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4C Conference 2019 Training Courses

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The 2019 4C Conference offered training courses on a variety of health, safety, environmental, and compliance topics.

Training courses were held February 7-8, at the Hilton Austin hotel in Austin, Texas.

CEU/PDH credits and certificates are available on request.

Keep an eye on this page for updates as new courses are added.

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4C offers attendees the opportunity to register for the full conference for a flat fee which includes access to all training courses, presentations, meals, and events. Full conference pricing is detailed in the table below.

Full Conference Attendee Registration Options
(You get access to all training courses, presentations, meals, and events for one price.)
Registration Type Registration Item Regular Price
Industry
(End-users, industry personnel, refinery/chemical plant employees)
Full Conference Registration $1,495
Non-Industry
(Vendors, consultants, OEMs)
Full Conference Registration $2,450
Government Employees
(Regulatory/municipal employees)
Full Conference Registration $1,225
Students
(Students actively enrolled in a college/university)
Full Conference Registration $100


Security

Active Assailant Training – Mitigating the Active Assailant

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Instructor(s) / Participants

PSA Lee Otten - Protective Security Advisor, Department of Homeland Security
Doug Delancey - Section Chief, C-IED Strategy, Integration, and Communications Section (CSICS), Department of Homeland Security
Susan Schneider - Chief, CISA Emerging Threats Branch, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst of the chaos, anyone can play an integral role in mitigating the impacts of an active shooter incident. DHS aims to enhance preparedness through a “whole community” approach by providing  products, tools, and resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.

Topics Covered:

Active Shooter Preparedness

Counter-Improvised Explosive Device

Insider Threat

 


Stack Testing

Advanced Stack Testing

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Jordan Laster - Vice President of Analytics, Alliance Source Testing
Paula Metz - Technical Services Assistant Manager, Alliance Source Testing

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 404

Course Description

This training session will focus on advanced stack testing and analytical techniques and provide insight into quantifying low-level emissions and options for real time or onsite analytical techniques. In addition, this training will provide a deeper dive into quantifying test method bias and uncertainty and include case studies from previously conducted testing.


Air Permitting

Air Permitting for Experts

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Multiple -

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Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Instructors

Johnny Vermillion, Leah Pulin, Aaron Hebert, Robert Osborn, and Scott Hyden, Spirit Environmental

The primary focus of this course is to gain a better understanding of the complexities of Major New Source Review. It was designed to provide an open forum for those who already have considerable air permitting experience. We encourage the audience to interact with the trainers and other attendees and to share experiences on some of the nuances of air permitting policy, regulations, and guidance.  Included scenarios will provide a framework to explore and discuss some of the “grey areas” that can make air permitting challenging.

Topics Covered

Recent Federal NSR Policy Shifts
Federal NSR Applicability Determinations
Demand Growth Exclusion (What Could Have Been Accommodated)
Permit Application Requirements and Procedures
Dispersion Modeling for the Permit Manager
Other PSD Requirements (Visibility, etc.)
Plant-wide Applicability Limit Permits
Nonattainment NSR
Minor Source Permitting


BWON

BWON Auditing for Experts

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Steve Probst - Founder and CEO, 4C Marketplace
Calvin Niss - Senior Vice President, Trihydro Corporation
Ken Garing -

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Location

Room 416B

Course Description

Calvin Niss, Ken Garing, and Steve Probst will provide tips, tools and tricks to successful BWON audits. Topics covered will include commonly missed streams, common violations, recommendations for best management practices and key elements of sustainable programs with a low cost of compliance.

Whether your BWON program is in tip top shape, needs a tune up or is a broken down mule, don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate and connect with the collective wisdom of these three old timers.


