2018 Training Schedule

GMRC is offering a three-day workshop “Guidelines for High Speed Package Compressors,” September 12-14, in Fort Worth, Texas.  ACI’s Norm Shade will be leading the course, along with Ariel’s David McCoy, Brandon Durbin and Patrick Campbell, Caterpillar’s Ken Hall, LJA Engineering’s Josh Shaver, Wood Group’s Kelly Eberle, and Monico’s David Krenek.  The course draws on the expertise, experience, and best practices from senior industry experts who developed the program! This course uses a combination of lecture and hands-on group exercises to provide operators, engineering companies, and packagers with procedures and references for selecting, specifying, procuring, designing, applying, and operating large, high-speed reciprocating compressor packages. Click for more details.

Thank you for your interest in technical training provided by ACI Services. Below you will find brief descriptions of the training sessions currently being offered. We are actively working on adding to our 2018 schedule, so please keep checking back for updates. If you have any questions, please contact Dwayne Hickman at 740-435-0240 ext. 508, or email

eRCM Training Session

Attendees will walk away with a thorough introduction on compressor performance modeling basics. Topics to be covered are as follows but not limited to: required modeling date, OEM specs, creating load steps, performance curves, generating reports, tuning compressors, PLC implementation, control issues, adding eRCM Express, using eRCM Viewer and Evaluator and much more.

Reciprocating Compressor Performance and Load / Flow Control Devices

This class empowers the attendee with a thorough introduction of compressor performance modeling basics using eRCM Software™, and the methodologies and devices available for performance control. Software topics include: required data for modeling, OEM-defined safety methods, load step creation, performance curves, report generation, tuning compressors, and automation. Hardware topics include: various types of load and flow control devices, advantages and disadvantages of each device, product installation and operational limitations, how each product affects internal cylinder pressures (and hence load and flow), and eRCM Express™ implementation for automated solutions.

For any questions or to RSVP, please email ACI at or, call 740-435-0240 ext. 508.

Comment from an Engineering Manager attending the Oklahoma City class:

“Thank you for conducting the training for us today. I learned a lot. My only regret is that I didn’t bring some of my people with me. I thought it would primarily be about your software, but I consider it some of the best training I have received on compression”