Agora's CEMS TRAINING COURSE -Spring 2021
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COVID-19 UpdateDue to continuing safety concerns and hotel restrictions resulting from COVID 19, we have again decided it is in the best interest of the attendees and our staff to completely hold the Spring 2021 session of our CEMS Training Program virtually via Zoom and YouTube. Course dates for the Spring 20201 course have now been confirmed are set for March 30 - April 1, 2021. The same 3-day agenda and training will be provided. The online version of our course will cover the same topics and agenda, and our staff will also monitor the comment features on Zoom and YouTube to provide you an opportunity to pose any questions that you may have for our presenters. The registration cost remains the same.
Agora tentatively intends to offer a Fall Course in person at our Embassy Suites (Brier Creek) location for the Fall 2021 session. Those dates have been set for September 28-30, 2021.
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding these various changes that are being made in the name of safety. These are unpredictable and challenging times and we are looking forward to presenting this information to you in the safest way possible. If you have any questions or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Robert Bivens or myself at (919) 791-3133 and (919) 791-3120 respectively.
If you prefer to attend Agora's course in person, please let us know. We are hopeful our Fall 2021 session will be held in person in September 2021.
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Click here to download a copy of the course brochure, which includes a registration form. The course registration will open soon and will close on a date TBD.
Previous CEMS Training Course Participants Comments
Agora's previous CEMS Users Training Programs are always very well received by the electric utility and industry CEMS users attending. Participants typically include power plant environmental personnel and instrument technicians. We have also had Designated Representatives, attorneys, and environmental regulators attend. Select comments from the participant's "Course Assessment Surveys" were:
- "This course was one of the best organized and informative from a practical standpoint. The book (course manual) is much appreciated and useful"
- "I enjoyed and benefited from the training. I've recommended it for others in my company"
- "Good mix of information presented - some highly technical and some more basic. It all worked for me and was well worth my time"
- "Well organized course and appeared well practiced. Instructors have excellent knowledge of the subjects"
- "I thought the course content was of good quality and I would recommend the course to others involved in CEMS programs with the electric utility industry"
- "Very good class. I will recommend this course"
Cost and Registration Information
The cost for the 3-day training program is $1,399. Payment may be made by check or credit card. The total cost includes a $250 non-refundable registration fee, tuition, an extensive workshop training manual including current regulatory material, coffee breaks, and three lunches. Note: this does not include travel costs or hotel accommodations. For more information on host site accommodations, please click the following link: Fall 2020 Session Hotel Accommodations
Click here to download a copy of the training brochure and registration. Make your reservations early. Attendance will be limited so that everyone will have an opportunity to fully participate. Further information may be obtained from Robert Bivens at (919) 791-3133 or Stacey Pierce at (919) 791-3120. You can also email Robert Bivens at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacey Pierce at email@example.com.
Additional Agora Training Services
Emissions Testing Training (aka Stack Testing)
Agora's new stack test training module provides a comprehensive overview of EPA Reference Methods commonly used to demonstrate compliance or performed as part of relative accuracy test audits (RATA) and/or MATS Rule required testing. Agora will identify key points in each method, including a review of common constants, measurement variables and equations. The training will also include presentations on the planning and execution of stack test programs and the review and reporting of stack test results. Agora will go over the roles and responsibilities for environmental, operations and test team personnel.
The objective of the training class is to provide a basic understanding of the reference methods and outline the intricacies associated with any test program. The training manual can be used as a quick reference guide for environmental personnel tasked with observing stack test programs and/or reviewing RATA or MATS Rule test results.
The training can be tailored to your specific needs and is presented over the course of one to two days.
Key Reference Methods Discussed:
- Flow Methods - Methods 1, 2, 2F, 2G and 2H
- Particulate Methods - Methods 5, 5B, 201A and 202
- Instrumental Test Methods - Methods 3A, 6C, 7E and 10
- Mercury - Method 30B
- Other Test Methods for Sulfuric Acid Mist, Ammonia Slip, HCl/HF etc.
Contact Robert Bivens at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.