Security

CFATS 101 Panel Discussion

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Steven Shedd - Chief Regulatory Compliance, Department of Homeland Security
Shawn Perceful - DHS Senior Chemical Security Inspector, Department of Homeland Security
Ann Ratliff - Regulatory Analyst, Department of Homeland Security

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

  • What to Expect During CFATS Inspections
  • Chemical Security Inspectors conduct several types of inspections and visits to facilities, including:
    • Compliance Assistance Visits: Conducted at any stage of CFATS implementation to provide technical assistance and educate covered facilities on the CFATS regulation
    • Authorization Inspections: Conducted at a covered facility after a Letter of Authorization in order to verify that the contents listed in the facility’s authorized Site Security Plan (SSP) or Alternative Security Program (ASP) are accurate and complete, and that the equipment, processes, and procedures described are appropriate and sufficient to meet applicable performance standards
    • Compliance Inspections: Conducted after a Letter of Approval to ensure both existing and planned security measures that are identified within the approved SSP or ASP continue to be implemented fully and on schedule
  • Personnel Surety Program
    • Understanding Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS) 12 – Personnel Surety requires facilities to perform background checks on affected individuals (facility personnel and unescorted visitors) which includes checks to verify:
      • Identity
      • Criminal History
      • Legal Authorization to Work
      • Terrorist Ties

Best Management Practices

Compressor Engine Testing

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Jason Meyers - Weston Solutions

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Description coming soon.


CEMS

Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) for Experts

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Brian Fowler - Environmental Systems Corporation
Tim Kuiken - M&C TechGroup
Paula Metz - Alliance Source Testing

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 404

Course Description

The training session will cover the fundamentals of continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) from the regulatory drivers requiring CEMS, to CEMS equipment, design, control, and reporting software. The class will discuss the various types of CEMS including fully extractive cold/dry, hot/wet, dilution extractive, and in–situ as well as hardware including probes, sample line, coolers, filters, analyzers, controllers, and data acquisition and handling systems (DAHS).


CEMS

Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) Fundamentals

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Tim Kuiken - National Sales Manager, M&C TechGroup
Brian Fowler - Director of Implementations & Marketing , Environmental Systems Corporation
Paula Metz - Technical Services Assistant Manager, Alliance Source Testing

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 404

Course Description

The training session will cover the fundamentals of continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) from the regulatory drivers requiring CEMS, to CEMS equipment, design, control, and reporting software. The class will discuss the various types of CEMS including fully extractive cold/dry, hot/wet, dilution extractive, and in-situ as well as hardware including probes, sample line, coolers, filters, analyzers, controllers, and data acquisition and handling systems (DAHS).

Perspectives will be provided by:
M&C TechGroup North America
Environmental Systems Corporation
Alliance Source Testing


Drones
New in 2019

Drone 3D Modeling, Mapping and Photogrammetry Course Utilizing Pix4DMapper

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Kwasi Perry - Lead Consultant and Business Development Coordinator, UAV Survey Incorporated (C-Corp)

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 417A

Course Description

Kwasi Perry a former Geospatial Intelligence Officer and Multi-Intelligence Fusion Specialist with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency will provide a training course that gives an overview of drone-based Photogrammetry which includes 3D Modeling, and Mapping. This will be a combined indoor and outdoor course where the class will initially meet at a pre-selected offsite location ( we will meet in the classroom then mobilize to the offsite) to capture a photodataset in which will be processed in the classroom portion of the course. The offsite location will be within a 15 minute walk of the Austin Hilton Hotel so no ground transportation will be necessary. There will be hands on opportunities in both portions of the course for a few volunteers.

For the in class portion the students may follow along by downloading a free trial of Pix4D Mapper from www.Pix4D.com on their PC Laptops (Mac OS is no longer fully supported) as the photodataset previously captured will be shared with the class participants. This is a fully featured trial for a limited time period, so it’s best to download and register no less than a few days before the conference.

Topics will include best practices for flight planning based on desired end product, types of flight planning software, optimal environmental conditions for the best data, data outputs such as point clouds, 3D meshes, orthomosaics, digital terrain models, and KML files. A brief overview of ground control points, and precision versus accuracy will be touched on. At the conclusion of this course the students will be confident enough to start including photogrammetry into their workflow and refine their skills through tutorials and knowledgebases.

Equipment/Software Used for this Course: DJI Mavic Pro 2, Pix4D Capture App, Pix4DMapper Pro, Google Earth Pro, Earth Observing System with LandViewer Platform Satellite Imagery Suite.


