April 22, 2021
State Perspective Association State Executives will give a 3-5 minute summary about climate change in their state. Start Time 2:30 pm EST National Perspective Tucker Perkins, President of PERC discusses propane and climate, renewable propane, and more. Start Time 4:00pm EST
April 15, 2021
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Propane CHP systems produce both heat and electricity at peak efficiency, and they can also provide backup power. This 7-session series on CHP will begin with experts from PERC providing the high-level view of how Propane fits in to the CHP world. Joseph Calhoun and Gokul Vishwanathan guides us through what Combine Heat & Power system are and applications in our industry. A combined heat & power (CHP) system uses a propane generator to create electricity that powers a commercial building. Simultaneously, the heat from the engine is captured and used to create hot water, further reducing energy costs. Subsequent sessions will feature individual CHP companies talking about their technologies 4/15/21- PERC Opening Session 1 hr session 5/13/21- Blue Mountain/ Aisin: 30 Min (15 Presentation with 15 interview) 5/20/21- Brash: 30 Min (15 Presentation with 15 interview) 6/10/21- Axiom Energy Group: 30 Min (15 Presentation with 15 interview) 6/10/21- Enviropower: 30 min (15 Presentation with 15 interview) 6/17/21 Lochinvar 30 min (15 Presentation with 15 interview) 6/17/21- PERC Closing Session 1 hr session
April 15, 2021
The oil and gas industries increasingly rely on digital communication systems to operate their businesses and depend on their employees and business partners to be effective managers of these systems. Approximately one-third of the nation’s electricity is supplied by oil and gas production, leaving huge potential for one cyber incident to cause massive interruptions of service, undetected spills, and a damaged reputation (just to name a few). A recent report on global fraud and risk revealed a critical need for online protection. In 2017, almost 90% of senior executives in the field reported being affected by cyber incidents. To make matters worse, it’s also believed that roughly half of these cyber attacks go undetected. With that said, it doesn’t take long to realize why many in the industry are rushing to fill the gaps in their cyber defenses. Firms across the Oil & Gas industry need a cyber insurance policy that responds to both first and third party coverages to help address the traditional and non-traditional forms of attack. With a cyber policy, you’ll be covered for costs involved in dealing with, and recovering from, the most common and the most costly cyber incidents.
April 1, 2021
Real life Examples of Field Failures. Understand what should have happened to be under regulations. Over the years, Mike DiGiorgio, Silverback Consulting Group LLC has earned a reputation for excellence in the propane and transportation industries. We offer advice and support for every process and structure within your company – from short-term solutions to long-term safety and training goals. Through our Propane University, we offer online training for D.O.T, OSHA, CETP, PERC and NPGA. We also offer group rates for year-round training.
Importance of Employee HM Training. Learn about training directly from The FMCSA Hazmat Program Manager.
March 18, 2021
Discussion of the importance of employers providing training in the HMR to their employees. Mike DiGiorgio will lead off the lecture with some good information on instructor led education in comparison to video based training together with eLearning with no instructor. Don’t miss this presentation you will also acquire knowledge on some case studies for improper training of employees.
March 18, 2021
This session will cover the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) North American Standard (NAS) roadside inspection process, the 8 levels of NAS inspections and the CVSA NAS Out-of-Service criteria. The top hazardous materials violations found during roadside inspections along with common propane violations will be discussed.
March 11, 2021
Elementary idea of security awareness including suspicions items and behavior indicators with a highlight on terrorist chain of event preceding an attack. This session will not be recorded. For attending the full session receive a Attendance Certificate for TSA General Security Awareness.
March 11, 2021
We need to communicate to customers who own their tanks or are considering owning tanks that they are responsible for the tanks’ maintenance and safety, said veteran propane professional Chris Cafarella of Sharp Energy at a Mid-Atlantic Propane Gas Association event I attended about 10 years ago I learned two things: Come and hear about it from Stu
March 4, 2021
Propane companies that operate or maintain so-called Jurisdictional Accounts are subject to the requirements under 49CFR to monitor and document the testing for Mercaptan in odorized propane. Chris Keyser of CS Keyser Consulting will talk about the requirements and the technology used to measure and detest odorant to ensure it meets the requirements, as well as the documentation requirements for System operators.