Natural Gas Compression

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Natural Gas Compression
5.0 credits COMP-112: Natural Gas Engine Repair/Overhaul
To provide students with techniques and procedures to overhaul and repair natural gas engines to OEM specifications. The course includes a complete disassembly and reassembly of a variety of most commonly used natural gas engines. Pre-requisites: Student must understand the basics of engine theory in order to disassemble and reassemble the natural gas engine/or equivalent work experience.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COMP-113: Natural Gas Engine Theory
This course will assist students in developing knowledge of the natural gas fueled internal combustion engine and its subsystem. It includes: air intake systems, exhaust systems, lubrication and cooling systems, basic ignition functions, fuel gas analysis and basic fuel systems. Students must have CPT or equivalent, DOT Medical Exam, and Drug Test.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
0.5 credits COMP-116: Introduction to Compression
This course will assist students in developing basic knowledge of natural gas compression basics and associated equipment.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-118: Gas Engine Technology
This course will assist students in developing basic knowledge of the natural gas fueled internal combustion engine.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-121: Natural Gas Preventative Maintenance
Students will become familiar with a variety of OEM procedures for performing natural gas engine preventative maintenance on various natural gas engines. Pre-requisites: Students must have a working knowledge of natural gas engine theory and overhaul/or have equivalent work experience.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-122: Natural Gas Engine Auxiliary Equipment
This course examines auxiliary equipment as associated with various types of natural gas compression units. Students will become skilled in correct procedures for preventative maintenance on auxiliary equipment. Pre-requisites: Students must recognize the natural gas engine and understand overhaul procedures/or have equivalent work experience.
Prerequisites: COMP-112, and COMP-121.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-124: Natural Gas Engine Troubleshooting
Develop knowledge and skills to effectively troubleshoot common problems associated with natural gas engines. Students will gain the knowledge needed to diagnose and repair problems associated with natural gas engines. Pre-requisites: Must have a working knowledge of natural gas engine theory and overhaul. Knowledge and skills in basic electrical diagnostics is essential to develop troubleshooting/or have equivalent work experience.
Prerequisites: COMP-112, COMP-121, COMP-122, and COMP-123.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-126: Natural Gas Electrical Diagnostics
Study of techniques and procedures to correctly troubleshoot and diagnose electrical p0roblems associated with natural gas compression. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: Take COMP-113, COMP-112, COMP-121, and COMP-122.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits COMP-147: Intro to Nat. Gas Engine & Com
Class will introduce students to internal combustion engines (natural gas), reciprocating and screw type compressors and formulas for calculating horsepower and cylinder gas volumes. Students will participate in a class project for teamwork, to assemble an economic outlook and PowerPoint presentation for a hypothetical field operation. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
6.0 credits COMP-190: Professional Field Experience I
This course allows students to observe tasks performed in an actual field location environment, including oil and gas flow through production equipment and general operations from the well head to the sales line. This will include observing field technicians, starting/repairing compressor units, gauging tanks, lighting burners on separators and dehydrators, and operating other Artificial Lift surface equipment. Completion will introduce students to mechanical repairs for compressors and natural gas engines to prepare for participation in COMP 281.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: COMP-112, COMP-121, COMP-122, COMP-123, COMP-124.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-218: VGF Technology
This course will assist students in developing knowledge of the VGF Waukesha and large horsepower natural gas fueled internal combustion engine.
Prerequisites: COMP-118
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-233: Natural Gas Compression Theory
The study of Basic Compressor Theory. Students will gain techniques, skills and procedures to appropriately recognize the principles of compression. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: SP
2.0 credits COMP-234: Natural Gas Compressor Repair/Overhaul
Study of natural gas compressor repair and overhaul. Students will develop skills and techniques for overhaul and repair of natural gas compressors as required by OEM.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits COMP-235: Natural Gas Compress Preventative Maintainance
This course studies compressor preventative maintenance and provides students with the techniques, skills and procedures to adequately perform routine preventative maintenance on natural gas compressors.
Prerequisites: To successfully complete the course students must have a working knowledge of natural gas engine theory and overhaul/or have equivalent work experience.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-236: Natural Gas Compressor Troubleshooting
Students will gain techniques, skills and procedures to troubleshoot and diagnose common problems with natural gas compressors. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: To successfully complete the course students must have a working knowledge of natural gas engine theory and overhaul/or have equivalent work experience.
Prerequisites: Take COMP-230, COMP-231, and COMP-235.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-256: Nat Gas Comp Instrumentation & Control
Provide students with an introduction to basic uses of instrumentation and controls associated with natural gas compression.
Offered: SP
9.0 credits COMP-281: Professional Field Experience II
This course allows students to participate in a professional field compressor environment, including making repairs to compressor valves, overhauling natural gas engines and the general production operations from the well head to the sales line. This will include working with field technicians and undertaking the following: starting/repairing compressor units, gauging tanks, lighting burners on separators and dehydrators, and operating other Artificial Lift surface equipment. Requires completion of all COMP courses. Requires completion of all COMP courses.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 3.0 credits COMP-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required

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