CEMS
New in 2019

EPA Protocols and Other Compliance Gases Defined and Updated

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Andy Shurtleff - Market Manager, Refining and Petrochem, Airgas - an Air Liquide Company
Doug King - Mgr- Technology & Analytical Process, Airgas - an Air Liquide Company

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

1 Hour

Course Location

Room 416B

Course Description

Numerous Federal and Regional environmental regulations include monitoring requirements which require online analyzers to quantify emissions. Accompanying these rules are guidelines for Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEMs) performance management and validation of the analyzers to assure proper operation and accuracy of information gathered. A significant component of most performance specifications includes the need for periodic validation and/or calibration of the analyzers using specialized gas calibration standards.

“EPA Protocol” standards are available for some, but not all applications. They are also required for some routine validation and testing, but not for all.

This workshop provides an update on issues and applications related to EPA Protocols and other rules requiring CEMs analyzer calibration standards along with clarification on a number of related topics including:

  • What is a true EPA Protocol calibration standard and what are the requirements for production, traceability, analysis and other requirements related to these gas standards?
  • Overview of rules requiring use of gas calibration standards for Environmental Compliance including some clarification of terminology inconsistencies and hard to follow cross references;
  • When is a Protocol gas required and when is it not?
  • How is performance validation accomplished when no EPA Protocol gases exist for the given application?
  • What is the availability of Alternative and “Quasi-Protocol” standards and how do they stack up with Protocol standards in terms of accuracy, production control, analysis and documentation? (Data Based Review)
  • How are calibration gas shelf life warranties determined?
  • What is meant by “Certified” and “Zero” calibration gas standards and why can the definitions impact compliance?
  • Are there any considerations that should be kept in mind related to pure gases used for Carrier, Purge or other requirements related to purity or analyzer-based specifications? (Ex: “Instrument Air”)

This is intended to be a conversational session and there will be time throughout and following for Q&A.


Air Permitting
New in 2019

EPCRA/TRI Training

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Bob LaRosa - Division Manager, Aarcher Inc.

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

The course covers current EPCRA applicability and reporting requirements, including multiple chemical lists, applicability thresholds, required reporting, deadlines, available reporting tools, and mandatory documentation. Practical applications of the requirements are provided for various industry sectors and for Federal agencies. Illustrative scenarios are presented on industrial and Federal agency reporting under EPCRA Section 313 to provide a clear understanding of where to focus attention and how to apply the complex guidance of the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) requirements to actual facility operations.


Drones

FAA Part 107 Drone Certification

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Uzkar Ibrahim - Vice President of Business Development, 4C Marketplace/Sage EHS China

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 417A

Course Description

The part 107 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) course describes the certification and operational requirements to operate sUAS in the National Airspace System (NAS) under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 107, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems.


Fenceline

Fenceline Monitoring – Training and Updates

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Instructor(s) / Participants

CAMSCO -

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Description coming soon.


Flares

Flare for Experts Class #1: Flares Essentials

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Troy Boley - Vice President & Co-Founder, Spectrum Environmental Solutions
Herman Holm - Director - Specialty Environmental Services, Spectrum Environmental Solutions

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 408

Course Description

Flares have found their way to the top of EPA’s list of priorities – from a National Enforcement Initiative to Consent Decrees, to NSPS Subpart Ja. The Flares Essentials course discusses the finer points of these regulations, walks you through the fundamentals of flaring, and uncovers opportunities for you to maximize your flare performance. It’s the right training at the right time to build a flares foundation for the future.


Flares
New in 2019

Flares for Experts Class: Flare Composition/BTU Measurement

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Various - ,

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 406

Course Description

This course will offer unique perspectives on flare  flow composition measurement technologies from several prominent flare monitoring system providers including:

  • Chuck DeCarlo, Extrel
  • Robert Paddison, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Kevin Lingard, Spectrum Environmental Solutions

Flares
New in 2019

Flares for Experts Class: Flare Control

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Lei Sui - Baker Hughes

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 406

Course Description

Moderated by Lei Sui of Baker Hughes, this course will offer unique perspectives on flare control technologies.


