2018 Schedule

9:00am – 4:00pm

GMRC Board of Directors Meeting

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Registration

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Welcome Reception

7:00am – 5:00pm

Registration

7:30am – 12:50pm

Spouse/ Guest Program

8:00am – 11:00am

Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in the Gas Compression Industry

William Couch, W. Norm Shade

Basic Thermodynamics of Reciprocating Compression

Greg Phillippi

Pulsation and Vibration Controls for Reciprocating Compression

Eugene Broerman, Benjamin White

SCR Aftertreatment Systems to Gas Turbines in Gas Compression Service

Gerry Fisher, Dan Rem, Florence Rodriguez Ramos

Lubrication Systems - Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Bill Pullin

11:00am – 12:45pm

Conference Lunch and General Session

1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Benefits of Hermetically Sealed Compressors: BHGE Experience

Thomas Alban, Jerome LeMoigne, Andrea Masi

Cat Electric Motors with Reagan Power and Matador

Jesse Kahle

Large Bore, Natural Gas-Fueled Integral Compressors

David E. Bell, David T. Lepley

Check Valves

Steve Chaykosky

ACI Introduces the patented GAS Pocket

John J. Bazaar

Insight

Rainer Kurz

One Clamp to Rule Them All & Control of Vibration and Thermal Growth in Piping Systems

Timothy Bootsveld, Jordan Grose

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Tuscarora CS: Case Study on Solving Vibration Problems when Legacy Reciprocating Compressors had the Operating Ranges Extended

Eugene Broerman, Terry Kreuz, Benjamin White

Case Study of an Electric Motor Driven Slow Speed Gas Transmission Reciprocating Compressor

Mark G. Gerken, Marybeth McBain, Scott Tackett

Reliability's Connection to Safety

Brad Grieves

Prime Movers - Where Did They Come From, Where are they Now, and Where are they Going

Randy Anderson

Valve Noise - Induced Problems and Mitigation and Compressor Facilities

Tim Allision, Sarah Simons

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Controlling Centrifugal Compressors

Klaus Brun, Rainer Kurz

Using Compressor Modeling Software to Cost-Effectively Ensure Safe Operations of a Compressor

John Boser, Dwayne Hickman

KVT - KVTR Conversion

Jesse Burgey, Thomas Sine

Combustion Abnormalities: Causes, Effects, and Diagnostics

Craig Asbill, Shawn Damm, Eric Forthofer

Addressing Vibration Issues - A User's Perspectives

Marybeth McBain, Angel Rivera, Christine Scrivner

4:15pm – 5:00pm

PCRI Research Updates

Gary Choquette, Tom Lumadue

A Method and Apparatus for Direct Enthalpy Rise Measurement for Gas Compression - A GMRC Project

Klaus Brun, Kelsi Katcher, Sarah Simons

Investment in Legacy Fleet and the Impact on Reliablity

Mary Savalle

The Effect of Pipe Strain and Flange Misalignment on Vibration in Reciprocating Compressor Installations

Kelly Elberle, Ramin Rahnama, Mehul Vyas

Innovations in compressor cylinder and rod packing lubrication: approaches and results.

Christopher Sloan

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Conference Reception - Hosted by Ariel

7:30pm – 10:30pm

Monday Night Football Party - Hosted by Siemens

6:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast Sponsored by HOERBIGER

7:00am – 5:00pm

Registration

7:30am – 12:50pm

Spouse/ Guest Program

8:00am – 11:00am

Unlock Your Full Potential - Breaking Down Unconscious Bias

Brenna Geswein, John Ladd, Reagan Mayces

Foundation Design Practices for Reciprocating and Rotating Machinery

Debarshi Das, Kelly Elberle

Understanding Centrifugal Compressors

Klaus Brun, Rainer Kurz

Successful Field Mapping of Legacy Pipeline Engines

Greg Beshouri, Diana Grauer, Sarah Shaffer

Data Analytics Roundtable

Keary Rogers, Mike Teter, Damon Vinciguerra

11:00am – 1:00pm

Exhibits and Lunch

12:00pm – 2:30pm

Spouse/ Guest Program

1:15pm – 2:00pm

PRCI Ambient NO2 AERMOD Performance Assessment and Model Improvement Project Modeled to Observed Comparison

Adrian Huth, Christopher Nowak, Jeffery Panek

Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Upstream Elbow Placement on Centrifugal Compressor Preformance

