Minimize Total Cost of Ownership for O&G Operators: BHGE Nova LT Gas Turbines Experience
Speakers- Andrea Masi, Baker Hughes | Giovanni Amalfitano, Baker Hughes | Francesco Trinicia, Baker Hughes

Update 3: room

Monico's mCore Secure Data Router & MonicoLive Remote Monitoring
Speakers- David Krenek, Monico Monitoring

Update 4: room

New Coating for Power Rings in the Midstream Industry
Speakers- Mikael Odfalk, Hoerbiger Corporation of America | Tim Coons, Hoerbiger Corporation of America

Update 5: room 

Smart Packing Solution
Speakers- Marc Langela, STASSKOL GmbH

Update 6: room

Technology Update on Zahroof StraightFlo Valves
Speakers- Zahroof Mohamed, Zahroof Valves Inc.

Update 7: room

Variable Capacity Control Technology Enables Safe, Flexible and Efficient Operation for Reciprocating Compressors
Speakers- Jeffrey Pennypacker, Dresser-Rand | Joel Sanford, Dresser-Rand

11:30am – 1:15pm

Lunch with Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall

1:15pm – 4:15pm

Air Regulatory Update 2019

James McCarthy

Data Management Best Practices Learned from CEPM

Gary Choquette

Drivers for Centrifugal Compressors

Klaus Brun, Rainer Kurz, Bernhard Winkelmann

Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in the Gas Compression Industry

William Couch, Norm Shade

Wet Gas Considerations for the Oil & Gas Industry

Griffin Beck, Steven Green, Grant Musgrove

Tim Allison

Southwest Research institute
Manager

No bio available.

Giovanni Amalfitano

Baker Hughes
Gas Turbine Senior Product Manger

No bio available.

Randy Anderson

CECO
Principal Consultant

No bio available.

Manny Angulo

The Williams Companies
Senior Engineer

No bio available.

Mehdi Arjmand

Wood
Senior Engineer

No bio available.

Abdullah Bajwa

Texas A&M University
Manager

No bio available.

Mathieu Barabe

Wood
Anti-Vibration Products R&D Engineer

No bio available.

Jeff Barss

Wood
Field Analyst

No bio available.

Griffin Beck

Southwest Research Institute
Senior Research Engineer

No bio available.

David E. Bell

Hoerbiger Engine Division-Altronic
Senior Vice President - Sales and Service - North America

No bio available.

Greg Beshouri

Advanced Engine Technologies Corporation
Manager

No bio available.

Umeet Bhachu

Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Sr. Rotating Equipment Engineer

No bio available.

Timothy Bootsveld

Wood
Anti-Vibration Products R&D Engineer

No bio available.

John Boser

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation
Engineer - Compression

No bio available.

Ben Boutin

Hoerbiger Corporation
VP Engineering

No bio available.

Chad Brahler

ACI Services, Inc.
President

No bio available.

Andreas Brandl

Hoerbiger Service Inc.
Engineering Manager

No bio available.

Wally Bratek

Wood
Principal Consultant

No bio available.

Eugene Broerman

SwRI
Principal Engineer

No bio available.

Klaus Brun

Elliott Group
Director

No bio available.

Keith Burley

Ariel Corporation
Product & Distribution Support

No bio available.

Patrick Campbell

Ariel Corporation
Applications Engineer

No bio available.

Ryan Cater

SwRI
Engineer

No bio available.

Glen Chatfield

Optimum Pumping Technology
President

No bio available.

Gary Choquette

Pipeline Research Council International
Director of Research Execution

No bio available.

Mike Clay

Solar Turbines
Manager, Business Development

No bio available.

Tim Coons

Hoerbiger Corporation of America
Product Manager

No bio available.

Michael Coppinger

Caterpillar Oil & Gas
Product Definition Manager

No bio available.

William Couch

Parker Hannifin PECO
Marketing Analyst

No bio available.

Randy Dal Molin

Hoerbiger Corporation of America
Regional Product Manager

No bio available.

Debarshi Das

Wood
Team Lead

No bio available.

Kelly Eberle

Wood
Principal Consultant

No bio available.

Francisco Fierro

Southwest Research Institute
Senior Research Engineer

No bio available.

Richard Fink

Enbridge
Principal Technical Specialist

No bio available.

William Finley

Siemens
Sr. Director of Technology

No bio available.

Georg Flade

STASSKOL GmbH
Rotating Equipmetn Engineer

No bio available.

Steven Green

Southwest Research Institute
Institute Engineer

No bio available.

Jordan Grose

Wood
Anti-Vibration Products R&D Engineer

No bio available.

Ken Hall

Caterpillar Oil & Gas
Global Engineering Manager

No bio available.

JOhn Henning

Boyd Jones Construction
Energy Project Executive

No bio available.

Justin Hollingsworth

SwRI
Principal Engineer

No bio available.

