Open Enrollment

Discounts available for multiple students.

Only have a few employees who need fundamental training? CECO partners with industry–wide organizations to offer open enrollment courses throughout the year that will meet your needs.

Date(s) Location Course
June 24 – 28, 2024
September 9 – 13, 2024
November 4 – 8, 2024
Houston, TX Applied Principles of Engines and Compressors (APEC)
(36 CEU Qualified hours)
Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am–4:00pm
Friday, 8:00am–12:00pm
Instructor: West Hickham
Location: CECO’s Worldwide Headquarters
(5440 Alder Drive Houston, TX 77081, located 2 minutes from the Galleria)
Fee: $2,200.00
(The CECO Big Book of Engines & Compressors, lunch, snacks & beverages included)
Target Audience:
  • New hires to the oil & gas and pipeline industries.
  • Mechanics, technicians and engineers who wish to master the basics of reciprocating engines and compressors.
  • Automation engineers wishing to better understand the implications of their designs.
  • Operations managers and supervisors responsible for the safe operation of engines, turbines or compressors.
  • Those looking to advance their knowledge and turbocharge their careers.
  • Those wanting to learn while expanding their network.
Course: APEC topics covered:

Reciprocating Engines: Theory of Operation, Cycle of Events, Engine Configurations, Valve Train and Power Train, Belts and Chain Drives, Engine Geometry, Basics of Combustion, Analyze Engine Performance, Effects of Operational Changes on Performance, Abnormal Combustion Conditions, Emissions and Clean Air, Basic Calculations, Air Delivery and Exhaust Systems, Fuel Delivery System, Ignition Systems, Lubrication System, Force Feed Lubrication System, Cooling Systems and Starting Systems

Reciprocating Compressors: Cycle of Events, Components and Subsystems, Compressor Valves, Analyzing Compressor Performance, Unloading Devices and Basic Compressor Calculations

Email west.hickham@ceconet.com with any questions.