New Gas Machinery Research Council Guideline Developed

September 2017, Vol. 244, No. 9

By W. Norm Shade, Consultant & President Emeritus, ACI Services Inc., Cambridge, OH

With the widespread use of high-speed separable reciprocating compressors throughout the oil and natural industry, the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC) has been active in developing better guidelines and practices for the specification, design and application of this type of compression equipment. Two documents were developed previously in multi-year projects. First was the GMRC Guideline for High-Speed Reciprocating Compressor Packages for Natural Gas Storage and Transmission Applications, released in October 2013. Then in 2015 came the GMRC Guideline and Recommended Practice for Control of Torsional Vibrations in Direct-Driven Separable Reciprocating Compressors.  These guidelines, which have…

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