GEA offers a wide range of specialised gas training for the corporate market.
Both content and duration can be tailored to meet your company needs and courses can be run at your premises or a dedicated training centre.

Effective training requires expertise and experience.  Our tutors are Chartered Gas Engineers with substantial real-world experience in gas plant design, installation and ancillary activities including standards preparation, health and safety, risk assessment and incident investigation.

To reinforce and measure learning, GEA courses include practical work and assessment and comprehensive reference material is provided for students to retain.  Our training will help clients meet their commitment to employee CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

Please browse through the course summaries below and contact us to discuss courses in more detail or to arrange a training event.

Gas Utilisation

Objective : To provide an understanding of the fundamentals of Gas Utilisation.

Participants will gain a good general understanding of the basics of gas application in a commercial or industrial environment.

Typically, topics covered include Natural Gas Fundamentals, Boilers & Process Plant, Burners & Controls, Flues & Ventilation, Pressure Reduction & Control, Metering, Pipework, Testing and Purging procedures.

Subsidiary topics include Gas Standards, Risk Assessment, Gas Hazards & Incidents, Conversion to Gas and Plant Commissioning.

The course features individual and group exercises plus testing to reinforce understanding.

Gas Health and Safety (CoP20)

Objective : To provide an understanding of UK HSE CoP20 requirements for working with gas plant.

For individuals employed in the operation, installation, maintenance or commissioning of gas plant, this training provides an understanding of UK Health and Safety Executive CoP20 Code of Practice requirements.

Health and Safety is discussed with reference to the characteristics and features of gas and gas plant and to specific client activities, such as process heating and catering.

Participants will gain an understanding of gas legislation, safety procedures and risk assessment and will learn how to use their awareness of health and safety to undertake basic fault finding.
Within the health and safety framework, they will gain sufficient knowledge to allow them to supervise and assess contractor procedures and sign-off acceptance of work completed.

Gas Safety Awareness for Designers and Managers

Objective : Provision of Safety Awareness for Gas Designers and Managers

This training is specifically for Designers of gas plant and pipework and Managers responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance or commissioning of gas plant.

The course considers design and managerial activities within the context of the regulatory and standards framework.  Participants will learn how to prepare method statements and procedures and will develop an understanding of risk assessment techniques.

To provide bespoke training tailored to suit your organisation, course content is fully negotiable.

Hazardous Area Classification (DSEAR)

Objective : To provide an understanding of DSEAR within the context of industrial gas application.

The UK Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) are enforceable by the Health & Safety Executive and as such should be familiar to individuals working with gas in business or industry.  This training provides the required understanding and is specifically targeted at individuals working with gas.

The course provides an overview of DSEAR and how it should be administered.  Participants will look at scenarios where gas can become hazardous, the consequences of gas accidents and various protective techniques.

Participants will learn about accident prevention, risk assessment and hazardous area zoning.  This forms the focus of practical work included as part of the training.

Risk Assessment

Objective : To understand Risk Assessment for gas in commercial and industrial applications.

This course focuses on the management of risk associated with gas plant and pipework.

It provides an understanding of the nature and consequences of damage and the leakage of explosive mixtures.

Against this background, participants will examine risk assessment methodology with reference to the prevailing regulatory framework.

Practical work is integral to the training and is centred on the preparation of a typical risk assessment for a gas installation.

European Gas Standards

Objective : To provide an understanding of European Gas Industry Standards.

This training will provide participants with an understanding of current European standards and procedures applicable to gas plant and pipework.  This includes ATEX directives on the control of explosive gases.

The course features discussion on how standards are applied in the real world with reference to typical gas installations and gas related incidents.

The development of standards is ongoing so participants will learn about areas where current practices are known to be under question with standards revision possible or likely.

Burners and Controls

Objective : To provide an understanding of the fundamentals of Gas Burners and Control Systems.

This course provides insight into the various types of gas burner and their application to gas plant and appliances together with an outline of the burner safety requirements needed to comply with BS EN 676, BS EN 746 and Institution of Gas Engineers UP/12.  The course will be tailored to cover safety aspects specific to the client's own plant.

