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Previous Classroom Instructor for Tennessee Gas Association

Previous Classroom Instructor for Kentucky Gas Association

Will Conduct Operator Qualification Classes at Your Location

...Classroom or Online...

...Natural Gas and Propane...

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Thank you for checking out my website. It's nothing fancy and it's not meant to sell you anything. It's sole purpose is to give you some history of my background in the gas industry if you're considering using my services; either for natural gas, propane or gas contractor qualification or non utility gas safety training for your company. The Operator Qualification material that I use in the classroom is by Industrial Training Services, Inc. I also do online Operator Qualification using Industrial Training Services "OnBoard" program. Thanks again for dropping by and take care.

I was the classroom instructor  for the Tennessee Gas Association from September 2007 until June 2013 when they discontinued their classroom instruction and a backup classroom instructor for the Kentucky Gas Association from 2012 until 2015 when they discontinued their classroom instruction; also for non-utility companies that fall under the Federal Gas Code, other Natural Gas Utilities and contractors doing work for local gas utilities in several different states. I will conduct qualification classes onsite at your gas utility, natural or propane; also for gas contractors and non-utility gas safety training. I offer consultation concerning pressure regulation (system and end user), relief valves, instrumentation, measurement, odorization and documentation. I also offer OQ database management.

Over 50 years of hands on experience with construction, measurement, instrumentation, regulation, relief valves, odorization,  documentation, AMR (automatic meter reading) and over 10 years of Operator Qualification experience.

Experience

Knoxville Utilities Board, Bureau of Gas, Knoxville, TN.....1967 - 1999

Worked the first six years in pipeline construction. I started as a laborer, advanced to a truck driver and then to an equipment operator. Also during this period I worked as a welder’s helper for about a year and a half.

• The remaining twenty six years were spent in gas control. I started as an Instrument Technician working with the gate station electronic and mechanical measurement equipment, the district regulator station remote control equipment and all control equipment in load dispatch. I became an electrician and a plumber. Our shop took over all electrical work and regulator station work. We installed and maintained all equipment in the district regulator stations, gate stations and load dispatch, including piping, tubing, electrical, electronic, odorization equipment, regulators, relief valves, RTU’s, controllers, CGI’s and all documentation.

Sevier County Utility District, Sevierville, TN..........2003 - 2009

Working as a contractor for Eastern Part, I originally began repairing meter leaks, painting meters, installing and programming most of their ERTS. I observed their system and as time went on; I recommended and then implemented a meter change out program including temperature compensated meters, volume correctors on their pressure customers of two pounds or more, to be calibrated annually. Also I recommended annual verification of pressure customer regulators with fixed factor billing, then tag and seal the regulators; all of which brought in a very considerable amount of revenue. Concerning their regulator stations, I recommended and implemented better tubing and fittings for maintenance and troubleshooting the regulators and relief valves. I recalculated their regulator and relief valve capacities and advised them of the needed updates. I recommended and implemented updated documentation for their regulator stations and pressure customers using a database and reports that I had previously created and used. My last year there I began training one of their employees in the installation, programming, trouble shooting and repair of meter volume correctors and ERTS.

Tennessee Gas Association - Nashville, TN..........2007 - 2013

Operator Qualification classroom instructor and member of the Education Steering Committee.

Kentucky Gas Association - Murray, KY..........2012 - 2015

OQ classroom backup instructor and member of the Education Steering Committee.

Mountaineer Gas - Charleston, West Virginia.................2015 - Present Time

Operator Qualification for contractors doing work for Mountaineer Gas around the state.

Louisville Gas & Electric, Louisville, KY...........2017 - Present Time

Operator Qualification for contractors doing work for LG&E.

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Classes conducted for other natural gas and propane utilities; for contractors working for Gas Utilities and non-utility companies that fall under the Federal Gas Code.

Natural gas safety training for the non-utility industry.

Training in Tennessee and out of state.



Alpha-Omega Training

Byron Walker

232 Stone Street, Seymour, TN 37865

Mobile (865) 705-3060 • Email Byron@Alpha-OmegaTraining.com

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