Natural Gas Utility Education & Training at MEA’s 87th Annual Gas Operations School

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Midwest ENERGY Association’s (MEA) 87th Annual Gas Operations School will be in Ames, IA on August 3- 5, 2010. This year, MEA will host over 55 gas technical classes, a Fire School, a special session on Advanced Valve Maintenance and 150 exhibits with the latest technology, products and service trends.

Midwest ENERGY Association’s (MEA) 87th Annual Gas Operations School will be in Ames, IA on August 3- 5, 2010. This year, MEA will host over 55 gas technical classes, a Fire School, a special session on Advanced Valve Maintenance and 150 exhibits with the latest technology, products and service trends.

The Gas Operations School offers the best classroom education and hands-on training in the industry at the lowest cost. The conference provides solutions and ideas to reduce operating costs, increase productivity and enhance worker and customer safety. Most classes are eligible for CEU/PDH credit. The focus is on front-line operations personnel: gas crews, foremen, team leads, supervisors, managers, and directors.

Sessions include:
Atmospheric Corrosion Monitoring
PE Slow Crack Growth
PE Heat Fusion
Sonic Nozzle Proving
Regulator Trouble Shooting
Vehicle Accident Prevention
NFPA 54, ASTM/API, and DIMP
Resource Sharing
Pipe Bursting
Steel Tapping & Stopping
Gas vs. Sewer Laterals
Hands-On Rotary Meters
Gas Diversion
AMR-AMI
Electronic Correctors
Fire School, August 5 from 1:30 – 4:00: Safety First and Application of Fire Triangle Concepts. Training Ground hands on focus is; Safety and knowing when to back away from a fire. Class size is limited to 40.

For more information contact Stephanie Menning at (651) 289-9600 x114 or visit http://www.midwestenergy.org.

Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) serves the people that bring electricity and natural gas to American homes and businesses. MEA was founded as a training association over 100 years ago by visionary distribution utilities in the Midwest to improve safety and efficiency. Utility companies nationwide now benefit from MEA’s industry roundtables, operations conferences, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world’s premier online training and testing system for the gas and electric utility distribution industry. Our not-for-profit fee structure delivers to members and subscribers the best possible training at the lowest possible cost in the areas of natural gas, liquids, OSHA, electric, and leadership training.

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