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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane

By: Michael E. Weyler, Ph.D., PE, CFI

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane

Engineers are frequently called upon to perform forensic analyses of the origin and cause of explosions and fires involving fuel gas systems that use either natural gas or propane. This course will consider those cases where the natural gas or propane vapor has escaped from its normal confinement and caused an explosion or fire or both.

This course will focus on two critical components of the engineer's expertise that may be brought to bear in such a forensic analysis. These concern the understanding of (1) how a fuel gas behaves when it is released from confinement, and (2) how the observed explosion damage may relate to the concentration of the fugitive gas and rate of release of the fugitive gas. Giving the engineer an understanding of these two areas of knowledge, from both a qualitative and a quantitative standpoint, will be the objective of this course.

199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Stuart Webster
11/01/2018
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This course was logical, well written, and contained much useful information. The information presented debunked some myths I had about stratification of gasses.
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Michael DeHarde
10/29/2018
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Very good class. I will recommend the class to my people.
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Philip Perkins
07/06/2018
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Course was very informative and well organized. Just what I was looking for. Easy to follow text with many useful illustrations and graphics make for a pleasant read. Question 14 on the test has tricky wording. Use of the word ALWAYS constitutes an absolute statement. ALWAYS cannot be conditionally dependent upon any variable. It either IS or it ISN'T. I understand the intent of the question. You might consider rewording it. Thank you
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Russell
06/28/2018
Verified Buyer
Very informative and easy to read/follow.
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Michael Smith
06/12/2018
Verified Buyer
This was a very informative class. It filled a knowledge gap in forensic analysis.
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Dale M. Franchak, PE
12/21/2017
Verified Buyer
Very clear and understandable even for someone with minimal background in fuel gas engineering.
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Kale
03/23/2017
Verified Buyer
This was a very interesting course, I learned a lot about a subject I needed to better understand. I appreciate the explanation on the questions I missed, they were a little tricky. I would definitely recommend it.
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Harold Harper
02/23/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent course. While I have been working in the natural gas field since the early 1990s and have provided natural gas safety training to fire departments; this curse taught me some new things. WOW!
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Julio Gonzalez
02/17/2017
Verified Buyer
The only thing is that when I failed the test I am not able to go back and see my incorrect answers and can't concentrate in making those corrections.
We allow unlimited "retakes" so we cannot tell you which answers were incorrect until after you pass. When you pass, we give you a detailed explanation for each question.
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Brad
12/28/2016
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Well written and practical
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Roger Griffith
12/27/2016
Verified Buyer
Great content!
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Michael D. Klein, P.E., CHMM, C.F.E.I.
12/12/2016
This course was well organized and packed with useful information. You will find problem examples and analysis of actual explosions and fires involving fugitive gases. Recommend!
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199-Forensic Analysis Involving Fugitive Natural Gas and Propane
Frank Schwalje
10/15/2016
Verified Buyer
Mike provided an excellent overview of a complex subject that goes a long way towards providing the novice with a basic understanding of explosion events.
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Great course, some minor changes would improve it.
Theodore Lemoff
02/25/2016
Verified Buyer
The course is excellent, but I note a few minor comments that could improve the course materials.
Page 8, Paragraph 1. The term "fire balls" is not defined or explained.
Page 9, Last paragraph. A significant source of propane is from natural gas, which should be included.
Page 14, Paragraph 3. The subject of gas fireplaces in "tight houses" is well explained, but omits the oxygen depletion sensor which is required in such appliances.
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Excellent technical basis for observation based Hypotheses
anonymous
06/28/2015
This course, while very technical, provides a comprehensible connection between the extremely technical concepts and laborious gas mixing/dispersion modeling associated with gas fire/explosion investigation and the more readily and easily understood visual evidence observed in the aftermath of a gas fire/explosion. Whether a fire investigator or a forensic engineer takes this course, evidentiary observations substantiate analysis discussion, and detailed analyses substantiate techniques for hypothesis development.
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Ed Steve
06/02/2015
This was a comprehensive and well written course with practical examples of forensic reasoning. To help understand the practical examples and to answer questions 22-25 I constructed a diagram with 3 spaced horizontal lines, labeled in ascending order LEL, STOIC and UFL; at each level I wrote in the applicable information from section II.D regarding pressure and fire damages. The space between LEL and STOIC was labeled "Lean, xs. air" and the other space was labeled "Rich, xs. fuel". Pressure was noted to decrease from STOIC to UFL and from STOIC to LEL. Visualizing this summary was very helpful.
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Great Course
anonymous
11/18/2014
I am in this business and learned a lot!
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Price: $90.00
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Course Code: 100247-01
Course PDH Hours: 4
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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