Stephen Homan

Siemens Dresser-Rand
Project Development Manager

No bio available.

Kyle Howard

EnSite USA
P.E.

No bio available.

Derek Hughes

Antero Midstream
Maintenance Manager

No bio available.

Timothy Jacobs

Texas A&M University
Professor

No bio available.

Steven Jacquin

Siemens
Business Consultant

No bio available.

Nick Klosinski

Waukesha Gas Engines
Product Manager

No bio available.

Ryan Krafcheck

INNIO Waukesha gas engines
VHP Product Manager

No bio available.

David Krenek

Monico, Inc.
Subject Matter Expert - Monitoring & Analytics

No bio available.

Terry Kreuz

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation
General Manager

No bio available.

Aubrey Kudler

Dearing Compressor & Pump Company
Applications Engineer

No bio available.

Chris Kulhanek

SwRI
Research Engineer

No bio available.

Rainer Kurz

Solar Turbines
Manager of System Analysis

No bio available.

John Ladd

Hoerbiger Service, Inc.
Solutions Engineer, Compressor Analyst

No bio available.

Marc Langela

STASSKOL GmbH
Head of Material and Product Development

No bio available.

Taylor Linker

Texas A&M University
Manager

No bio available.

Tom Lumade

TC Energy
Environmental Advisor

No bio available.

Martin Maculo

Williams
Staff Engineer

No bio available.

Andrea Masi

Baker Hughes
Senior Product Configuration Manager

No bio available.

James McCarthy

Innovative Environmental Solutions
President

No bio available.

Ryan McLaughlin

Siemens
Product Line Manager

No bio available.

Majid Mehrpouya

Wood
Team Lead

No bio available.

John Mentzer

Dearing Compressor & Pump Company
Applications Engineer

No bio available.

Drake Millier

Atmos Energy
Project Engineer

No bio available.

Paul Modorski

Merjent
Senior Analyist

No bio available.

Zahroof Mohamed

Zahroof Valves, Inc.
President

No bio available.

Grant Musgrove

Southwest Research Institute
Manager

No bio available.

Mikael Odfalk

Hoerbiger Corporation of America
Applications Engineer

No bio available.

Daniel Olsen

Colorado State University
Professor

No bio available.

Mark Patterson

Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Consulting Engineer

No bio available.

Jan Pawlewitz

Siemens
VP Sales Oil & Gas North America

No bio available.

Jeffrey Pennypacker

Dresser-Rand
Product Engineer

No bio available.

Brandon Peterson

EnSite USA
EIT

No bio available.

Anthony Pocengal

Solar Turbines
Principal Environmental Engineer

No bio available.

Greg Polkus

Innio Waukesha Gas Engine
275GL+ Product Manager

No bio available.

Joe Powell

Universal Plant Services - Midstream Services
Technical Manager

No bio available.

Brandon Ridens

SwRI
Engineer

No bio available.

Angel Rivera

Kinder Morgan
Manager - Engineering Design

No bio available.

Alasdair Robinson

Wood
Client Relations Manager

No bio available.

Paul Sandy

Eureka Midstream
Director of Operations

No bio available.

Joel Sanford

Dresser-Rand
Senior Engineer

No bio available.

Bart Sauer

Siemens
Manager

No bio available.

Keith Schafer

TransCanada Pipeline
reciprocating Principal

No bio available.

David Schroeder

CPI
Vice President of Technology

No bio available.

Christopher Seeton

Shrieve Chemical Products
Global Director of Technology

No bio available.

Norm Shade

ACI Services
Sr. Consultant & President-Emeritus

No bio available.

Josh Shaver

LJA Engineer
Project Manager, Sr. Professional Engineer

No bio available.

Sarah Simons

SwRI
Research Scientist

No bio available.

Dwight Small

Kinder Morgan
Engineering Technician

No bio available.

Rob Smith

Tallgrass Energy Partners
Compressor Engineer

No bio available.

Thomas Smith

Altite, Inc.
President & CEO

No bio available.

Patrick Taylor

Hoerbiger Corporation
Field Engineering Coordinator

No bio available.

Jon Tice

DCP Midstream
Principal Reliability Engineer

No bio available.

Mohamed Toema

Hoerbiger Service, Inc.
Principal Engineer

No bio available.

Meera Towler

Southwest Research Institute
Research Engineer

No bio available.

Francesco Trinicia

Baker Hughes
Gas Turbine Senior Product Manager

No bio available.

Ralph Warner

Caterpillar Oil & GFas
Business Development Manager

No bio available.

Benjamin White

SwRI
Manager

No bio available.

Kevin Whitley

Siemens
Automation Engineer

No bio available.

Tracy Wimberly

UPS Midstream
Technical Service Specialist

No bio available.

Bernhard Winkelmann

Solar Turbines
Director

No bio available.