Classroom Training

Each scheduled classroom course offers in-depth presentations by seasoned industry experts, team activities, and exercises that encourage effective problem-solving.

Most courses are held at the O’Hare Residence Inn, conveniently located in downtown Rosemont IL surrounded by several dining options, shopping and activities. The hotel is near several transportation options to downtown Chicago, including trains and cabs.

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Gas Distribution Operations

July 13 - 17, 2020 | Residence Inn O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

During this course become a more productive employee by upgrading your skills and knowledge in gas distribution operations. Build or expand your knowledge base in the construction, operation, and maintenance of modern gas distribution systems. Apply fundamental technical concepts and relationships to real-life work situations. Discussions and class exercises cover codes and standards, leak inspection, emergency response, meters, pressure regulation, and much more. Economic and safety issues are emphasized throughout the discussions.

Gas Distribution Engineering: Piping System & Materials (Week 1)

July 27 - 31, 2020 | Residence Inn O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

In Week 1, Piping Systems and Materials, you'll get an understanding of the properties and design of piping systems—steel and plastic pipe (and cast iron, where appropriate)—and explore incident investigation, leakage control, repair/replace decisions, corrosion and cathodic protection, route selection criteria, and more.

Gas Distribution Engineering: System Planning (Week 2)

August 3 - 7, 2020 | Residence Inn O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

In Week 2, System Planning, you'll learn measurement principles; meter fundamentals; pressure regulation principles; overpressure protection; gas supply planning; gas control operations; system design principles and considerations; load estimating; gas flow principles and equations; system modeling; and enhancing pressure by redirecting flow.

Gas Distribution Engineering Weeks 1 & 2

July 27 - August 7, 2020 | Residence Inn O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

Gas Distribution Engineering has played an essential role in the training of thousands of distribution engineers for 70 years. This comprehensive course consists of two 4½-day weeks. You may register for both weeks (at a discounted fee) or you may register for only one of the weeks, either Week 1, Piping Systems and Materials, or Week 2, System Planning.

ECDA/ICDA External Corrosion Direct Assessment-Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment

August 3 - 6, 2020 | GTI HQ, Des Plaines, IL

The critical areas of the pipeline integrity management (PIM) plan involve identifying high consequence areas. In the two workshops (ECDA 2.5 days + ICDA 1.5 days) you'll learn the four steps needed to assess corrosion inside and outside of your pipeline.

Transmission & Distribution Gas System Purging

August 11 - 13, 2020 | GTI HQ, Des Plaines, IL

During this course each student will be instructed on the safety, engineering, planning, equipment and processes for a proper purge as outlined in the AGA Purging Manual updated on September 2018. This course involves real world circumstances and hands-on classroom exercises for both distribution and transmission gas systems (including the use of a 30-day trial version of the GASPurge software). The course is designed for all individuals involved in the purging process at your company.

Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP)

August 18 - 20, 2020 | GTI HQ, Des Plaines, IL

There have been many new developments since the DIMP Final Rule was released. The course will include discussion of these important changes—including the results and findings of operator audits conducted since the August 2, 2011, implementation date. Our instructors for this workshop were involved in the rule-making process, so you'll get first-hand information. New material is added to the course contents as it becomes available.

Pipeline Safety Regulatory Compliance - Introductory

September 21 - 22, 2020 | Cookeville Gas Department, Cookeville TN

This course is designed for employees with limited previous knowledge of Federal regulatory compliance requirements pertaining to pipeline safety. Training will take place at the Cookeville Gas Department, City of Cookeville Tennessee located at 16 N Oak Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501.

Pipeline Safety Regulatory Compliance - Advanced (Compliance Focused)

September 23 - 25, 2020 | Cookeville Gas Department, Cookeville TN

This course is designed for more experienced employees and those who need an in-depth understanding of code compliance and the ability to interpret Federal regulations and updates. Training will take place at the Cookeville Gas Department, City of Cookeville Tennessee located at 16 N Oak Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501.

