PEI Previews Online Training Program

Learning Center helps operators understand equipment

TULSA, Okla. -- The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) is previewing a new online training program at the 2005 NACS Show in Las Vegas.

The PEI Learning Center is an Internet-based learning program designed to help owners and operators of petroleum storage systems better understand their equipment. Each course features streaming video, interactive quizzes and downloadable support material.

The training is geared toward the owners and operators of gas stations, convenience stores, truckstops, fueling depotsany facility that stores [image-nocss] or dispenses automotive fuel.

"Until now, there has been no standardized training available for the tank owner and operator," Robert Renkes, executive vice president of PEI said. "These courses allow owners, managers and employees to learn the mechanics of proper maintenance and operation of their underground petroleum storage systems."

Each course is compiled with input from a panel of industry consultants, equipment manufacturers, installers, distributors, service companies, tank owners and environmental regulators. Courses currently available pertain to automatic tank gauges, single-walled pressure systems, secondary containment and spill/overfill protection.

"These are just the first offerings in our course catalog that debuts December 1," said Renkes. "Future courses are already being planned."

Courses are priced at $79 each and generally can be completed in one hour. Quantity discounts and customized solutions are also available. To learn more, contact PEI.

The association is comprised of more than 1,661 companies engaged in the manufacture and distribution of equipment used in petroleum marketing operations. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries.