Articles by Norm Shade

Cornerstones Corollary: Great Ideas That Didn’t Make It!
Published on: February 02, 2024
The Cornerstones of Compression series has highlighted many significant products over more than 160 years of continuous progress. However, there were also some great engine and compressor ideas that were unsuccessful. This brief Cornerstones of Compression corollary series features several notable product development failures. The Cooper-Bessemer Free Piston Engine
Cornerstones of Compression: The Cooper-Bessemer free piston engine
Published on: December 19, 2023
Cornerstones Corollary: Great ideas that didn’t make it!
Cornerstones Corollary: Great Ideas That Didn’t Make It!
Published on: November 28, 2023
The Cornerstones of Compression series has highlighted many significant products and companies over more than 160 years of continuous progress. However, there were also some great engine and compressor ideas that were unsuccessful. Starting with this issue, this brief Cornerstones of Compression corollary series features several notable product development failures.
Cornerstones of Compression: Liquid Ring Compressors
Published on: August 29, 2023
Pioneer Nash has produced this unique product for more than a century
Cornerstones of Compression: Rotary sliding vane compressors
Published on: July 17, 2023
Unique sliding vane machines are one of the oldest types of compressors
Cornerstones of Compression: The Burckhardt Labyrinth Compressor
Published on: May 30, 2023
Unique reciprocating compressor technology was first introduced by Sulzer in 1935
Cornerstones of Compression: Forced-feed cylinder lubricators
Published on: April 24, 2023
Multiple companies developed devices that enabled higher reciprocating compressor operating speeds and pressures
Cornerstones of Compression: Thomassen gas engine-compressors
Published on: March 28, 2023
Company was a significant exporter of reciprocating and rotating equipment
Cornerstones of Compression: Howden Rotary Screw Compressors
Published on: February 21, 2023
Licensed Ljungstrom’s screw compressor technology
Cornerstones of Compression: Quincy Compressor Company
Published on: February 06, 2023
Company has manufactured air compressors for more than a century
Cornerstones of Compression: The Domestic Engine and Pump Company
Published on: October 27, 2022
Company introduced angle engine air compressors
Cornerstones of Compression: Frick screw compressors
Published on: September 28, 2022
Development helped historic refrigeration compressor manufacturer maintain industry prominence