Pablo Bueno, Kevin Hoopes

Development of a Robust Scrubber Level Controller - Part 1

Griffen Beck, Carolyn Day, Alan Puchot

Detection and Qualification of Damage During Startup

Greg Beshouri, Robert Griffen, Dan Rem

An Introduction to Torsional Vibration Analysis

Brandon Baer, Wenchao Wang, Crystal Zeller

2:15pm – 3:00pm

A New Approach for Safe and Cost-Effective Compressor Station Blow-Down

Ronald Miller, Michael Parlato, W. Norm Shade

Conceptual Design of an Advanced sCO2 Waste Heat Recovery System with Applications to Existing Gas Turbine Installations

Tim Allision, Kevin Hoopes

Evaluation of Chemical Washing of a Degraded Natural Gas Engine Oxidation Catalyst

Jonathan Gross, Bryan Hackleman, Daniel B. Olsen

Lessons Learned from Turbocharger Testing

Eric Figge, Byron Jones

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

Kyle Howard, Jon Tice

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Digital Asset Performance Management & Optimization for your Compressor Fleet

Vinh Do, Eshang Saini, Jim Zurlo

GERP (Gas Engine Rating Pro) Web Application

Ken Hall

The DE-4000 Advanced Compressor Package Monitoring

David E. Bell

Electronic Pre-Chamber Injector & MiniSIP Development

Kent Hanson

How to Decrease Lubrication Use and Increase Compressor Performance

Ben Kluding

Product Standardization and Modularization

Peter Goretski

How the IIoT and AI can Transform Gas Transmission Business

Edward Kelleher

The Multi-Lambda Catalyst Test System - A Practical Aid to Catalyst Maintenance

Steven DeCicco, Matthew Loy, Dr. Tracy Staller

New technology for compressor lubrication

Brian Sloan, Christopher Sloan

4:45pm – 6:45pm

Exhibits and Reception

7:00am – 12:00pm

Registration

7:30am – 12:50pm

Spouse/ Guest Program

8:00am – 8:45am

Do you want to retire? A brief retirement planning discussion

Manny Angulo

Chandlersville and St. Paul: Unique Operational and Piping Vibration Issues in a New Centrifugal Compressor Installation

Eugene Broerman, Kelsi Katcher, Robert Smith

Wet Gas Formation and Carryover in Compressor Suction Equipment - Part 2

Nathan Andrews, Griffen Beck

On-line / real-time lubricant condition monitoring in stationary engines & other applications

Cesar Lizcano

Comparison of Pipe Support Effectiveness and Recommended Applications

Francisco Fierro, Angel Rivera

9:00am – 9:45am

GHG Emission Factor Improvement for Natural Gas Compressors Based on Measurement Data from the Federal GHG Reporting Program

Wendy Coulson, James McCarthy

Centrifugal Compressors in Gas Gathering Applications

Gary Bourn, Mike Clay, Rainer Kurz

Liquid Contamination in Dry Gas Seals, Phase 2: Modelling and Testing GMRC Project Update

Tim Allision, Meera Day Towler

Elevated Ambient Temperature and Altitude Impacts on Air System Performance

Craig Asbill, Shawn Damm, Eric Forthofer

Reciprocating compressor foundation design with driven steel piles

Debarshi Das, Kelly Elberle

10:00am – 10:50am

Waukesha 275 Engine Technology Update

Steve Dussault

Caterpillar General Technology Update

Jesse Kahle

rMAX High Speed Compressor Valve Material Improvement

Joe Miniot

Optimizing Condition Monitoring and Failure Detection

Michael Dollinger

Detechtion's Enbase Hub edge device can replace multiple devices and systems used to operate a compression fleet using our Monitor, Protect, Control, Optimize & paradigm

Mike Hill, Eric Neason

SwRI's Dry Gas Seal Modelling and Testing Services

Meera Day Towler

Ariel's new KBK Compressor

Mario Latorre

11:00am – 12:45pm

Exhibits and Lunch

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Air Regulatory Update 2018

James McCarthy

Industry Fundamentals - Gas, Marketing and Regulatory

Manny Angulo

Control of Torsional Vibrations in Direct-Driven Separable Reciprocating Compressors

Greg Funk, Charles Hill, W. Norm Shade

Piping design practices for reciprocating and centrifugal pumps

Kelly Elberle, Michelle Witkowski

From Soup to Nuts, Complete Look at Natural Gas Filtration

William Couch, Silas Kirst

4:15pm – 5:00pm

GMRC Annual Membership Meeting

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Closing Reception, Dinner, and Awards

Thomas Alban

Baker Hughes, GE
Advanced Technology Engineering Manager

No bio available.

