Obituary Th. Heumesser

Obituary Thomas Heumesser Our colleague, friend and supporter of EFRC, Thomas Heumesser, has passed away at the age of 63 on June 5th, 2022 on the consequences of a heart attack. He leaves behind his wife, Ursula Heumesser, and his sons Thomas and Matthias. Thomas has been engaged with two EFRC companies: Since 1989 he…

EFRC Training Workshop 2022

EFRC Training Workshop on September 20th / 21st, 2022.Delft, The Netherlands, TNO office at University Campus Basic training “Basic design and operation of reciprocating compressors” Typical applications for reciprocating compressors by Jeroen van Koperen (Shell) Design and construction by René Anke (NEAC) Thermodynamics by Bernhard Fritz (Hoerbiger) Wearing parts (valves, packings,…) by Alessandro Baldussu (Hoerbiger) Auxiliary systems…

General Assembly 2022

General Assembly 2022 Last Friday, April 22nd, we have had a very successful General Assembly. All of our current workgroup-leaders have been re-elected: for R&D: Marc Langela for Standardisation: Paul Modern for Training: Leonard van Lier and for Young Talents: Konrad Klotsche. THANKS to all VOLUNTEERS for your engagement for EFRC! In a special „Strategy-Session“…

12th EFRC Conference 2021

The 12th EFRC Conference in Warsaw, Poland, was a big success. For this we would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that made it possible… Thanks to the organisers and to all our sponsors! We also thank all the participants – virtual as well as on-site visitors – for your active participation! We are…

EFRC’s COMPRESSOR RELIABILITY SURVEY – OUT NOW!

EFRC’s COMPRESSOR RELIABILITY SURVEY – OUT NOW! The reciprocating compressor’s flexibility in handling wide capacity variations, and generating high pressures independent of the density of the gas, makes it a vital component in today’s energy markets – upstream, midstream, and downstream. Reciprocating compressors are expected to become even more important in the near future as…

New edition of our TUTORIAL

New edition of our TUTORIAL Dear friends and partners of the EFRC, We gladly announce the roll out of the revised TUTORIAL SECTION on the EFRC website addressing the fundamentals of reciprocating compressors. It offers you core knowledge regarding the thermodynamics, components, operation of recips and their development and trends. We would be happy to welcome you to our refurbished section that will serve as your reliable look-up reference! To the Tutorials

EFRC Conference Training 2021

As part of the EFRC 2021 conference, again a training event will be organised. This can conveniently combined with a registration to the conference, for an attractive fee. Trouble-shooting techniques for reciprocating compressor systems The selected topics and speakers for the workshop: Reliability, failure patterns and maintenance approaches – Guido Kluth (Shell) Trouble-shooting approaches in…

Webinar by EFRC Standardisation Working Group

How to avoid Liquids in Reciprocating Compressors Liquids entering reciprocating compressors are a known cause of reliability problems or even catastrophic failures such as: Loss of primary containment. Damaged compressor parts. A slug as a result of liquid carry-over is particularly hard on compressor valves, piston rings, piston rods, crossheads, and bearings, due to increased…