April 17, 2024

CO2 Compression – GMRC

Virtual, Instructor-Led

Event Summary

As the energy industry seeks to decarbonize, CO2 pipelines will be needed at various key gathering and sequestration points to capture, compress and sequester CO2. This course focuses on the machinery for CO2 compression and storage. As operators worldwide begin to capture CO2 at low, nearly atmospheric pressures, the power expended to compress the gas and transport it for sequestration becomes critical. Safe and reliable design will be imperative to support this developing, critical decarbonization market.

Learning Objectives

Understanding thermodynamics of CO2 gas and how it differs from pipeline natural gas mixtures. Development of operator-side compression standard requirements and typical operator specifications related to CO2 pipelines. Obtaining an understanding of the major technology types of centrifugal compressors (between bearings, integrally geared, axial), reciprocating compressors (low speed and high speed) and supercritical CO2 pumps for CO2 pipeline compression.




Marybeth McBain | thermodynamics and applications, recip compression

Part 2

Shane Harvey | centrifugal compressor design, considerations for wet, dry and supercritical CO2 pumps

Part 3

Dr. Klaus Brun and Dr. Karl Wygant | centrifugal compressors and various arrangements – barrel style, intercooled, integrally geared

Part 4

Derrick Bauer | materials for CO2 applications.

Meet Your Instructors

Elliott Group

Dr. Klaus Brun – Director of Elliott R&D Department
Dr. Brun is the Director of Research & Development at Elliott Group where he leads a group of over 60 professionals in the development of turbomachinery and related systems for the energy industry. His past experience includes positions in product development, applications engineering, project management, and executive management at Southwest Research Institute, Solar Turbines, General Electric, and Alstom. He holds eleven patents, has authored over 370 papers, and published six textbooks on energy systems and turbomachinery. Dr. Brun is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and won an R&D 100 award in 2007 for his Semi-Active Valve invention. He also won the ASME Industrial Gas Turbine Award in 2016 and 12 individuals ASME Turbo Expo Best Paper awards. Dr. Brun has chaired several large conferences including the ASME Turbo Expo and the Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium. Dr. Brun is a member of the Global Power Propulsion Society Board of Directors and the past chair of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Board of Directors, the ASME Oil & Gas Applications Committee, and ASME sCO2 Power Cycle Committee. He is also a member of the API 616 Task Force, the ASME PTC-10 task force, the Asia Turbomachinery Symposiums Committee, and the Supercritical CO2 Symposium Advisory Committee. Dr. Brun is currently the Executive Correspondent of Turbomachinery International Magazine and an Associate Editor of several journal transactions.

Kalyan Malnedi – Applications Manager
Kalyan Malnedi is the Manager of Application Engineering, New Apparatus at Ebara Elliott Energy. Kalyan’s team is responsible for the quotation of API 617 centrifugal compressors, refrigeration compressors, CO2 and hydrogen compressors, API 612 and API 611 steam turbines. He has more than 20 years of experience in centrifugal compressor research and development and selecting turbomachinery for various markets/applications including olefins markets. He holds MS in Aerospace engineering from Indian Institute of Technology -Bombay, Mumbai, India.

Derrick Bauer – Materials Engineering Manager
Mr. Bauer is the Manager of the Materials Engineering Department at Elliott Group which supports development of materials and associated fabrication processes for their turbomachinery product lines. His prior experience within the department includes materials lab operations, production assistance and aftermarket support including remaining life assessment testing on steam turbines and FCC Hot Gas Expanders. He has authored articles for the Turbomachinery
Symposiums and for the Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposiums. Derrick holds an MS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an active member of ASM and NACE.

Marybeth McBain – Senior Sales Engineer
Marybeth McBain represents Elliott Group as a Senior Sales Engineer, covering North and South America for engineered products, which includes LNG compressors, pipeline transport, downstream / refinery compressors and hydrogen and CO2 applications, as well as axial compressors, cryogenic pumps and steam turbines in this region. Previously, Marybeth worked at Kinder Morgan for five years evaluating new compression for gas transmission / storage projects and recommending upgrades and compressor modifications for KM’s midstream systems. Mrs. McBain also worked at Southwest Research Institute for ten years in the pulsation analysis and turbomachinery groups as well as Apache Corporation as a facility engineer. She holds four patents related to innovative pulsation control concepts. Her career is supported by a BSME from the University of Texas at Austin and an MSME from Georgia Tech.


From 04-18-2024 1:00 pm CST until 04-18-2024 3:30 pm CST



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