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Reciprocating Compressors in Natural Gas Processing

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Monday, October 5, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Please register prior to September 21st to ensure this course meets minimum attendee requirements to proceed as planned.

-------------------------------------------------- Course Description:-

This 2-day course is designed to familiarize technical professionals with the design and operation of gas compression equipment, with a majority of the seminar focusing on reciprocating units used in typical field compression applications. The second day deals with advanced operation, performance monitoring, optimization, and troubleshooting.

*Hands-on computer simulation of the equipment will be included as part of this course. Participants should bring a laptop to the course to load simulation software. Group studies will include the optimization of key equipment using supplied software.*

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

---------------------------------------------- Who Should Attend:-

This course is designed for personnel involved in the design and operation of compression equipment.

----------------------------------------- Course Outline:-

•Basic Compression Theory

•Compressor Selection and Design Considerations

•Reciprocating Compressor Components

•Horsepower and Temperature Rise - Calculations and Monitoring

•Valve and Rod Load Monitoring

•Cooling Systems - Optimization and Troubleshooting Capacity Control

•Driver Selection - Electric Motors; Gas Engines; Gas Turbines; Steam Turbines

•Compressor Packaging and Environmental


------------------------------------------ Instructor:-

Nev Hircock, PEng. Nev Hircock is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Cambridge UK and has over 32 years Oil and Gas experience since coming to Calgary. Nev has worked some 17 years with Dome and Amoco in both Project and Process Engineering capacities and since 1994 has been an independent Engineering Consultant specializing in Process and Environmental Engineering. He has been particularly involved in the efficient operation of Gas Processing Plants and associated rotating machinery such as compressors and aerial coolers. Nev has been giving seminars on many aspects of Gas Plant design and optimization for the past 30 years and has had numerous papers published with the Gas Processors Association in Western Canada and the Laurence Reid Gas Conditioning Conference of the USA.

--------------------------------------- Venue:-

Ramada Hotel (Downtown Calgary) - Bordeaux Room 708 8th Ave SW Calgary, AB


The Bordeaux room is located on the conference floor (2nd floor) of the Ramada Hotel. To access the room, take the stairs in the lobby or the elevator. If you need assistance in finding the room, please ask the front desk staff. There will also be signage in the conference center to direct you to the room.

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