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Students assemble natural gas compression equipment.

Natural Gas Compression Technician Apprentice


Credential: Apprenticeship
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Description

Natural gas compression technicians assemble, install, commission, maintain, repair and overhaul natural gas compression and related equipment. This includes reading and interpreting diagrams or schematic drawings to determine work procedures, and using a variety of electrical, mechanical and specialty diagnostic test equipment. They also complete reciprocating and rotating machinery analysis to determine equipment condition, prediction
of failure, corrective and preventative measures, and equipment performance.

Natural gas compression technicians provide preventative and corrective field mechanical services on gas compression, processing and production equipment; troubleshoot and diagnose problems in compressor systems; inspect malfunctioning or damaged equipment to determine the nature and scope of the problem; and perform reliability analysis and risk assessments. Natural gas compression technicians identify and develop maintenance strategies and adhere to regulations and standards related to natural gas compression systems to ensure the safety of all workers, the environment and equipment.

Apprentices may be eligible for financial support.

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Entrance Requirements

To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required for the trade to which you apply. Entrance requirements are monitored by Alberta and Industry Training.

See the Apprentice System of Training to find out about becoming a registered apprentice. 

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