Services & Training

GEC Training Curriculum

As an added benefit to our customers, we offer on-site training. Our sales representatives are factory trained on these products with many years of practical experience.

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Blackmer/Corken Pumps

In this hands-on training, you get to actually repair or rebuild a pump under the instructor's direction, by troubleshooting and replacing components in the pump itself. We go over the installation and troubleshooting the pump, piping, electrical, and metering systems. Classes are specific to either Blackmer or Corken.

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Blackmer/Corken Compressors

As an attendant, you receive instructions on how to actually repair or rebuild a pump under the instructor's direction, by troubleshooting and determining which components need to be replaced. Topics include the installation and troubleshooting of the compressor, piping, and electrical systems. Classes are specific to either Blackmer or Corken.

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Gastite

The Gastite system is a safe, time-saving, and efficient method of installing piping for natural gas and liquefied propane gas. It utilizes corrugated, semi-rigid stainless-steel tubing (CSST) with polyethylene jacketing and fully integrated, all metal components. This training class is required to become a certified Gastite installer.

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Cathodic Protection

The Cathodic Protection curriculum covers why tanks corrode and how to prevent the corrosion using external coating and cathodic protection. We explain Sacrificial cathodic protection with an introduction to magnesium anodes. And we take you through the installation process, testing procedure, and maintenance program.

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Creating an Efficient Trouble-Free Transfer System

Transfer systems are an integral component of the LPG distribution systems. When they don't work properly, it costs money. Creating an Efficient, Trouble-Free Transfer system guides the student through the various symptoms of an inefficient system and the probable cause and possible solutions.

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Perfection Permasert Systems

Elster Perfection changed the natural gas distribution industry in 1976 with the introduction of the first polyethylene, mechanical coupling, Permasert. Since that time, Permasert Couplings have been accepted as an industry standard. The Perfection class takes a hand-on approach to pipe installation using Perfection Permasert Couplings and anodeless service line risers. We also discuss Regulatory guidelines using polyethylene pipe.

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Pressure Test & Leak Check

Certain tests are required on piping systems before they are placed into service. The first test is a pressure test, which verifies the integrity of the piping system. The second test is the leak test, which ensures there are no leaks in the piping system. The class introduces the 5 major steps to pressure testing and leak checking and defines the proper procedures for performing the tests.

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Vaporizer Systems

The Vaporizer training class is intended to help create an efficient, trouble-free vaporizer system, that will operate at its peak performance and reduce the maintenance of the equipment. Students will learn the purpose of a vaporizer in a LP Gas setting. They also learn the typical installation features including regulator, drip leg, and separator installation guidelines. We cover pre-start-up, start-up, and shutdown procedures of the vaporizer system as well along with troubleshooting.

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My Truck Won't Pump

The My Truck Won’t Pump curriculum takes a look into the complete in-process, transfer, and control system of the LPG distribution system commonly found on a bobtail truck. We follow a flow chart of possibilities starting with the propane in the truck and following it through all the systems on the bobtail to the end of the delivery hose and transfer valve where it then enters the target tank. We also review troubleshooting techniques as well discuss and review commonly found maintenance and equipment issues that can affect the transfer system of a bobtail. This review of a transfer system can be applied to both stationary as well as mobile fuel transfer operations.

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Regulators Basic – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Regulators Advanced – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Container Installation – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Piping Sizing – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Filler Valves – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Relief Valves – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Chek-Loks – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Back Pressure Check Valves – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Cylinder Valves & Multivalves – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Excess Flow Valves – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Globe & Angle Valves – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Internal Valves – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Flowmatic Internal Valves – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Multiports & Duoports – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Pull Away Valves – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Rotogauges – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Emergency Shut-Off Valves – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new LP-Gas industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in propane service.

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Intro to NH3 Equipment – RegO

The classes are designed to effectively explain the installation, design, operation, and repair of RegO products. The scope is specifically targeted towards current and new industry employees and technicians to gain valuable knowledge of RegO valves used in NH3 service.

- NOTICE -

Training programs provided by Gas Equipment Company, Inc. are intended to further the knowledge of trained LP Gas industry personnel, and should not be construed to replace manufacturer instructions.

Installation, usage, and maintenance of all products must be in compliance with all manufacturer instructions as well requirements and provisions of NFPA #54, NFPA #58, DOT, ANSI, and all applicable federal, state, provincial and local standards, codes, regulations, and laws.

Inspection and maintenance on a periodic basis is essential. Installation and maintenance should be performed only by qualified personnel. Be sure all instructions are read and understood before installation, operation, and service.

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Our service can be activities performed on a product before the product is delivered to the customer or a provided service that is performed at the customer site.

LP Gas Applications

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