The history of the gas compression industry comes to life

Norm Shade is essentially recognized as one of the deans of the gas compression industry in North America. Recognized in the “Who’s Who Registry For Outstanding Professionals,” he has been involved with the gas compression industry for decades and he has been a regular contributor to COMPRESSORtech2 for years.

It’s safe to say that Norm has as much knowledge of the rich history of the gas compression business and its products and technologies as just about anyone alive. That’s why KHL America and COMPRESSORtech2 are proud to publish his definitive history of the gas compression industry. The book, Cornerstones of Compression – The Companies and Machines That Have Driven 150 Years of Industrial Compressor Progress, includes chapters on literally every significant technical development in gas compression and the companies that delivered them. We see it as an interesting and compelling reading for those in the industry or anyone interested in how this vital part of the energy industry has become the important player it is.

Some of the topics include:

  • Compressor Types and History of Development
  • The Evolution of Compressors for Iron & Steel Making
  • Compressors for Oil and Gas Production, Processing, Transmission and End Use Applications

The book will also highlight the important compressor and engine companies, from Ajax Iron Works to Worthington Pump and Machinery Corp.

It also dives into less common compression technologies like sliding vane and liquid ring compressors as well as important developments that enabled the gas compression market to grow and thrive.

Companies will have the opportunity to underwrite this unique book project through corporate profile articles about their companies.

The companies will be showcased in a special Profile section.

Cornerstones of Compression – The Companies and Machines That Have Driven 150 Years of Industrial Compressor Progress will be released in October 2024.

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