Texas, United States
Principal Engineer at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Project Manager: Eugene “Buddy” Broerman, a Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) expert who holds several patents in reciprocating compressor technology, is leading the nearly $2.3 million effort to develop a Linear Motor Reciprocating Compressor (LMRC). The development of this work has led to improvements in the following areas which are applicable to many types of reciprocating compressors: Valves, Seals, Materials and coatings, Controls design, Innovative System design Specialty: Compressor and Pump Piping System Pulsation and Vibration Control - Multiple pulsation analyses (primarily reciprocating compressor piping) - Research and Development in the areas of piping pulsations (developed prototypes and commercial products), vortex-shedding (Strouhal) prediction, and LMRC (as noted above) - Developed novel designs and solutions for acoustic problems in pump piping systems - Mechanical FEA experience - Field pulsation/vibration evaluation experience - Thermal analysis experience
Designed, built, and tested a linear motor reciprocating compressor in a hydrogen compression test loop.See Details
Three firsts were accomplished in the development and testing of the hermetically-sealed Linear Motor Reciprocating Compressor (LMRC):
-- 1st known barrier to protect neodymium magnets from pressurized hydrogen
-- 1st running hermetically-sealed linear-motor-driven reciprocating compressor
-- 1st running hermetically-sealed linear-motor-driven reciprocating compressor to successfully compress hydrogen gas
The definition of renewable energy per Linquip is "Renewable energy often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished."
Why isn't natural gas listed as a renewable energy? It's clean, comes from natural sources, and is constantly being replenished.
If they're not worth maintaining, then they weren't worth building in the first place.
Did you know high speed reciprocating compressors (>500 rpm) are used for hydrogen compression applications? We're analyzing one right now.
Hermetically-sealed Linear Motor Reciprocating Compressor (LMRC) designed for the compression of hydrogen, but could be designed for other applications. --- I was going to post a video of it in motion, but Linquip won't let me.