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Online Course

Natural Gas

University at Buffalo and State University of New York via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-5 hours a week
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

This course will educate you in the characteristics and properties of natural gas, preparing you with the ability to summarize gas system components and new pipeline technologies. You will be enabled to grasp the key factors behind formation of the natural gas industry and the historical use of natural gas. Ultimately, you will be able to identify gas and carbon monoxide safety procedures.

This course is for individuals considering a career in the energy field (who have a high school diploma, at minimum, and basic knowledge of mathematics), and existing energy sector employees with less than three years of experience who have not completed similar training and would benefit from a course of foundational industry concepts.

Main concepts of this course will be delivered through lectures, readings, discussions and various videos.

This is the second course in the Energy Production, Distribution & Safety specialization that explores various facets of the power sector, and features a culminating project involving creation of a roadmap to achieve a self-established, energy-related professional goal. To learn more about the specialization, check out a video overview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yh9qIYiUDk.

Syllabus

Exploration of Natural Gas
-This module covers the basics of Natural Gas. We will follow a molecule of natural gas from the ground to the burner tip.

Natural Gas Processing, Transmission & Storage
-In this module, we're going to continue describing the natural gas supply chain. We'll cover natural gas treatment and processing, then we'll talk about natural gas transmission and storage.

Liquefied Natural Gas, Distribution, & Construction
-This module covers Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and the basics of natural gas pipelines and utility.

Safety & Customer Service
-In this module, we will cover natural gas distribution systems, including pipeline incidents monitoring, as well as customer service and qualifications.

Taught by

Tom Russo

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