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Engine Emissions Stack Testing & Analyzer Workshop

October 22-24, 2019 | Houston, Texas (Waller)

Alegacy Equipment | 1300 Alegacy Park Drive, Waller, TX 77484 | Floor 2


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Workshop Scope:

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.


Target Audience:

  • Field operations technicians responsible for performing engine emissions testing
  • Field support engineering and technical staff responsible for calculating and determining optimum engine air to fuel ratios for efficient engine run performance
  • Environmental and engineering office support personnel responsible for air permit regulatory compliance for stack testing and engine emissions


Workshop Goals:

  • Overall understanding of engine emission stack testing and the importance in relation to air permit compliance 
  • Overview of different state requirements and how they differ from federal compliance requirements
  • Catalyst basics overview and an understanding of how catalysts work and practical application of catalysts
  • Hands on experience for evaluating engine emissions data to determine effective engine balancing techniques to achieve optimum performance for various engine types
  • Performing engine emission calculations to better understand engine performance and its relationship to engine emissions
  • Overview of multiple portable analyzers available in the industry and utilization of each type
  • Hand on field testing of equipment and performing calculations using portable and trailer mounted analyzer equipment
  • Current and proposed air regulations from both the federal and state perspective and how they currently or might affect field operations of engines

Course Content

  • Introduction to Engine Testing
  • Regulatory Update
  • Emission Test Planning, Permitting & Performing
  • Emission Data Interpretation
  • Catalyst 101


Workshop Schedule

Day 1: 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Day 2: 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Day 3: 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 * There may be some variation of schedule from workshop to workshop based on location and content. Please see individual course web pages for more information.


Professional Development Hours

This workshop qualifies for 18 Professional Development Hours (PDH)


Event information

  • Fees: $645 SGA or GMRC member company employee |  $895 Non-members.
  • Fee includes workshop materials and lunch each day
  • Tuesday and Wednesday | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday | 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Questions? Email memberservices@southerngas.org or phone (972) 620-8505


Travel Information

Airport Recommendations:

  • Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) | Houston, Texas | 1 hour drive from airport to workshop destination

Hotel Recommendations:



This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "B" when cancellation is required.


Course Content: SGA Learning and Professional Development
Registration: Member Services