Natural Gas Reciprocating Compressors - PEICE

Venue: Houston

Location: Houston, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 14, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 15, 2011
Registration Date: Nov 14, 2011
Early Registration Date: Nov 14, 2011
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Course Information:


This two day course is designed for both technical professionals and field staff and will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the natural gas compression process, reciprocating compressor components and hardware as well as practical operating guidelines to optimize production and minimize downtime on natural gas compressors. Other topics include compressor sizing fundamentals, performance evaluation, optimized loading curve review and trouble shooting.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.


Properties of Natural Gas

Reciprocating Compressor Hardware and Components

Compression Process

Volumetric Efficiency



Compressor Evaluation and Optimization

Optimized Performance Curves


Case Studies

Questions and Discussions

Instructor(s): Andrew Miles

Andrew Miles brings 19 years of applied experience in engineering design and operations to his role as instructor. A registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas, Andrew has spent the majority of his career working in the natural gas industry, predominantly with a focus on natural gas compression. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Engineering from the State University of New York at Maritime College (1988) and an MBA from Rice University (1999). The first 6 years of Andrew’s career were spent in an engineering and operations supervisory role. After relocating to Houston, Andrew began his focus on the natural gas industry, and gained experience in natural gas compressor design, operations, and business development. Currently, Andrew applies all of his efforts in natural gas compressor optimization and fleet management, where he interacts with numerous clients on a weekly basis in both office and field environments. One of Andrew’s passions is engineering and technical instruction; specifically teaching courses in natural gas compressor operations and design.


Additional Information

Delivery Method: Classroom Training
Fee: $ 1595 USD
Location Houston, TX
CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Course Attendance Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Sessions: Date Start Time - End Time
1. Monday, November 14, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
2. Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM