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Deborah S. Deffenbaugh• (210) 52-2046 SwRI® receives $5 million joint DOE/GMRC contract to develop advanced reciprocating compressor technology For immediate release San Antqnio - December 28, 2004 - The U.S. Department of Energy and the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC) have awarded a five-year, $5 million contract to Southwest Research Institute® to develop the next generation of reciprocating compressor technology. The objective of the Advanced Reciprocating Compression Technology (ARCT) program is to develop compressor technology that will enhance the flexibility, efficiency, reliability and integrity of pipeline operations. The ARCT program will target five specific areas: pulsation control, capacity control, valves, sensors and automation, and systems integration.