Gas Transmission Operations

September 28 - October 2, 2020 | Residence Inn O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

During this course expand your knowledge of transmission systems and important related issues through interactive case studies and expert guidance. Get a comprehensive overview of transmission systems when you explore the operations and design fundamentals of the main segments of a transmission system.

Prevention & Mitigation of Gas System Overpressurization

October 13 - 14, 2020 | Residence Inn O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

As part of this two day course, students involved in the design, operations and construction of gas piping systems will review gas industry incidents and learn how to mitigate overpressurization. This course focuses on overpressurization factors other than the regulator equipment and is relevant to industry lessons learned. We will examine practices for engineering, construction and O&M that include process, procedures and several specific activities which each need attention to reduce the total risk of overpressurization of a gas piping system.

Transmission Pipeline Design and Construction Practices

November 2 - 6, 2020 | Residence Inn O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

As part of this four and a half-day session, work through the pipeline design process—from pipe sizing measurements to post-construction recordkeeping under the guidance of industry experts. You'll with a team to design a pipeline under real-life conditions and circumstances. Using maps and work sheets, you’ll learn how crossings at railroads, roads, streams, and rivers are constructed.

Measurement & Regulator Station Design (Distribution & Transmission)

November 9 - 13, 2020 | Residence Inn O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

As part of this course, seasoned design experts will explore the many important aspects of designing pressure regulation, overpressure protection, and pressure control facilities. Learn system metering for optimal accuracy and ease of maintenance. Examine the issues that need attention when retrofitting or replacing the facilities or altering their operation and maintenance – with an emphasis on safety.

Gas Technology Fundamentals

August 3 – 7, 2020 | Residence Inn O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

In this four-day course, learn about the gas technologies and applications used by industrial and commercial end users. Understand today’s gas end user technologies—burners, water heating, boilers, sizing of heating equipment, operation of HVAC in commercial buildings, venting systems, and interior gas piping. You’ll leave the course equipped with the technical background to productively and confidently handle customers’ requests and concerns. The course can be taken on its own or as part of GTI’s CIGC (Chartered Industrial Gas Consultant) or RCGC (Registered Commercial Gas Consultant) certification programs.

Efficient Gas Technologies

August 10 – 11, 2020 | GTI HQ, Des Plaines, IL

This two-day course focuses on new and existing gas technologies from the perspective of efficiency. It covers high-efficiency boilers, process heaters, water heating systems, electric generation systems, and economic justification methods for high-efficiency gas equipment. Take this course on its own or as part of GTI’s CIGC (Chartered Industrial Gas Consultant) or RCGC (Registered Commercial Gas Consultant) certification programs. Even if you're not seeking a certificate, you will benefit from this course.

Commercial Cogeneration and Cooling

August 12 – 13, 2020 | GTI HQ, Des Plaines, IL

This course features a comprehensive examination of the market for and technology of cogeneration systems that operate on gas engines, gas turbines, and microturbines. Learn about using waste heat for commercial building applications, including cooling and dehumidification. Topics include a brief primer on gas cooling systems.

Commercial Food Service

August 14, 2020 | GTI HQ, Des Plaines, IL

Food service is one of the largest users of natural gas in the commercial marketplace. Learn about the food service segment which  covers the structure of the food service market, functional layout of food service kitchens, available equipment, and typical issues for the food service customer. This 1-day course can be taken on its own or as part of GTI’s RCGC (Registered Commercial Gas Consultant) certification program.
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Marketing Fundamentals for the Energy Industry

August 24 – 25, 2020 | Residence Inn O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

During the four and a half-day session, get a solid introduction to the industrial and commercial market segments and the ways to develop and maintain good customer relationships. Participate in group problem-solving to reinforce the topics. This course can be taken on its own or as part of GTI’s CIGC (Chartered Industrial Gas Consultant) or RCGC (Registered Commercial Gas Consultant) certification programs.

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Courses

The 2020 schedule for LNG classroom training has not been released yet. Please check back for an updated calendar.

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