Flares
New in 2019

Flares for Experts: Flare Flow Mass and Volume Measurement

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Multiple - ,
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Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 408

Course Description

This course will offer unique perspectives on flow/composition measurement technologies and flare control techniques from several prominent flare monitoring system providers including:

  • Dr. Lei Sui – Baker Hughes
  • Donn Williams – Optical Scientific
  • Meha Jha – Emerson Automation Solutions

 


LDAR
New in 2019

Guideware Software Workshop

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Greg Sherman - Project Manager, GuideWare Systems
Ben Hopkins - Lead Programmer, GuideWare Systems
Jeremy McLeod - Project Manager, GuideWare Systems

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Location

Room 415A

Course Description

Coming Soon.


Professional Development

HSE Leadership Excellence

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Steve Probst - , 4C Conference & Marketplace
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Course Date and Time

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 9:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 415A

Course Description

Note: This course is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22nd

Leadership in HSE is underrated – especially when the “cost of noncompliance” can result in NOVs, CDs and other “ugly” acronyms. This ½ Day Workshop will feature presentations by various HSE Leaders to share lessons learned, knowledge and wisdom to guide early HSE professionals to senior-level HSE and Plant managers.


Air Permitting

Intermediate Air Permitting

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Multiple -

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Instructors: Johnny Vermillion, Leah Pulin, Aaron Hebert, and Robert Osborn – Spirit Environmental

This course is designed to provide additional information to those who already know the basics.  Trainers will dive deeper into topics related to air permitting, Major NSR applicability, and air dispersion modeling along with sharing their own experiences over the years.  They will also discuss air permitting policy and approaches to help you gain a better understanding of the air permitting world.


LDAR

LDAR – Beyond Basics and Underneath the Rules (Multi-Day)

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Brian Whitley - Vice President of Compliance, EMSI

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

12 Hours

Course Location

Room 400

Course Description

Note: This is a multi-day course.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: 2018: 1:00 – 5:00PM
Friday, Feb. 21, 2018: 8:00AM – 5:00PM

An in depth look at LDAR Basics from a fresh perspective.


LDAR

LDAR Auditing

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Graham "Buzz" Harris -
Mark Kelsey - Tricord Consulting

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Description coming soon.


Oil & Gas/Refinery Best Management Practices
New in 2019

Liquids Fuels Terminals – Basics of Environmental Permitting and Compliance

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Tony Shoberg - Senior Chemical Engineer, Barr Engineering
Al Reich - Chemical Engineer, Barr Engineering
Corey Mead - Vice President, Barr Engineering

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 414

Course Description

This 4-hour course will provide an overview of environmental compliance and permitting requirements for liquid fuels terminals. The goal of this course is to provide environmental professionals, terminal operators or managers, and other interested parties a basic understanding of the environmental compliance programs applicable to fuels terminals. Topics include:

  • Types of facilities and operations
  • Air emission units and applicable regulations
  • Water pollution sources and applicable regulatory programs
  • Waste generating activities and regulatory requirements
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Oil Pollution Prevention requirements such as facility response and spill prevention plans
  • Storage tank regulations

This course does not include detailed applicability evaluations, pipeline operation requirements, or gasoline dispensing (gas station) operations.


CEMS
New in 2019

Mass Spec Gas Analyzers: Operation and Maintenance

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Chuck DeCarlo - Industrial Business Unit Manager, Extrel CMS
Jim Brenner - Product Specialist, Extrel CMS
Haley Gabor - Product Specialist, Extrel CMS

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 414

Course Description

Industrial mass spectrometers are fast, full-composition gas analyzers used for flare gas compliance, trace contaminants in air, and fenceline monitoring. They continuously quantify hydrocarbons, sulfurs, air components, VOCs, and other chemicals in complex, dynamic samples. This course will cover all the basics of operation, maintenance and application. Come see the mass spec, learn how to calibrate and run an analysis, and perform a full PM.


