Waller, TX (Houston Area)

Engine Emissions Stack Testing & Analyzer Workshop

In-Person Workshop at Alegacy Equipment | September 27–28, 2022

Workshop Overview

With current regulations changing or new regulations proposed, working in air emissions can be overwhelming. This workshop provides attendees an overview of regulations (current and proposed), catalyst basics, emission calculations, utilization of portable analyzers, and hands-on training to allow the industry to meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

All of these elements combined throughout the workshop will create an experience that is applicable to the day-to-day work for those that perform engine emission testing and regulatory compliance for air permits.

Workshop Goals

  • Overall understanding of engine emission stack testing and the importance in relation to air permit compliance
  • Overview of different state requirements and how they differ from federal compliance requirements
  • Catalyst basics overview and an understanding of how catalysts work and practical application of catalysts
  • Hands-on experience for evaluating engine emissions data to determine effective engine balancing techniques to achieve optimum performance for various engine types
  • Performing engine emission calculations to better understand engine performance and its relationship to engine emissions
  • Overview of multiple portable analyzers available in the industry and utilization of each type
  • Hand on field testing of equipment and performing calculations using portable and trailer-mounted analyzer equipment
  • Current and proposed air regulations from both the federal and state perspective and how they currently or might affect field operations of engines

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Engine Testing
  • Regulatory Update
  • Emission Test Planning, Permitting & Performing
  • Emission Data Interpretation
  • Catalyst 101

Attendees will qualify for 15 Professional Development Hours (PDH) upon completion.

Who Should Attend

  • Field operations technicians responsible for performing engine emissions testing
  • Field support engineering and technical staff responsible for calculating and determining optimum engine air to fuel ratios for efficient engine run performance
  • Environmental and engineering office support personnel responsible for air permit regulatory compliance for stack testing and engine emissions

Airport Information

Airport Recommendation:
Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) | Houston, Texas | 1-hour drive from the airport to workshop destination

SGA does not use third-party agents for booking.


For Registration Information Please Contact Member Services.

For Content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

“Great Job! I enjoyed all of the presentations and found them very beneficial.”
“Tom Graham’s wealth of knowledge made the information easy to understand. He was engaging throughout the week.”
“The materials and presentations from Engine Emissions were outstanding. I am so glad I attended!”

Experienced Instructors

Tom Graham – Air Hygiene

Thomas K. Graham, PE, QSTI, started work at Air Hygiene International, Inc. in January 2001 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1995 and 1997, respectively. In the interim, Tom worked for Burns and McDonnell in Kansas City, Missouri, as part of their Waste Management group specializing in landfill design, economic studies, and writing spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plans. While at Burns and McDonnell, Tom obtained his Professional Engineering license, which he keeps current in Missouri and Oklahoma. While employed at Air Hygiene, Tom has worked under several different job titles, beginning as a Test Engineer and eventually being promoted to Director of Operations. Tom held the Director of Operations position for several years where he was responsible for the day-to-day scheduling of Air Hygiene’s Operations personnel and workload. In 2012, Tom stepped into a new role as the Director of Education for Air Hygiene University (AHU). AHU’s primary directive is to train Air Hygiene’s staff and clients to be safe, effective, and efficient in the art of air emissions testing.

Larry Bines – TESTO

Located in North Texas, Larry Bines is the Regional Sales Manager for Emissions Testing covering the Central United States and Western Canada. With an Iowan BS degree and graduate school at Loyola of Chicago, Larry has 10 years of experience in the power industry and over 20 years in test and measurement. Since 2014, Larry has been involved in the emissions side of Testo North America concentrating in gas compression, industrial boiler/burner combustion and associated instrumentation.

Testo manufactures a wide variety of portable and stationary products that measure exhaust and stack emissions, temperature, pressure, humidity, flow and velocity. Testo serves a variety of markets including oil and gas transmission, industrial power generation, combustion and emission testing as well as HVAC, pharmaceutical and health, food processing and transport.

Nicolas Orvis- ECOM America, Ltd.

Nick Orvis is the Midwest/Rocky Mountain Territory Manager for ECOM America Ltd., who is based out of their main U.S. Office & Service Center in Gainesville, GA. Nick has over 35 years experience in sales, purchasing, fleet management & operations of light to heavy industrial equipment. For the past 5 years, Nick has traveled the 14 states within his territory consulting with potential & existing customers to demonstrate both combustion & emission analysis procedures in several different stack testing applications. Nick is looking forward to sharing his knowledge on best practices for the Combustion & Emission Analysis trades.  With a focus on consistently taking measurements quick & accurately to drive efficiencies in the compliance testing in engine/turbine emissions industry. Apart from his job, Nick enjoys spending time with his family, playing music as a percussionist/drummer at church, & as a spectator at all types of racing from cars, boats, to horses (GO Rich Strike!).

Manny Angulo, Senior Engineer – The Williams Companies

Manny has worked within the petrochemical industry since his 1988 graduation from Michigan Technological University with a BSME. He has worked for pipelines (Panhandle Eastern, El Paso and Williams), analyzer manufacturers (Liberty Technologies and Dynalco), and engineering consultants (BETA Machinery Analysis and CECO). During this time, he performed engineering testing, completed contract analysis, supported analysis programs, and trained personnel at all organizational levels.

Over the years, he developed an improved single set of equations that model both horsepower and flow through a reciprocating compressor, assisted in the implementation and ongoing support of organizational-wide analysis programs, standardized engine and compressor analysis procedures throughout the industry, and improved economic calculations utilized in engine and compressor analysis.

Manny loves transferring knowledge to personnel throughout the industry on technical topics. His varied experience allows him to instruct a wide range of audiences with simple easy to understand explanations. His specialties: Technical training on pipeline compressor stations operations and maintenance, Engineering testing of engines and compressors, Engine and compressor performance analysis.

John Robinson – Catalytic Combustion Corporation

John is the Vice President of Catalyst Products for Catalytic Combustion Corporation, a 70+-year-old catalyst manufacturer located in Bloomer, Wisconsin. While currently living in Wisconsin, he is both a Tulsa native and an OU Alumni with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He has been in the catalyst field for over 30 years. Before joining Catalytic Combustion, he spent time at what was the AlliedSignal Automotive Catalyst facility outside of Tulsa and then with Degussa’s Stationary Emission Control business unit. Over the course of his 23 years with Catalytic Combustion, he has been responsible for reconstituting their coating processes, developing their foil substrate manufacturing systems, development of the Activity Value Test System, and proprietary Diesel Oxidation Trap Catalyst technology. He is currently leading product research and development efforts for new market opportunities.


From 09-27-2022 8:30 am CST until 09-28-2022 5:00 pm CST


Alegacy Equipment
1300 Alegacy Place,
Waller, Texas 77484
Floor 2

Registration Information
Member $1,095
Non-Member $1,295

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy “B” when cancellation is required.

Have any questions? Contact us. memberservices@southerngas.org