GMRC workshops and conferences provide professionals of all levels the opportunity to gain knowledge that can be used immediately, acquire skills to help you work safer and smarter, and keep up with the latest industry regulations.
GMRC workshops are taught by industry subject matter experts - people with real world, hands on experience, from a wide range of companies. We strive to make our classes practical, with information you can apply on the job immediately. You will learn from the best in the business.
Below are the events currently scheduled for 2013. Click on the link to go to the webpage for details and registration.
Factors in Compressor Station Design - APRIL 17-19 PITTSBURGH PA Factors in Compressor Station Design - JUNE 19-21 HOUSTON TX This 2 ½ day workshop provides engineers and design professionals information on how to design and integrate the various parts of a compressor station into an effective and efficient system. It will provide practical knowledge on how to design a new compressor station or evaluate the design of an existing compressor station.
Combustion Characteristics - JUNE 18-21 HOUSTON TX Provides a comprehensive troubleshooting and problem-solving class covering the effects of operating conditions and control adjustments on engine combustion, plus detailed discussion around issues affecting the development and use of horsepower performance curves.
Foundation Design Workshop: New Foundation Design and Analysis and Existing Foundation Repair and Upgrading - JUNE 20-21 HOUSTON TX This course provides valuable guidance for maintenance reliability of compressors. It is intended for engineers, reliability and maintenance technicians and construction technicians with responsibility for reciprocating compressor design and installation. The information will provide knowledge and tools for applying the latest compressor mounting and foundation design and repair techniques to maintain the reliability of their machines. Topics will include ......The Machine and Its Foundation: ..... Foundation Reaction to Compressor Loads:..... American Concrete Institute Standards;..... Tools for Condition Assessment;..... Basic Properties and Failure Mechanisms and How to Avoid Them. Taught by highly respected instructors from Rowan and Associates, and Tech Transfer Inc.
Applied Principles of Engines and Compressors - AUGUST 5-9 DALLAS TX This in-depth program is an engine fundamentals class that provides a solid foundation to any employee involved in the operation of prime movers. Although the principles described in this class are simple and easy to understand, the class is both stimulating and challenging. Upon completion, each person will have a basic understanding of the equipment configuration and operation and will be capable of simple troubleshooting and problem recognition for their gas compression equipment.
Engine Analyzer & Reliability Workshop - JULY 24-26 FT. WORTH TX This GMRC workshop is designed to meet the needs of analysts, operators, maintenance personnel and engineers who are involved in predictive and preventive maintenance programs throughout the natural gas industry. Presentations that range from basic to advanced will provide these individuals with an array of practical information.
Engine Emissions Stack Testing & Analyzer Workshop - NOVEMBER 5-7 OKLAHOMA CITY OK This popular workshop provides an understanding a of the following critical issues: --- the processes and equipment for EPA stack testing methods and protocols; --- function and design of portable analyzer equipment; --- factors affecting accuracy and outcome of testing and other calculations and flow measurements required; --- state and federal requirements in lieu of Title V enhanced monitoring and record keeping and reporting requirements; ---- evaluation of emissions reduction technology for internal combustion and turbine engines.
Compressor Station Vibration and the Impact on Performance, Cost, and Reliability -- APRIL 17-19 PITTSBURGH PA This course focuses on vibration issues affecting compressor stations, including piping systems. Using a series of interactive case studies, the participants will gain a hands-on understanding of vibration issues and solutions at the design stage, as well as during commissioning and troubleshooting.
Introduction to Gas Turbines and Centrifugal Compressors -- OCTOBER 21-22 PITTSBURGH PA A two day seminar for Gas Turbine and Gas Compressor users who are interested acquiring an understanding of basic gas turbine and gas compressor working principles. The instructors are recognized experts in gas turbine and gas compressor aero-thermodynamics, rotor dynamics and application principles. GMRC has been conducting this highly-rated workshop for the past 20+ years, with the assistance of materials developed by Solar Turbines.
Gas Machinery Conference - OCTOBER 6-9, 2013 Albuquerque NM - One of the industry's premier conferences, the GMRC Gas Machinery Conference includes a wide range of short courses, technical papers and technology updates, all presented by some of the leading subject matter experts in the industry. Also includes a vendor exhibit with over 130 companies showcasing the latest equipment, technology and services. The educational sessions and networking opportunities are valuable for design engineers, facility engineers, and technicians with an emphasis on the operation, maintenance, and testing of gas compression machinery.
The Bolted Joint -- This one day workshop will give those responsible for reciprocating compressor design and installation the knowledge, tools, and practice in applying the latest compressor mounting and foundation design and repair techniques to help maintain their machines reliability. Engineers, reliability and maintenance technicians and construction technicians will benefit.
Give your people the training they need by sending them to this one of a kind workshop designed to empower operations and maintenance personnel with the knowledge and skills to perform daily tasks associated with operating and maintaining compression units.
Project Planning and Management - APRIL 16-19 PITTSBURGH PA -- A practical, hands-on program that teaches the critical components of project planning. Topics include The project management process; Project planning & management tools; Managing relationships in projects; Managing project teamwork; Managing, implementing, and closing. The class concludes with a two hour pipeline project simulation.
Have a training need? Contact GMRC. We would be happy to discuss adding it to our training portfolio, or bringing the program onsite to your facility.
SPONSORSHIPS and ADVERTISING - opportunities are available for each event. Contact Patrick Downey for details.