Professional Development

Microsoft Excel Best Practices for Plant Professionals (And others)

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Instructor(s) / Participants

John Beath - John Beath Engineering

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Environmental staff, consultants and managers spend a large portion of their time developing and modifying spreadsheets. What if they could be built to reduce work using the best formulas for the right situations, were configured so they were easy to use and check, and if the documentation process was standardized so that expectations were clear? Investing time to make sure these work products are better will reduce labor cost, re-work and help you limit mistakes. Google might be your friend, but this course material is based on best practices compiled by our staff over the past several years and it has already been used to train users of many disciplines across a refinery. Leave the class with an Excel tool box that captures all the techniques covered.


Air Permitting

Oil & Gas Air Regulations – What You Need to Focus on Now

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Jay Christopher - Senior Scientist, Trihydro
Calvin Niss - Senior Vice President, Trihydro
Chad Flynn - Lead Project IT Professional, Trihydro

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 406

Course Description

The oil and gas sector has seen massive regulatory change since 2016, particularly with respect to air compliance requirements.  Regulations have issued, withdrawn, and modified by multiple regulatory agencies.  In addition, challenges to some of these regulations have been made in the courts.  The end result is a confusing mix of regulations, policies and expectations.

This workshop will provide some clarity and direction about what the oil and gas sector should be doing now.  While not providing formal legal guidance, the workshop will address the compliance challenges confronting upstream and midstream oil and gas companies in meeting EPA and BLM regulations, as well as some evolving issues at the State level.  We will particularly focus on EPA’s New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) OOOOa requirements around the implementation of a volatile organic compound (VOC) and methane leak detection and repair (LDAR) monitoring and reporting program as well as associated with the final Bureau of Land Management (BLM) venting and flaring rule (e.g., Waste Prevention) requirements.  We will also provide some insights and approaches to recordkeeping and reporting approaches under these programs.


Stack Testing

Oil and Gas Stack Testing

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Robert Hargraves - BAIR

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 3:00PM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Description coming soon.


LDAR

OOOOa LDAR Training

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Think Environmental -

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Seasoned LDAR experts walk you through the intricacies of OOOOA LDAR compliance for upstream/midstream oil & gas.


Oil & Gas/Refinery Best Management Practices
New in 2019

Operations Troubleshooting of Biological Treatment in Refineries and Petrochemical Facilities

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Instructor(s) / Participants

SLR Consulting
Todd Lusk - Senior Engineer, SLR Consulting

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 402

Course Description

This course will provide practical information and guidance to attendees on effective operation of their biological treatment units, as well as the available tools to troubleshoot process upsets and employ corrective actions. Attendees of this training session will acquire information and skills necessary to provide proactive responses to abnormal conditions in their biological treatment process, allowing them to avoid upsets leading to effluent noncompliance or recover from them more quickly. Specific subjects covered in this session will include:

Basic Principles of Biological Treatment and Solids Separation
Growth Pressures for Biological Treatment
Monitoring Bioreactor Health
Identifying and Correcting Abnormal Operating Conditions
Troubleshooting with Microscopic Evaluations

This session will also include a real-time demonstration of a microscopic examination on samples of activated sludge. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples from their facilities to be analyzed during the course.


Emerging Technology

Optical Fenceline Monitoring

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Troy Boley - Spectrum Environmental Solutions, LLC

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Description coming soon.


Oil & Gas/Refinery Best Management Practices

Permitting for Compressor Stations

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Joel LeBlanc - Ashworth Leininger Group

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 3:00PM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

This class puts forth a blueprint for a natural gas compressor station which maximizes compression capacity while maintaining an air emissions minor source status. The presentation will review common emissions sources, go into detail about equipment design considerations for minimizing emissions, and highlight best management practices.


Air Permitting
New in 2019

Practical Dispersion Modeling

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Robert Opiela - CEO, NaviKnow LLC

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 410

Course Description

In this 4-hour, to-the-point workshop, you will be presented with all the information needed to complete nearly every dispersion modeling analysis you will ever perform in your career. We will list which model programs are needed, what data is required for those programs, where to find those data, and how to manipulate the data to construct your input files to get the model running so you can get your job done. We will also cover tips and techniques to help you streamline your workflow.

