September 16, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 1:00PM - 4:00 PM | Virtual, Instructor-Led

Event Summary

This workshop explains the working principles and components of centrifugal compressors and industrial gas turbines used in the oil and gas industry. Performance characteristics of compressors and their drivers are explained.  The application of these machines in different oil and gas applications is discussed. Finally, issues of packaging, seals, fuel and air, testing and condition monitoring are addressed.

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September 27–28, 2022 | Waller, TX | In-Person Workshop

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With current regulations changing or new regulations proposed, working in air emissions can be overwhelming. This workshop provides attendees an overview of regulations (current and proposed), catalyst basics, emission calculations, utilization of portable analyzers, and hands-on training to allow the industry to meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

All of these elements combined throughout the workshop will create an experience that is applicable to the day-to-day work for those that perform engine emission testing and regulatory compliance for air permits.

*GMRC Members receive the member discounted rate for this SGA workshop.

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October 25 & 26, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Virtual, Instructor-Led

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Legacy reciprocating engines are critical assets to all pipeline companies. The method in which they are monitored and maintained significantly impacts each asset's overall Reliability and Life Cycle. Combustion stabilization within this equipment has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, extend mean time between failure (MTBF), improve fuel economy and extend useful life.

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November 2nd, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Virtual, Instructor-Led

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This 2-hour workshop will go over the fundamentals of vibration theory, followed by a discussion on best practices for making vibration measurements.  Using these basic theory and measurement techniques, several case histories will be presented and explained to help the attendees understand real-world applications of these principles.

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November 15th, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Virtual, Instructor-Led

Event Summary

Reciprocating and Centrifugal compressors are widely used in the natural gas industry; but when and where to use each technology is less widely known.  In this 3-hour virtual training, attendees will learn the key differences between reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, how to size them, and when each is the ideal technology to install.  Pros and cons, including financial implications of each technology, will be viewed through the lens of real-world case studies.

This webinar acts as a fundamental baseline on a few key topics discussed in our multi-day Factors in Compressor Station Design workshop.  For a more in-depth understanding of compressor station design, attendees are encouraged to also attend the workshop as well.

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December 8, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Virtual, Instructor-Led

EVENT SUMMARY:  

Ethics and compliance are central to the natural gas industry. It is up to leaders across all levels of their organization to create and sustain a culture of integrity.

This course will train participants to:

  • Analyze risks of unethical behavior.
  • Identify triggers leveraged by powerful situations.
  • Learn about prominent organizational scandals of recent decades through the lenses of:
    • Management
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Philosophy

*GMRC Members will receive member discounted rates for this SGA course.

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GMRC

Introduction to Combustion Engines

Event Summary

Combustion Engines are the heart of the Oil & Gas Industry, yielding the power to pump vital elements through pipelines across North America.  This introductory course will provide a solid foundation for individuals working on, interested in or responsible for, this equipment.  Attendees will be educated through the presentation, demonstration of working models and interaction with the instructor. Join us in exploring a unique perspective on Internal and External Combustion Engines designed specifically for SGA/GMRC.

The material for this training is covered in two short (1.5hr) portions over two days.

Attendees will receive 3 Professional Development Hours upon completion.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will learn about:

  • History of Horsepower
  • Explanation of Indicated, Brake and Effective HP
  • Intro to the Combustion Cycles
  • Internal vs External Combustion
  • Two Stroke vs Four Stroke Engines
  • Reciprocating vs Centrifugal Engines
  • Diesel vs Gasoline Engines
  • Fire Triangle
  • Integral vs Separable Engines
  • Principles of Operation in Combustion Cycles

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Engineering Students
  • Entry Level Engineers
  • Analysts
  • Technicians
  • Mechanics
  • Field Service Representatives
  • Project Managers
  • Reliability Engineers interested in gaining a basic understanding of Internal Combustion Engines
  • Management responsible for a compression fleet wishing to gain a foundational understanding of their equipment

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

Mary Savelle

A passionate and unapologetic advocate for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education, Detroit native Mary Savalle is currently the Field Demonstration Program Manager for Radical Combustion Technolgies. Mary has a BSME from Wayne State University and is currently half-way through the Master of Engineering in Engine System Design program with the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She has attained a Reliability Engineering Certificate (REC) from Clemson University/Life Cycle Institute and a Project Management Professional license from PMI. Mary sits on multiple industry committees and has chaired the GMRC Engine Analyzer & Reliability (EAR) since July 2019. 

 

Prior to her current role, Mary was a Principle Reliability Engineer and Capital Investment Project Manager for DTE Gas (Gas Utility within DTE Energy) and was responsible for reliability engineering support to ten (10) compressor stations which included 57 natural gas compression units. She has published industry papers, travels nationally teaching courses on internal combustion engine concepts and has developed training devices for kinesthetic learners. She has worked with companies around the world in research, analysis and training activities.

 

Mary is also very active with STEM education within her community, creating a broad learning environment for students and engineers of the future.

