CCC announces the assignment of US Patent No. 8,360,744 for compressor-expander set critical speed avoidance. This makes the 41 st patent in CCC’s global patent portfolio. The patent defines the CCC technology for “A control method and apparatus for critical rotational speed avoidance in a compressor expander set in a gas refrigeration system.” The technology ensures the ultimate protection of the machinery while preserving the highest level of process continuation. This technology has been applied to LNG applications as well as Gas Plants and other critical applications where the compressor-expander machine is core to the process, providing improved reliability during process upsets and optimizing machine protection.

According to CCC, “These patents are the result of our work with clients to help them achieve maximum control of their machines. CCC will continue to develop customizable control technologies until the best resolution is achieved, resulting in innovative, patentable solutions.”

About Compressor Controls Corporation (CCC)

Compressor Controls Corporation (CCC) has specialized in turbomachinery controls and compressor control technologies for over 35 years. Acquired by Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP) in 1992, CCC provides client focused solutions in a broad range of industries including oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, refineries, LNG, pipelines, steel mills, pharmaceutical, machine-building, and power generation facilities. CCC solutions include not only advanced turbomachinery controls, but also system design, system retrofits, field services, training and aftermarket services. CCC is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa and has offices around the globe. For more information, visit:

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