 

No matter which software interface you use, or don’t use at all, this course will provide you a thorough understanding of what information goes into the model, what happens internally to the information, and what the results mean.


Air Permitting

Process Heater and Boiler Tune Up Training

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Mike Sanders -
John Bacon - Senior Project Manager, TRC Companies, Inc.

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 417B

Course Description

Heater and boiler tuning is not a new practice, but with the advent of 40 CFR 63 Subpart DDDDD, or the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) Heater and Boiler MACT Rule, it is required for all affected major source facilities. Despite the initial belief that MACT DDDDD is just another costly EPA regulation, implementation of the work practice standard has provided a wealth of information substantiating that regular heater and boiler tune-ups can save significant costs through improvements in fuel efficiency, energy reduction credits, and safety. More notably, there is a simple payback on the tune-up services within months. Heater and boiler tuning has been described as part science and part intimate knowledge of the equipment’s operational characteristics and process needs. And while many facilities believe their heaters and boilers to be well optimized, compliance tuning efforts have revealed that this is not always the case. Course instructors have a combined, 60-plus years of tuning and environmental regulatory experience which they will share with attendees to better educate industry on the importance of combustion optimization and to help align the efforts of operations/process and environmental departments on practices that benefit both.

In this course, attendees will:

Review the subpart DDDDD Heater and Boiler MACT Regulation;
Cover the technical aspects of combustion tuning;
Review key aspects of combustion engineering and burner performance;
Address the regulatory compliance requirements for tune ups;
Look at MACT DDDDD case studies for which regularly occurring tune ups have been performed;
Discuss the benefits of heater and boiler tuning including cost savings, energy reduction credits, safety, and alignment with organizational values;
Summarize a host of other thermal energy systems that are also beneficial to assess for energy efficiency improvements.


RMP/PSM
New in 2019

PSM Awareness

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Ric Hartung - Process & Safety Solutions

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Location

Room 415B

Course Description

Are you an operator, maintenance or electrical technician, engineer, safety professional, or manager whose work assignments involve handling hazardous chemicals that are covered by OSHA’s Process Management (PSM) regulation?

Your introduction to PSM is an important consideration in helping to reduce and eventually eliminate you from becoming a statistic. Being introduced to PSM early in your career ensures you not only learn key process safety principals, become an immediate productive contributor, achieve process safety goals immediately, avoid potentially being exposed to hazards, and allow you to affectively execute tasks in a safe manner.

Upon successful completion of Process Safety Management – Manager, participants will possess awareness and basic understanding of PSM and will understand how each element of the PSM standard applies to them. They will:

– Understand the history behind PSM and the application of the PSM regulation
– Become knowledgeable of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Management Plan (RPM) regulation and application
– Understand Employee Participation
– Learn the importance of Process Safety Information
– Become knowledgeable of the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
– Learn the elements of Operating Procedures
– Learn what key safe work practices are needed
– Understand training requirements
– Gain an awareness of contractor responsibilities and other requirements
– Learn what Management of Change (MOC) is and the purpose of Pre-Startup and Safety Reviews
– Understand the purpose and application of Mechanical Integrity
– Identify the hazards of hot work
– Learn the importance of Incident Reporting and Investigations
– Understand Emergency Response
– Become aware of the importance of compliance audits and the purpose of PSM trade secrets


RMP/PSM
New in 2019

PSM from an OSHA Compliance Officer Perspective

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Ric Hartung - Senior Consultant, Process & Safety Solutions LLC

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

1 Hour

Course Location

Room 415B

Course Description

OSHA arrives at your facility unannounced, the OSHA compliance officer, or CHSO, shows their badge, and asks to speak with the most senior person in charge. What do you do next? If you have experienced this first hand, you know it is somewhat intimidating. If you have not had the experience, then knowing and understanding the process itself and how the inspection is normally conducted can ease the intimidation and make for a comfortable situation. Of course, if you have known compliance issues, then it can be somewhat stressful, but even then, there are some things that you can do to minimize the number of citations you may receive.


