April 16, 2024

Compressor Modeling & Performance

Virtual, Instructor-Led

Event Summary

Overview of modeling reciprocating compressors using both OEM and commercial software. Learn about modeling differences, safety checks and how they vary between OEMs, how to create unloading steps, how to create performance curves/maps/table/plots, how to tune compressor performance to analyzer data, how to incorporate models into hydraulic pipeline simulation software/edge computing devices/Big Data Analytics/PLCs, basics of gas thermodynamics and more.

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) upon completion.


Learn what a reciprocating compressor is, its Pros and Cons, general components, quick overview of auxiliary equipment, performance, safety, and unloading abilities.


Ideal for those wanting an overview of some of the important equipment used in the natural gas and process gas compression industry.



Meet Your Instructor


Dwayne Hickman

VP, eRCM Products and Solutions | ACI Services, Inc.

Dwayne graduated from The Ohio State University, taught college courses in Mathematics and Computer Science for 13 years, designed and published educational software, and has actively worked for more than 30 years in the Reciprocating Compressor Industry,

Mr. Hickman has developed several reciprocating compressor performance software packages, including software for seven major OEMs.

Dwayne has presented numerous technical papers and short courses at the GMC, IPC, GSRMS, and EGCR, has written articles for Gas Compression Mag-azine, COMPRESSORTechTwo and Pipeline & Gas Journal, and has served as a GMRC Training Specialist and as a GMC Planning Committee Chair.

Currently, Dwayne is the VP of eRCM Product and Solutions at ACI Services, Inc., located in Cambridge, Ohio, and is a member of the GMC Planning Com-mittee.


From 04-16-2024 2:00 pm CST until 04-16-2024 3:00 pm CST



Registration Information
Member $295
Non-Member $495

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card

Who can attend?

SGA Cancellation Policy "C"

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