APTI 455: Inspection of Gas control devices and selected industries

Dates: December 8 – 10, 2015


Workshop Location

Virginia DEQ Central Office
629 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
2nd Floor Room B/C

Class Length: 3 – day lecture course

INSTRUCTOR: Jerry Crowder, Ph.D., P.E.


Course Description

This course will present fundamental procedures for the inspection, problem diagnosis and compliance evaluation of gas control devices and significant industrial processes. Site-specific information will be used to identify shifts in operating variables that indicate a potential for increased emissions. The baseline inspection approach will be reviewed. Operating principles and inspection techniques for gas control devices (adsorbers, oxidizers and condensers) and specific control applications (flue gas desulfurization and nitrogen oxide control systems) will be presented. Process descriptions and inspection issues will also be discussed for fossil fuel fired boilers, waste incinerators, iron and steel processes, and asphalt plants. Written and video case studies will be used to reinforce the material.


Engineering/scientific degree or successful completion of SI: 422 – Air Pollution Control Orientation Course, or equivalent courses/work experience.

Target Audience

This course is specifically designed for field inspectors who have the initial responsibility to evaluate and determine the compliance status for gaseous emission sources with control devices. This class is intended for compliance engineers, scientists and technicians who are responsible for inspection of control devices at particulate emission sources.

Note: This course would be a great introduction on control technologies for new staff!


Please register on line at by November 20, 2015.



All attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel reservations. You may either call the hotel directly or use their on-line booking link below. You will need to show your government ID upon check-in. If you should have any questions, please contact Sue Dilli or Jackie Burkhardt (training@marama.org).


Crown Plaza Richmond
555 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Room Rate: $121.00 plus tax

Reservations by Phone: 855-472-7802 (NOTE: Ask for MARAMA APTI 455 group room block)

On-Line Booking Link: MARAMA APTI 455

Complimentary buffet breakfast and parking will be provided for overnight guests.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Noon on November 23, 2015



MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax (December 7th, 8th, and 9th) for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency. Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. Overnight support is not available to those who live within 50 miles of the course location. If additional or alternative support is needed, pre-approval is necessary and a request must come from your agency’s Air Director (or their designee) and emailed to MARAMA’s Executive Director, Susan Wierman, as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinators, Jackie Burkhardt or Sue Dilli, prior to the event. A list of what type of support is needed, an estimate of additional costs and the reason for the support is essential to include.