Tim Allision

Southwest Research Institute
Manager

No bio available.

Randy Anderson

CECO
Principal Consultant

No bio available.

Nathan Andrews

Southwest Research Institute
Research Engineer

No bio available.

Manny Angulo

Williams
Staff Engineer

No bio available.

Craig Asbill

Caterpillar
Performance Engineering Supervisor

No bio available.

Brandon Baer

IDC Engineering
Lead Engineer

No bio available.

John J. Bazaar

ACI Services Inc
Director, Mechanical Technology

No bio available.

Griffen Beck

Southwest Research Institute
Research Engineer

No bio available.

David E. Bell

Hoerbiger Engine Applications - Altronic
Senior Vice President - Engine Applications - North America

No bio available.

Greg Beshouri

Hoerbiger
Senior Expert Engine Systems

No bio available.

Timothy Bootsveld

Wood
Research and development engineer, anti-vibration products

No bio available.

John Boser

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation
Engineer 1

No bio available.

Gary Bourn

Anadarko
Sr Staff Facilities Engineer

No bio available.

Eugene Broerman

Southwest Research Institute
Principal Engineer

No bio available.

Klaus Brun

Southwest Research Institute
Director

No bio available.

Pablo Bueno

Southwest Research Institute
Senior Research Engineer

No bio available.

Jesse Burgey

Siemens
Engineer

No bio available.

Steve Chaykosky

Dresser-Rand
Manager, Valve Engineering

No bio available.

Gary Choquette

Pipeline Research Council International
Sr Program Manager

No bio available.

Mike Clay

Solar Turbines
Program Manager

No bio available.

William Couch

Parker
Marketing Analyst

No bio available.

Wendy Coulson

Innovative Environmental Solutions, Inc.

No bio available.

Shawn Damm

Caterpillar
Performance Engineer

No bio available.

Debarshi Das

Wood
Team lead, structural analysis

No bio available.

Meera Day Towler

Southwest Research Institute
Research Engineer

No bio available.

Carolyn Day

Southwest Research Institute
Engineer

No bio available.

Steven DeCicco

MIRATECH
Chief Operating Officer

No bio available.

Vinh Do

Baker Hughes, GE
Senior Systems Engineer

No bio available.

Michael Dollinger

Siemens
Field Service Engineer

No bio available.

Steve Dussault

GE Distributed Power - Waukesha
Sr. Product Manager

No bio available.

Kelly Elberle

Wood
Principal Engineer

No bio available.

Francisco Fierro

Southwest Research Institute
Senior Research Engineer

No bio available.

Eric Figge

Kansas State University
Engineering Manager, National Gas Machinery Laboratory

No bio available.

Gerry Fisher

W-Industries
PhD

No bio available.

Eric Forthofer

Caterpillar
Performance Engineer

No bio available.

Greg Funk

IDC Engineering
Overseer

No bio available.

Mark G. Gerken

Kinder Morgan
Sr. Pipeline Engineer

No bio available.

Brenna Geswein

Caterpillar
Application Engineer

No bio available.

Peter Goretski

Voith Turbo
Product Manager VoreconNX

No bio available.

Diana Grauer

Hoerbiger
Vice President - Engineering

No bio available.

Brad Grieves

Energy Transfer
Reliability Engineer

No bio available.

Robert Griffen

AETC

No bio available.

Jordan Grose

Wood
Product line manager, anti-vibration products

No bio available.

Jonathan Gross


No bio available.

Bryan Hackleman

Colorado State University
Graduate Research Assistant

No bio available.

Ken Hall

Caterpillar

No bio available.

Kent Hanson

Siemens
Senior Mechanical Project Engineer

No bio available.

Dwayne Hickman

ACI Services, Inc.
Vice President

No bio available.

Charles Hill

Engineering Dynamics Inc.

No bio available.

Mike Hill

Detechtion Technologies
Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

No bio available.

Kevin Hoopes

Southwest Research Institute
Research Engineer

No bio available.

Kyle Howard

Ensite USA

No bio available.

Adrian Huth

Pipeline Research Council International

No bio available.

Bill Johnson

DCP Midstream

No bio available.

Byron Jones

Kansas State University
Engineering Manager, National Gas Machinery Laboratory

No bio available.

Jesse Kahle

Caterpillar

No bio available.

Kelsi Katcher

Southwest Research Institute
Research Engineer

No bio available.

