NACT 288 –Petroleum Refining Course

August 18-19, 2014


PA Department of Environmental Protection/Air Quality
Southeast Regional Office
2 East Main Street,
Norristown, PA 19401-4915
Phone: (484) 250-5900



MARAMA is offering training concerning air quality and oil and gas facilities intended for permit engineers, compliance engineers, and inspectors.  The course is designed to provide an overview of Petroleum Refining. The initial section of this course will introduce participants to the terminology, basic chemistry, and process related emissions common to petroleum refineries.  Participants will also be introduced to the many New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) and other air quality regulatory program requirements potentially applicable to a Petroleum Refinery.  This discussion will include the air pollutants of concern and common techniques.  The remainder of the course will focus on the four steps in the refining process – separation, treatment, conversion and blending.  In addition, emissions and the control of air pollutants associated with supporting activities (such as waste water collection and treatment, tank farms, and safety flares) will be discussed.





Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Monroe Energy Facility
4101 Post Road
Trainer, PA 19061

This course will include a field trip to Monroe Energy, located 27 miles away in Trainer, PA.  Participants must bring their hard hats, safety shoes, hearing protection and eye protection.  Transportation will be provided.  More details to follow.


Direct link to registration through APTI Learn:  REGISTER NOW

Registration Deadline: August 1, 2014

There is NO registration fee for attending this meeting.


All Federal employees are required to pay a $58.00 fee for this coursePlease bring a check to the workshop.




Hyatt House Philadelphia/Plymouth Meeting

510 E. Germantown Pike

East Norriton, PA 19401

Phone: (610) 313-9990
Room Rate: $126.00 (plus 8% tax)

Reference: MARAMA room block

Registration Deadline: August 1, 2014

Note: All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.


MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 staff 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 Coordinator, 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.