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Joel Sanford

Senior Key Expert, Technology and Innovation Group, Siemens Energy


Joel Sanford is a Senior Key Expert in the Technology and Innovation group at Siemens Energy responsible for the development of new valve and unloading technologies for reciprocating compressor product lines. He has 30 years of experience in the design and development of reciprocating compressors for the oil and gas industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Alfred University and an Associate degree in Applied Science, Internal Combustion Engine technology, from Alfred State College. Sanford is located at the reciprocating compressor facility in Painted Post, NY.



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

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.








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