LDAR
New in 2019

Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Yousheng Zeng - CEO, Providence Photonics
Jon Morris - Chief Technical Officer, Providence Photonics

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 415B

Course Description

This 4-hour course covers the fundamentals of quantitative optical gas imaging and introduces the latest features of the QL320 quantitative optical gas imaging method. Course work is followed with hands on training and a certification is awarded to successful participants.

Providence Photonics, LLC is announcing the latest release of the QL320 Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging (QOGI) product. This new version brings many highly requested improvements to the company’s quantitative method following the success of the original QL320 launched in February of 2017. “The QL320 Version 2 represents a significant advancement for quantitative optical gas imaging.” says Jon Morris, CTO of Providence Photonics. “Not only have we improved the performance of the method, but we have also incorporated feedback from our user community to improve the overall form and function of the product.”

The QL320 is used in conjunction with a FLIR GF320 or GFx320 handheld gas imaging camera. The QL320 is portable, easy to use, and provides results in the field within seconds. With the QL320, a leak can be quantified to establish the environmental benefit of a Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program or to determine the dollar value of lost product. This allows users to quantify the leak rate when a leak is detected by the FLIR GF320 or GFx320 cameras.

Key new features in Version 2 include a continuous mode, which gives the user immediate feedback from the QL320 method to assess the quality of the background and plume extraction. The continuous mode also provides a real time result with 1-second, 5-second and 1-minute rolling averages. Providing the user with rolling averages for leak rate results in higher precision than the previous batch method. Additional features in Version 2 include an image mask to suppress noise or reflections, an interactive delta temperature tool and a streamlined file management system.


Air Permitting

Refinery Fenceline Monitoring Root Cause Analysis: How To Conduct and Then Develop An Effective Corrective Action Plan

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Robert Opiela - Co-Founder, NaviKnow Solutions

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Location

Room 410

Course Description

In order to comply with the Petroleum Refinery NESHAPS Fenceline monitoring provisions (40 CFR 63.658), many refineries have implemented ambient air monitoring networks around their site fencelines. If the annual monitored benzene concentration exceeds the action level specified in the rule, then the rule requires the site conduct a root cause analysis and develop and implement a corrective action plan to bring the benzene concentrations below the action level.

The rule explains WHAT to do, but HOW do you conduct the analysis, develop a plan, and test the plan to make sure it is going to satisfy the requirements of the rule?

In this two-hour training course, we will take you, step-by-step, through a proven systematic and reproducible process of identifying which emission sources are causing unacceptable concentrations and whether the corrective actions proposed will be effective.


Best Management Practices

Same Road; Different Trees

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Daniel Boreman - Emission Monitoring Service, Inc. (EMSI)

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:30PM

Course Length

1 Hour

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

In an environment where so much emphasis is placed on safety, it is easy for workers to lose sight of who is truly responsible for individual safety. Complacency is arguably one of the biggest hazards faced by LDAR monitoring technicians in the field environment. This presentation highlights just how easy it is, even with the best intentions, to become complacent and offers some techniques to get workers re-focused and combat complacency.


Oil & Gas/Refinery Best Management Practices

SPCC Training

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Bison Engineering -

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Description coming soon.


Oil & Gas/Refinery Best Management Practices

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Chris Perry - U.S. EPA

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 112 specifies requirements for non-transportation related facilities that are engaged in the storing, processing, transferring, distributing, using or consuming oil and oil products, which, due to its location, could reasonably be expected to discharge oil in quantities that may be harmful. The threshold for SPCC applicability is 1,320 gallons contained by oil-filled operational equipment, flow-through process vessels, mobile or portable containers, and bulk storage containers with a volume of 55-gallons or more. Facilities subject to 40 CFR Part 112 are required to develop and implement an SPCC Plan that describes engineering controls and operating procedures that will reduce the probability of a release of oil and provide response measures to control accidental releases, including regulatory notification requirements for spills above the reportable quantity threshold. Specific regulatory drivers affect the oil and gas exploration, production and transmission activities. Participants in this class will focus on the basic requirements of the SPCC rule with a strong emphasis on identification of regulated equipment found in the oil and gas industry, as well as compliance obligations relevant to that equipment.


