Gas Compression: A Primer On Gas Compression Equipment & Technology

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Based on five decades of industrial experience, this primer on gas compression equipment was developed with a special focus toward heavy industrial compressors used in the oil and natural gas industry.

Norm Shade provides basic exposure to the various types of compressors, where they are applied, and the fundamental technical principals that govern their application. Subsequently, Mr. Shade drills further into the construction and the detailed technical principals for reciprocating, centrifugal, and rotary screw compressors, which are the most prevalent types of compressors used in the oil and natural gas industry.

  • Title: Gas Compression: A Primer On Gas Compression Equipment & Technology
  • Author: W. Norm Shade
  • Details: Hardcover; Color; 339 Pages
  • Cost: US$69.95 (plus shipping)

What people are saying about this book:

“You will not find a more comprehensive and practical resource in the industry for gas compression equipment. Gas Compression: A Primer On Compression Equipment & Technology provides an introductory ‘nuts and bolts’ explanation to gas compression equipment and its operation – a valuable resource for anyone working with gas compression equipment.”

          –Rod Moreland, Rotating Equipment Engineer, Williams Companies

“Norm mixes compressor theory with history to help the reader understand not only how compressors work, but why we use the machines we do. Equally perfect for the novice and experienced professional, I wish I had this is the book earlier in my career!”

          –John Kingham, PE, Bentley Nevada, a Baker Hughes business

“Those seeking insight and context for projects and problems for any application of gas compression will be well rewarded by learning from the master. Norm Shade brings a comprehensive, multi-dimensional knowledge base in gas compression across all industries. This book will grace the shelves of experts for decades.”

          –Richard Schmeal, President, Gas/Electric Ventures

“I fail to imagine the mechanical compression of a gas molecule that is not addressed within these pages. Norm’s depth of knowledge within the gas compression industry is immense — from a historical, thermodynamic, manufacturing, and operational perspective.”

          –William A. Couch, PE, Marketing Analyst, Parker Hannifin  

“This A-to-Z masterpiece by industry veteran and respected subject-matter expert, Norm Shade, has moved to the top of my reference go-to guide for all compressor industry professionals, old and new alike. You won’t have to mine through piles of various technical books or online searches for compressor answers anymore! This comprehensive book provides details on everything from basic theory to advanced applications for ALL types of compressors. Highly recommended!”

          –Terry Kreuz, General Manager, National Fuel Gas