Tech Transfer Inc. was established by Geoff Anderson in 1985 at a point in the gas compression industry when high-speed separable reciprocating gas compressors were becoming more common. These new designs had higher throughput with much smaller footprints and lower cost than comparable slow speed integral compressors. Geoff, who was working for a major oil company at this time, recognized that separable reciprocating compressor vibration issues had increased to a point where a focused effort to investigate and resolve these issues was required. He left his position, purchased vibration data acquisition equipment, and established Tech Transfer Inc. as a reciprocating compressor vibration analysis company.

While gas compressor packaging standards were being updated for these new high-speed compressor frames, compressor skids were still being designed and built with light steel beams for both main skid beams and driver/compressor pedestals. Tech Transfer soon recognized that the higher mechanical and gas forces of these new compressor frames, and the current practice of light steel skid construction, was the root cause of the higher vibration levels recorded in the field. Tech Transfer was the pioneer in recommending heavier skid steel as well as recommending filling the skid areas under the compressor and driver with rebar-reinforced concrete. This was the first significant step in compressor skid design that substantially reduced overall package vibration levels. Tech Transfer remains an industry leader in reciprocating compressor skid and foundation designs.

The need to design more effective pulsation suppression vessels, coupled with the high-speed capabilities of the computer-based software, quickly put an industry focus on recommending acoustical analyses for the majority of reciprocating compressor applications. In early 1995, Tech Transfer determined that in order to effectively resolve all vibration issues, the capability to conduct acoustical analyses was also needed. Therefore, Tech Transfer developed pulsation analysis capabilities in order to support the field vibration analysis solutions program and began performing acoustical analyses. In the years since, Tech Transfer has also developed the tools and capabilities for providing piping system mechanical natural frequency and stress analyses.

Today, Tech Transfer remains an industry leader in performing API 618 acoustical analyses.

Our Professionals
With combined experience of over 140 years, our team has the expertise and ability to provide design and analysis services that will meet and exceed your expectations. Each member of our group has been hand-selected based on their superb training and background as well as their ability to deliver excellent results in demanding project conditions. In addition, our group also includes numerous support staff members to ensure that all our projects are completed in a timely and effective manner, each and every time.

Meet our senior staff members here:

Brian Remy – President

Brian Remy is the President of Tech Transfer, and is also over the piping analysis and structural analysis groups. He is responsible for the analysis of reciprocating compressor skids, foundations and structures to prevent excessive stress and vibration.

Since joining the company in 2008, he has developed the vessel dynamic analysis techniques and procedures to comply with API 618 5th Edition. He has presented at the GMRC Foundation Seminars and is currently on the API 11P 3rd Edition committee.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering, both from the University of Texas in Austin. He is licensed to practice as a professional engineer in the State of Texas.

Paul Selover – Vice President

Paul Selover is the Vice President of Tech Transfer, and is also over the acoustical analysis department. He is responsible for the engineering design and analysis for prevention of excessive vibration in reciprocating compressor packages.

Prior to assuming his current position, Paul was a Project Engineer in the reciprocating compressor packaging industry at both Waukesha Pearce Industries (WPI) and Production Operators Inc. (POI).

Since joining the company, Paul has helped develop Tech Transfer’s acoustical pulsation analysis methods. He has been conducting API 618 acoustical analyses for almost 19 years at Tech Transfer and manages a group of four acoustical analysts.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Houston.

James Poole - Lead Piping Engineer

James Poole is the Lead Piping Engineer over the piping analysis group at Tech Transfer. He is responsible for performing piping stress and piping dynamic analysis for reciprocating compressor systems.

Prior to assuming his current position, James was a Pipe Stress Engineer at Fluor Corporation.

Since joining the company in 2009, he has co-developed new methods of computer modeling for improved stress/dynamic results.

James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas in San Antonio.

Tracy Pelkey – Office Manager

Tracy Pelkey is the Office Manager for Tech Transfer, Inc.

Tracy brings over 15 years of administrative experience in Office Management, Human Resources, and Accounting.

She assists in the development and implementation of policies, programs and practices. She maintains accounts payable, receivables and monthly billing.