Within the context of the client installation, participants will learn about fault finding for gas burners and re- commissioning together with flue gas analysis techniques and the interpretation of analysis figures.

Where suitable facilities are available, class work will be combined with practical training to enhance the learning experience.

Oil to Gas Boiler Conversion

Objective : To provide an understanding of Oil to Gas Boiler Conversion.

This course covers the fundamentals of converting industrial boiler fueling from oil to gas.
Participants will gain an understanding of the differences in combustion characteristics of oil and gas and the differences between oil and gas heat transfer.  All within the context of the different types of industrial boiler design.

The major aspects of conversion are covered ranging from initial survey to boiler efficiency calculations, use of dual fuel burners, combustion, ventilation and flue / chimney requirements and regulatory requirements.  Also procedures for commissioning including the analysis and interpretation of of flue gas.

The course is complemented by practical work related to a boiler conversion design study.

High Temperature Plant

Objective : To understand the application of High Temperature Gas in Industrial Plant.

The course provides a thorough overview of the different types of high temperature gas fired plant together with associated burner equipment and burner temperature control techniques.

Today, efficiency and energy saving are particularly important and course participants will learn about optimisation techniques associated with the use of high temperature gas.  This includes considerations applicable when migrating to gas from another fuel source.

Environmental aspects and flue emission are covered plus safety procedures and codes of practice for the control of high temperature burners, in accordance with IGEM UP/12 procedures.

Learning is reinforced through practicals designed to simulate 'real world' activities.

Gas Pipework Design

Objective : To understand the fundamentals of Gas Pipework Design for business applications.

Course participants will gain a good general understanding of the characteristics of low and medium pressure gas pipework.  With particular reference to industrial boiler plant, the course includes an examination of pipe materials, valves, pipework connections and jointing together with a look at the use of booster systems in circumstances where insufficient pressure is available.

The course considers pipework design including computer aided techniques and with reference to specific examples.  Design considerations for high rise buildings are also covered.  Practical work centres on the design of a typical gas pipework system.

Course content adheres to IGEM and European standards and procedures for gas pipelines.
Learning from this course can be supplemented by GEA's Gas Pipework Testing and High Pressure Gas Pipework training.

Gas Pipework Testing and Purging

Objective : Provide an understanding of techniques used in Pipework Testing and Purging.

Participants will gain a good understanding of the various aspects of pipework testing and maintenance.

The course covers pipework testing and checking procedures, showing how to undertake specific techniques such as pneumatic and hydrostatic strength testing and tightness testing.  Participants will learn about purging procedures.

In the context of routine pipe maintenance, participants will learn about inspection techniques and pipework protection including corrosion control.

Practical exercises focus on the preparation of testing and maintenance schedules.
Course content meets the latest IGEM recommendations on testing and purging.

High Pressure Gas Pipework

Objective : To understand the use of Pipework in a High Pressure Gas environment.

Participants will learn about the properties and application of high pressure gas in the power generation industry, specifically its use with turbines and in compressor systems.

Against this background, the course will provide an understanding of the design, installation, operation and maintenance of High Pressure Gas pipework.

The training conforms to UK Health and Safety Executive CoP20 Code of Practice requirements for working with gas plant.

Incident and Explosion Investigation

Objective : To understand Investigation Techniques applicable to Gas Related Incidents.

This course looks at techniques used to investigate and report on industrial gas incidents, specifically accidents and faults associated with gas plant and pipework.

Participants will learn how to deal with typical incidents ranging from complaints to more serious events such as explosions.  The various techniques employed to investigate and report on incidents are covered including site investigation, test procedures, investigation reporting and preparation of expert witness statements.

The course includes practical work based on an investigation and the preparation of a typical investigation report.

CHP Turbines and Engines

Objective : To provide an understanding of CHP Turbines and Engines.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation, gas turbine and compressor design and installation plus the particular requirements for associated pipework design and installation.

The course will provide an understanding of risk assessment and hazardous area classification techniques associated with CHP plant, pipework and gas venting systems.  Also, an examination of the safety aspects of plant location.

The training is provided within the context of UK gas legislation and regulation including that defined by HSE CoP20 and IGEM.

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