Stack Testing

Stack Testing Essentials

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Paula Metz - Technical Services Assistant Manager, Alliance Source Testing
Jordan Laster - V.P. Analytical Services, Alliance Source Testing

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 404

Course Description

The goal of this training session is to familiarize attendees with the steps necessary to conduct a successful stack test starting with the initial proposal request through submittal of the final test report. We will identify all of the items needed by the stack tester to design a test and discuss various test methods and the challenges encountered when conducting each of them. This will be an interactive session where attendees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with some test equipment and ask questions about their specific situations and learn from the experiences of the stack tester as well as those of their peers.

Topics Covered

  • Stack Testing 101…Preparing for a successful stack test (morning)
  • Challenges to measuring low-level PM
  • Challenges to measuring VOCs

Oil & Gas/Refinery Best Management Practices

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Todd Lusk - SLR Consulting

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Description coming soon.


Emerging Technology

Surviving an LDAR Audit

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Greg Sherman - Guideware Systems
Ben Hopkins - Guideware Systems
Jeremy McLeod - Guideware Systems

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

Description coming soon.


Tanks

Tanks Essentials

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Rob Ferry - Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants
Harold Laurence - Trinity Consultants

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

When it comes to storage tanks, sorting through the applicable requirements and calculation options can be very confusing and we are here to help you get it right. Our Tanks Essentials Workshop is ideal for anyone who has responsibility for complying with or enforcing air permits/regulations for storage tanks. We cover topics ranging from tank design and control technologies to emissions estimating to rule compliance.

 


Best Management Practices

Tiny Habits® and Behavior Design to Transform the EH&S Workspace

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Shirley Rivera - Resource Catalysts (R|CAT)

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:30AM

Course Length

1 Hour

Course Location

Room 412

Course Description

A first-of-its-kind approach, Shirley brings Tiny Habits and Behavior Design to complement existing EH&S practices – think compliance management, training, refreshers, and workspace culture. Behavior Design, a field of study by Stanford Behavior Scientist, BJ Fogg, PhD., is based on a set of models and methods to design solutions that can influence behaviors. Behavior Design shares a similar context – environment, interactions, choice – with behavior-based safety programs, procedures development, and training endeavors. Attendees of this session will learn the Fogg Method and Tiny Habits, which simplifies habit formation. They will self-design three tiny habits that match one’s environment to practice and discover opportunities to apply the method in their workspace and personal lives


LDAR

US EPA Alternative Method 082 (Visible Emissions Management Certification)

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Shawn Dolan - President, Virtual Technology, LLC

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 417B

Course Description

The course will review the history and evolution of visible emission measurement. Moving from Ringelman to Method 9 to the current state of the art, Alternative Method 082. The course will detail the use of the ALT 082 in the field demonstrating cost savings and data quality improvements. The course will discuss the citizen science of camera based opacity measurement and the various enforcement operations using cameras to improve data quality. The course will discuss the operations of Digital Cameras for VEE and teach the use of cameras to include proper framing and recordation of Visible Emissions to include the documentation necessary to build an sustainable observation. The course will conclude with a run down of camera options and certified tools. All attendees will receive a Digital Camera Operator for Alternative Method 082 certification that can be activated upon return to their facility.


LDAR
New in 2019

Workshop on Best Practices in Valve Condition and Performance Monitoring

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Dave Anderson - Sales & Marketing Director, Score Diagnostics Ltd

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Location

Room 417B

Course Description

The digitalisation agenda continues to disrupt valve maintenance and management activities through the availability of an increasingly wide array of technologically advanced tools. In this period of rapid change, it is becoming increasingly important to understand what the benefits and potential limitations of these new tools are, so that good selection / adoption decisions can be made. Through the examination of case studies where Score Group’s best available valve condition and performance monitoring equipment and systems have been used, delegates will gain an appreciation of what some of the key considerations are, driven by the benefits that are available from the use of both proven and emerging technologies.


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