April 16 - 19, 2013

Sheraton Station Square Hotel - Pittsburgh, PA   



This 3.5 day course is designed to empower operations and maintenance personnel with the knowledge and skills to perform daily tasks associated with operating and maintaining compression units. The skills gained in this class will help employees work smarter and safer.  This is the first time the workshop has been offered through GMRC. 

Course Content

The workshop will cover the following topics:

Operations Maintenance

Covers the routine maintenance, trouble-shooting and problem solving associated with equipment located at compression locations. Topics will cover minor maintenance items related to the engines, compressors, and common auxiliary equipment. Upon completion of this course, each student will understand the concepts, equipment, and routine tasks associated with operating and maintaining compression locations.

Coupling Alignment

Covers the basic concepts along with the hands-on application of the Rim and Face & Reverse dial alignment method. Upon completion, each student will understand what coupling alignment is, what the steps are for both the methods presented, and will be able to apply these methods to an alignment problem in the field.

Precision Measurement

This course teaches basic concepts and application of precision measurement. Upon completion, each student will understand basic precision measurement and related mathematics and will be able to use steel rulers, micrometers, and calipers in practical applications.

Force-Feed Lubrication

Hands-on teaches the basic operation, troubleshooting, and repair of force-feed lubrication systems. Upon completion of this course, each student will understand the operating concepts, equipment, and lubrication calculations behind force-feed lubrication systems.

Oil Analysis

Basic operational and analytical topics of oil analysis. Upon completion, each student will understand what an oil analysis is, common terminology and how to interpret the results and analysis report.


The class instructor is Randy AndersonCECO Training and Technical Services. Randy is a highly regarded technical instructor who brings a wealth of experience to the class and is one of the industry's most highly respected subject matter experts. 

Professional Development Hours
This workshop qualifies for 24 Professional Development Hours.

Event Information

  • $1195 Member / $1695 Non-members
  • Schedule: 8 am to 4 pm Tuesday/Thursday, and 8 am to noon on Friday
  • Each participant will receive a comprehensive workbook, a valuable resource that will provide benefits long after the completion of the class.  A great tool to share with others at your company.
  • All sessions of the workshop will be held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks provided 
  • Trouble registering?  Click Registration Help  for more assistance
  • Questions? Email or phone (972) 620-8505 and someone will be happy to assist you.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Station Square

  • 300 West Station Square Drive · Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • GMRC rate $139
  • For reservations, call 888-627-7029 and request the Gas Machinery/GMRC rate
  • For online reservations, click here GMRC 2013 Training Week
  • Event attendees must contact the hotel directly (either by phone or the posted hotel reservation link) to make reservations. Any contact to you from a third party claiming to be a booking agent for SGA/GMRC should be considered a scam.

Other Information

Pirates Baseball - a group outing at beautiful PNC Park is planned for Wednesday evening. Check the box on your registration form to purchase a discount ticket and join others for an evening of fun at the ballpark. 

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Event sponsorships are available for this event. Contact Jane Butler for details.


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