Blending | Hydrogen Ready Equipment | Green H2 | Compression



A unique one-day event with keynote, round table and multiple seminars from leaders in hydrogen.



8:00 - 9:00 am



9:00 - 9:05 am


Jack Burke, KHL



9:05 - 9:45 am  KEYNOTE:

Key engineering elements of repurposing natural gas assets for blended hydrogen service.

Jeff Falkiner, Enbridge



9:45 - 10:10 am

Methods and the future of hydrogen compression.

Peter Roth, Sundyne


10:10 - 10:35 am

Hydrogen Fuel-Gas Blending – Engine Performance Benefits on Large-Bore Integral Compressors

Jordan Smith, Hans Mathews, Cooper


10:35 - 11:15 am



11:15 - 11:40 am

Hydrogen Combustion in Gas Compression Reciprocating Engines

Will Kernan, Oil & Gas Product Strategist, Caterpillar


11:40 - 12:05 pm

Challenges Associated with High Pressure, Non-Lubricated, Hydrogen Reciprocating Compression

Burak Bekisli and Craig Martin, Dover/Cook


12:05 - 1:30 pm




1:30 - 2:10 pm KEYNOTE:

The technical aspects of hydrogen compression

Jacob Saletsky, Williams Companies



2:10 - 3:10 pm

Round-table: The changing shape of our energy infrastructure

Noureen Faizee, director, strategy & growth – hydrogen at Worley; Luiz Soriano, sales and business development manager at Siemens Energy; and Patrick McCalley, sales and product manager, hydrogen economy- Americas, with NEA Group.


3:10 - 3:50 pm



3:50 - 4:15 pm

Perspectives on hydrogen blending.

Marybeth McBain, Elliott Group


4:15 - 4:40 pm

Valve Performance: A Key Element for Reliability and Efficiency of Reciprocating Compressors

Joel Sanford, Stephen Chaykosky, Siemens Energy


4:40 - 4:45 pm


Jack Burke, KHL


Key engineering elements of repurposing natural gas assets for blended hydrogen service

Though hydrogen is not an energy source, it does have a major role to play in decarbonizing existing energy infrastructure. The criticality of ensuring due diligence is undertaken prior to repurposing natural gas assets will be laid out with an example of both past and current efforts Enbridge is undertaking in the hydrogen blending space. In addition, efforts being made to decarbonize gas turbine driven compressors will be presented, as well as upcoming studies on hydrogen impacts to large scale gas transmission compression assets.



The technical aspects of hydrogen compression

Jacob will discuss some of the technical aspects of hydrogen compression. He will address why Williams has plans to play a large role in clean hydrogen production and transmission. He will describe the motivations behind using hydrogen-based fuel to decarbonize existing natural gas assets. The presentation will include a summary of its recent field test in Wyoming on a legacy Cooper 6V-250 reciprocating engine. He will discuss the results of those field tests, the effects of hydrogen blending on combustion emissions and stability and the modifications needed for permanent installation. His presentation will include how Williams will utilize these results and the next steps for Williams.


Hydrogen Fuel-Gas Blending – Engine Performance Benefits on Large-Bore Integral Compressors
Cooper Machinery Services

This presentation will cover the performance and resulting exhaust emissions benefits and trade-offs of a range of Hydrogen/Natural Gas blends when used to fuel large-bore slow-speed integral compressors. Both in-house test-cell data as well as results from field testing which identify clear trends to the benefits and trade-offs will be discussed in detail.


Challenges associated with high pressure, non-lubricated, hydrogen reciprocating compression
Dover Precision Components and Cook Compression

Existing hydrogen applications for reciprocating compression units are well known, including hydrocracking and other refining applications. The emerging energy market for hydrogen storage, injection, and fuelling applications present new challenges such as smaller footprints, difficulty with non-lubricated sealing at required high pressures, and the need for new test methods and novel test equipment. This presentation will discuss several challenges associated with hydrogen compression and, through case studies, illustrate our approach to solving them.


Perspectives on hydrogen blending
Elliott Group

The promise and potential of hydrogen to lead toward a decarbonized energy infrastructure will likely result in significant investment in technologies and an evolution of modern compression equipment. In addition, pipeline and fueling system infrastructure changes are required to meet the production, transportation, storage, and usage needs for a properly functioning hydrogen economy. For the most part, the compression requirements are similar from production to transport, requiring booster units, pipeline transport compressors, storage compression and possibly fueling station pumps or compressors. Both blue (hydrogen reformed from natural gas) and green hydrogen (electrolysis production) will be produced to support decarbonized fuel and gas-fired power in the U.S. in the coming years.  This presentation will provide an overview of these needs, hydrogen compressor challenges and considerations for how these applications may warrant new compressor designs in years to come.


Methods and the future of hydrogen compression

After a brief discussion of how hydrogen is produced and where it is used, Sundyne’s Peter Roth will examine why compression is required to make hydrogen a valuable commodity. This session will discuss the different methods of compression. It will evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of each method, and this session will also discuss the future of hydrogen compression, including technologies such as LH2 pumping, electro-chemical compression and more.


Valve performance: A key element for reliability and efficiency of reciprocating compressors
Siemens Energy

Equipment reliability is a critical requirement across the hydrogen industry. Likewise, optimum power consumption is essential for companies to maintain its operational cost under control. Reciprocating compressors are a fundamental component of the hydrogen value chain and its valves play a critical role on the performance of this equipment. This presentation will address the key aspects and best practices of valve design, operation, and maintenance for reliable hydrogen reciprocating compressors. A user ‘case study’ implementing these practices is presented to demonstrate the benefits of the recommendations from this presentation.

If you are interested in providing a speaker, or want to know more about the program, please contact:


Jack Burke

Tel:+1 262 754 4150










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