you and your company are safer, more productive, more efficient and gain a competitive advantage

when you Understand "why" and "how" things occur in a fill plant

FILL PLANT OPERATIONS training

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There is a growing need for operations training in the gas industry in order to strengthen safety, efficiencies and profitability. Often, tribal knowledge and industry specific know-how is either lost, misunderstood and/or distorted as it is passed along from one employee to the next. This distortion of knowledge is affecting our industry as seasoned employees retire or simply exit our companies. 

Many of Weldcoa’s customers have requested this type of training for some time.  In order to provide this important service to our clients, Weldcoa has committed a sizable investment to build a hands-on training center.  In addition to creating a new facility and developing the training materials, we have enlisted some of the top manufacturers in our industry to train your employees. The topics will range from: proper cylinder care to the filling process and will incorporate a general understanding on the functionality of cryogenic pumps and bulk tanks.

Cylinder InspectionDemonstrations will be given, showing the "how" and "why" things occur. Participants of this course will be exposed and introduced to a broad range of resources that your company can continue to access in order to get further training, regulation info, compliance info and general product information. 

 

The amount of information given in this class will help me tremendously."Brandon Patterson, Plant Supervisor for Welsco

Excellent training class for all aspects of the gas industry including day to day efficient plant operations."Fred Grindle, VP of Quality and Environmental, Norris Cylinder

Weldcoa knowledge, training and hospitality were top notch."Russ McAfee, Compliance Manager for DeLille Oxygen.

2020 classes available

  • April 21-23, 2020  
  • September 15-17, 2020

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OVER 30 DIFFERENT INDUSTRY RELATED TOPICS COVERED

This is a 3-day classroom lecture with hands-on lab exercises or demonstrations included. This course is designed for any level of fill plant personnel or those who are involved in the gas industry. We have had participants attend who have been on the job for only two weeks and others for 40+ years. Due to the range of topics covered, the experts on hand and the tribal knowledge shared, we feel confident that you will leave satisfied, smarter and safer.

A huge amount of content is covered by a large team of technical experts. Here is a list of some of the topics discussed:

  • GENERAL FILLING SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
  • UNDERSTANDING CYLINDER MARKINGS                                    
  • OVERVIEW OF CONNECTORS; PROS & CONS, MAINTENANCE, PURITY CONCERNS, ETC.
  • DIP TUBES/FLIPPERS/ROLLERS (CYLINDER MIXING)  
  • PROPER VALVE SELECTION PER CGA + VARIOUS VALVE STYLES 
  • PROPER CYLINDER SAFETY SELECTION
  • READING UNDERSTANDING FILL CHARTS
  • DIFFERENCES OF TEMPERATURE PRESSURE FILLING VS GRAVIMETRIC FILLING
  • IMPORTANCE OF PURITY AND HOW TO ATTAIN IT 
  • UNDERSTANDING FACTORS AS TO WHY IMPURITIES CAN GET INTO A SYSTEM
  • ELIMINATING COMMON POINTS FOR ISSUES (DEAD ENDS, ETC.)
  • UNDERSTANDING ANALYZERS AND ERROR READINGS
  • FILL RATES ON ALUMINUM CYLINDERS IN OXYGEN SERVICE                                 
  • OXYGEN SAFTEY CONSIDERATIONS AND BASICS
  • CYLINDER CONVERSION FROM ONE GAS SERVICE TO ANOTHER
  • FILLING LEADS, LEAD PROTECTION, CYCLE LIFE, INDUSTRY STANDARDS AND MORE
  • CALIBRATIONS BASICS AND WHY IT MATTERS
  • LIQUEFIED COMPRESSED GAS
  • CRYOGENIC LIQUID CYLINDER; FILL CAPACITIES, GAS USE VS LIQUID WITHDRAWAL CANS, ECONOMIZERS/ PRESSURE BUILDER CIRCUITS, SAFE HANDLING AND MORE
  • BULK TANK LOSS, PUMP COOL DOWN LOSS, PURGE LOSS
  • LIQUID CYLINDER FILLING LOSSES
  • OVERVIEW OF TYPICAL PLANT LOSSES AND CALCULATING PRODUCT COSTS
  • IMPORTANCE OF ANALYSIS, FILL RECORDS, AND TRACEABILITY 
  • BULK TANK AND CRYOGENIC PUMP BASICS
  • COMPRESSORS; FLOW CURVES AND EFFICIENCIES, MAINTENANCE AND MORE
  • VACUUM PUMPS; LUBRICANTS, PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS, MAINTENANCE
  • BOOSTER PUMPS; OPERATIONS, PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS, MAINTENANCE
  • CALCULATE FILL VOLUMES AND RESIDUAL VOLUMES OF TUBE TRAILERS
  • FILL PLANT FLOW; CYLINDER MOVEMENT, SEGREGATION
  • AND MORE

 

NINE INDUSTRY LEADING COMPANIES PRESENTING!

