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Webinar: Feeling the pulse

Reciprocating compressor system design: how to avoid pulsation pitfalls in suction and discharge piping systems

Watch this webinar on demand and learn how to avoid acoustical/pulsation problems when designing reciprocating compressor and piping systems. 

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By the end of this session you will learn how to:

  • Avoid common pulsation design pitfalls
  • Prevent unexpected pulsation problems when changing a system over time
  • Troubleshoot off-skid pulsation problems in existing systems
  • Create an efficient and reliable compressor system design

Pulsation and vibration problems in reciprocating compressor systems are common; minor design oversights or process changes can result in major consequences to the system and costly production restrictions or safety risks.

In this webinar, we discuss common design issues and troubleshooting methods. Our pulsation specialists share valuable tips and lessons learned from their decades of experience with reciprocating compressor vibration design and troubleshooting.

Who should attend

This webinar is relevant to packagers, project managers overseeing the design or retrofit of reciprocating compressor installations and owners and operators of reciprocating compressor systems.

The session takes approximately 60 minutes.

Meet the speakers

Carol Palynchuk, C.E.T.

Staff technologist, machinery vibration and dynamics


Carol is a senior engineering technologist with over 30 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry. She has worked for Wood’s vibration, dynamics and noise service for the past 25 years.
Carol has a unique mix of hands-on field and troubleshooting experience as well as acoustical, mechanical and piping stress design expertise.


Carol has co-authored several papers and has conducted training courses for our customers and at industry events and institutions.

Joshua Haff, BSME, PE
Project manager, machinery analysis


Joshua Haff is a professional engineer with 10 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, including 8 years at Wood's vibration consultancy.
Joshua’s specialties include acoustical simulation and dynamic finite element analysis, with further experience in pipe stress analysis, field vibration measurement and troubleshooting of reciprocating compressor systems.
Joshua has also presented several training courses on vibration and pulsation.

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