Edward Kelleher

Windrock, Inc.
Senior Sales Application Engineer

No bio available.

Silas Kirst

Parker
Manager Global Market

No bio available.

Ben Kluding

CPI
Inside Sales Engineering Manager

No bio available.

Terry Kreuz

National Fuel Gas
Project Engineer

No bio available.

Rainer Kurz

Solar Turbines
Manager, Systems Analysis and Field Test

No bio available.

John Ladd

Hoerbiger
Solutions REE Engineer

No bio available.

Mario Latorre

Ariel Corporation
Design Engineer

No bio available.

Jerome LeMoigne

Baker Hughes, GE
Senior Product Leader

No bio available.

David T. Lepley

Hoerbiger Engine Applications - Altronic
Head of BU - Hoerbiger Engine Applications

No bio available.

Cesar Lizcano

Shell Oil Product US
Product Application Specialist

No bio available.

Matthew Loy

MIRATECH
Technical Services Coordinator

No bio available.

Tom Lumadue

TransCanada
Manager Air Quality

No bio available.

Andrea Masi

Baker Hughes, GE
Senior Product Configuration Leader

No bio available.

Reagan Mayces

Enbridge
Supervisor - Air Permitting

No bio available.

Marybeth McBain

Kinder Morgan
Senior Pipeline Engineer

No bio available.

James McCarthy

Innovative Environmental Solutions, Inc.

No bio available.

Ronald Miller

Basic Systems Inc.
Exec. Vice-President

No bio available.

Joe Miniot

CECO
Vice President - Sales

No bio available.

Eric Neason

Detechtion Technologies
Senior Vice President Products and Services

No bio available.

Christopher Nowak

Kinder Morgan
Director, Operations

No bio available.

Daniel B. Olsen

Colorado State University
Associate Professor

No bio available.

Jeffery Panek

Innovative Environmental Solutions, Inc.

No bio available.

Michael Parlato

Vanec Industrial Silencers
Application Engineer

No bio available.

Greg Phillippi

Ariel Corporation
Director, Process Sales

No bio available.

Alan Puchot

Southwest Research Institute
Senior Research Engineer

No bio available.

Bill Pullin

Reynolds French & Company
Lubrication Systems Product Manager

No bio available.

Ramin Rahnama

Wood
Principal Engineer

No bio available.

Dan Rem

Enbridge
Senior Engineer

No bio available.

Angel Rivera

Kinder Morgan
Engineering Manager

No bio available.

Florence Rodriguez Ramos

Enbridge

No bio available.

Keary Rogers

TransCanada
manager of Core Reliability

No bio available.

Eshang Saini

GE Distributed Power
Analytics Engineer

No bio available.

Mary Savalle

DTE Energy Gas Co
Senior Reliability Engineer

No bio available.

Keith Schafer

TransCanada
Manager, Compression Engineering

No bio available.

Christine Scrivner

Kinder Morgan
Technical Specialist

No bio available.

W. Norm Shade

ACI Services
Senior Consultant & President Emeritus

No bio available.

Sarah Shaffer

Hoerbiger
Engineering Manager

No bio available.

Sarah Simons

Southwest Research Institute
Scientist

No bio available.

Thomas Sine

Siemens
Engineer

No bio available.

Brian Sloan

Sloan Lubrication Systems
CFO

No bio available.

Christopher Sloan

Sloan Lubrication Systems
CTO

No bio available.

Oscar Smith

EQT Gathering, LLC
Sr. Principal

No bio available.

Robert Smith

Tallgrass Energy
Sr. Engineer, Compression

No bio available.

Dr. Tracy Staller

MIRATECH
Director of Product and Process Development

No bio available.

Scott Tackett

Siemens
Director, Midstream Compression

No bio available.

Mike Teter

Williams
Senior Engineer - Asset Performance and Benchmarking

No bio available.

Jon Tice

DCP Midstream
Principal Engineer

No bio available.

Damon Vinciguerra

DCP Midstream

No bio available.

Mehul Vyas

Dresser-Rand India
Head of Compressor Engineering

No bio available.

Wenchao Wang

IDC Engineering
Lead Engineer

No bio available.

Benjamin White

Southwest Research Institute
Manager

No bio available.

Michelle Witkowski

Wood
Team lead, machinery analysis

No bio available.

Crystal Zeller

IDC Engineering
Project Engineer

No bio available.

Jim Zurlo

GE Distributed Power
Consulting Engineer

No bio available.