For years now, Weldcoa has been hearing feedback from customers and fellow industry colleagues that there’s just not enough quality training and education for our industry that addresses the needs of the aging workforce and loss of years of tribal knowledge, specifically on the operations side. Weldcoa understood the urgency and importance of that issue and wanted to contribute and took the lead to address that need. 

Along with that, we understood that an overall fill plant knowledge was needed, not just on filling equipment. So that is why we invited such a wide range of industry leaders to join us in this effort. We want to give the audience a head to toe fill plant overview training.

 
Those fellow industry leaders are:

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several hands on training opportunities 

We want to participants to feel comfortable,  safe and empowered, so we provide a few hands-on demonstrations such as inspecting a range of unsafe cylinders, making a gravimetric mixture, filling a cryogenic liquid cylinder, etc. so participants can touch, hear and feel the operation being done. To see the physics, science and/or logic to why it is happening. And to ask questions when they arise.

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live industry related science experiments shown 

Weldcoa loves to learn and understand how and why physics and actions occur. They more we know, the safer, smarter, and more capable we are. We have done these types of training experiments for decades for our staff internally so our crew can understand what the application is they are building, designing, engineering, programming, etc. for.

And now, with this type of operations training in place - we have the opportunity to share this training. 

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class details and registration 

Each class is three full days: Tuesday - Thursday.  8am to 5pm Central Time.

Class is $500 per attendee. 

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training location

All classroom and hands-on training will be held at the new one-of-a-kind WIC (Weldcoa Innovation Center) training center; a full functioning fill plant and spec gas facility.

Address: 338 East Sullivan Road, Aurora IL 60505 (directly across the street from Weldcoa’s 335 East Sullivan Road, Aurora manufacturing facility)

 

hotel and travel Details

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, meal and hotel costs. If you are flying in, it is recommended that you rent a vehicle to get around. Weldcoa does not provide any shuttle services to the hotels or the airport(s).

Weldcoa now has established a flat rate with two hotel options near Weldcoa. These hotels are approximately 5-10 minutes from Weldcoa’s facility.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – RATE $109

P: 630-896-2800 | 111 N Broadway | Aurora, IL 60505
This Holiday Inn Express & Suites is in downtown Aurora next to the popular Two Brothers Brewery. Several restaurants, as well as the casino, are within walking distance. They have just completed a significant amount of renovating and they offer a free Continental Breakfast. If interested in booking at this location, call the hotel directly at 630-896-2800 and mention Weldcoa.

Holiday Inn Aurora-North Naperville – RATE $108

P: 630.806.7400 | 2424 W. Sullivan Road | Aurora, IL 60506
Some guests prefer this location over the other Holiday Inn because the Broadway Holiday Inn is near railroad tracks. Another perk at this location is that they have a bar for a convenient night cap if desired. If interested in booking at this location, call the hotel directly at 630-806-7400 and mention Weldcoa.

O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) are both about the same distance from our facility (approx. 35-40 miles). Travel time is about 40-90 minutes depending on the time of day and weather conditions.

If you have further questions, please reach out to us at melissa@weldcoa.com 

Contact Us

CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR TO REGISTER

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Phone: 1(630) 806-2000
Fax: 1(630) 806-2001

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Weldcoa's main administrative office and manufacturing facility is located at:

335 East Sullivan Road, Aurora, Illinois 60505 USA

 

Weldcoa's Automation Department, Flexible Lead Department and the Precision Specialty Gas Products lab facility is located at:

338 East Sullivan Road, Aurora, Illinois 60505 USA

(The 338 East Sullivan location is where most of our training classes and hosted seminars are located)

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If  you need assistance, please feel free to contact Melissa Heard, Director of Marketing for Weldcoa, at Melissa@Weldcoa.com

 

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