 

Mary’s professional credentials include:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Reliability Engineering Certification (REC) through Clemson University
  • Student – Masters of Engineering in Engine System Design, University of Wisconsin – Madison (Expected Completion December 2022)

She has published industry papers, travels nationally teaching courses on internal combustion engine concepts, and has developed training devices for kinesthetic learners. She has worked with companies around the world in research, analysis, and training activities.

Mary’s passion for STEAM and community has resulted in partnerships with a local art store and elementary school to teach children STEAM concepts. She is currently working with multiple institutions to build up their educational programs while pursuing her advanced degree.

GMRC

Factors in Compression Station Design

Event Summary

 

Reciprocating and Centrifugal compressors are widely used in the natural gas industry; but when, where, why, how to use each technology is less understood.  In this 3-day training course, attendees will learn the key differences between reciprocating and centrifugal compressors and their associated equipment, how to size and select them, and when each is the ideal technology to install.  Pros and cons, including financial implications of each technology, will be viewed through the lens of real-world case studies.

This webinar acts as a follow up to a few key topics discussed in our 3 hr webex “Compressor Technologies”

 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of reciprocating and centrifugal compressors
  • Solve related problems.
  • Ask the right questions when designing.
  • Understand CAPEX vs OPEX cost implications for decisions made.
  • Manage a design project for a small station, with some help.
  • Do calculations to size equipment.
  • Choose what equipment goes with the chosen compression system.
  • Layout major equipment, and interconnecting piping.

 

Target Audience 

  • New engineers looking to enhance their understanding of compressor technologies.
  • Long time engineers looking to refresh their understanding.
  • Anyone looking for a high level, value centric approach to compressor design.

Instructor BIO:

 

Barry Gentz, Mbroh Engineering

 

Barry

 

Mr. Gentz has fifteen years of experience in the Water purification, Wastewater, and Midstream Oil and Gas industries in instrumentation and electrical design, project management, team leadership, business development, field engineering and operations, and facility installation / testing / startup / inspections. Mr. Gentz specializes in managing project timelines to produce electrical / instrumentation / controls (EIC) drawing packages, SCADA and DCS design and integration, system start-up, and customer training.     

 

Joe Avila, J-W Power Company

 

Joe

 

Joe Avila currently serves as an HSE Department Supervisor for J-W Power Company, as chairperson of the Gas Compressor Association’s Health & Safety Committee, and as vice-president of NTEPS, the North Texas chapter of the National STEPS Network.  After four years in the U. S. Army, Joe left to pursue college, obtaining an Associate’s in Environmental Health & Safety from TSTC, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety from UT-Tyler.  He holds numerous certifications, including H2S Master Trainer, and is a two-time recipient of the GCA Significant Achievement Award.  Joe lives in Fort Worth with his wife and daughter.

 

Misty Ingle, TOPS LLC

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Misty Ingle is the sales engineering manager for Alfa Laval’s air-cooled heat exchanger (ACE) division in Broken Arrow, OK. Misty has been in the energy industry for 15 years but began her 8-year long career with Alfa Laval as a sales engineer. Through her dedication and hard work demonstrated she was well suited for leadership. She was promoted from sales engineer to sales manager in less than a year. Prior to working at ACE/Alfa Laval, Misty worked at Smithco Engineering, Victory Energy Operations, and PSO. Misty is passionate about developing solutions with customers to meet their air-cooled heat exchanger needs. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise with customers and is delighted to be presenting today. She is a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Mechanical Engineering degree. When she’s not designing air coolers and chasing around her work team, she’s home chasing around her three-year old twins, gardening, or exercising.

 

Jay LeBlanc, Ariel Corporation

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Jay LeBlanc is the Gulf Coast Regional Manager for Ariel Corporation.  He attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering as well as an MBA.  Jay has worked in the compression industry for 13 years serving in account and engineering management roles prior to his time at Ariel.

 

Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) and Natural Gas Compression are the heart of the Oil & Gas Industry, yielding the power to pump vital elements through pipelines across North America.  The Engine Analyzer & Reliability Workshop has been designed to equip professionals working on, and responsible for, these assets with predictive and preventative maintenance solutions that are easily transferrable to their current work initiatives.

 

Join your colleagues and other professionals as you are educated through presentation, demonstration of working models and interaction with industry experts from companies all over the United States.  Join us in exploring a unique perspective on Natural Gas Engines and Compression in this jam-packed two-day workshop!

PDH: 20 Hours 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Fundamentals and Alternate Fuel Balancing Concepts
  • Compressor Rod Packing Replacement Tips/Tricks
  • Reciprocating Equipment Analysis
  • Unit Alignment and Soft Foot Concepts
  • Predictive/Preventative Maintenance Techniques
  • Quality Control
  • Generating Horsepower Curves and Loading Schedules
  • Force Fed Lubrication
  • Overhaul Project Management

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