Classroom Training


  • General Information

    Ariel offers a variety of classroom training courses, primarily at our Training Center in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Ariel training is available to our industry partners at no cost. Open enrollment for training classroom courses is available through the Ariel Connect Training Portal (available as classroom setting and Basic online eLearning course).

    Should a class be at full capacity when enrolling, students can select "Wait List." If there is a cancellation, the Ariel Connect system will automatically enroll the next student on the wait list in the class and send confirmation to the student's email address. Please note that students who are confirmed for a session cannot enroll for the same session on a different date and select "Wait List."

  • FAQ's

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    You can view complete course descriptions, class schedules and register for open enrollment classes by visiting the Ariel Connect training portal. All Ariel class registration is accomplished through the Ariel Connect Training Portal. Each student must have an Ariel Members Only account in order to access the Ariel Connect Training Portal.

    Please be aware that Ariel classroom training sessions may have varying start and end dates, and as well class times may vary from session to session. Be sure you know the details of your particular session.

    Seating is limited in each of our course offerings and to offer a fair participation to all customers, we ask that no more than two students from each company be registered for the same training session.

    Students can select "wait list" when registering for a course that is at full capacity. If there is a cancellation, Ariel Connect will automatically register the next student on the wait list. (Please note: students who are registered and confirmed for a course cannot select to be wait listed for the same course that is offered at a different date.)

    You can cancel your class enrollment by contacting the training department at:; or calling: 740.397.0311 - Ext. 1416. The student can also withdraw their enrollment by going to their training transcript in Ariel Connect, then select the down arrow in the Training Details box and choose "Withdraw."
    Ariel training is available to our industry partners at no cost. The expenses and arrangements for hotels, transportation, meals, etc., are the student's and their employer's responsibility.

    The dress for all Ariel Training is casual (jeans). Ariel will provide safety glasses and hearing protection for all students, but full coverage leather walking shoes are required. Canvas and athletic type shoes are not permitted.

    Please Note: Students attending the Mechanics School and the CNG Mechanics Training are required to wear steel-toe shoes or boots.

    Most hotels in Mount Vernon will offer a discount, if you phone in to make your reservation and mention that you are attending Ariel training. The discount does not apply to reservations made online or through travel agencies. The following is a list of hotels in Mount Vernon with telephone numbers:

    The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel (12 Public Square, Mount Vernon) 3 miles to Ariel
    Holiday Inn Express (Off Rt. 36-E, Mount Vernon)  5 miles to Ariel
    The Mount Vernon Inn (601 W. High St., Mount Vernon)
    Register at 4 miles to Ariel
    Coleman Galiere Suite (218 S. Main St., Mount Vernon) 3 miles to Ariel
    Comfort Inn (150 Howard St., Mount Vernon) 3 miles to Ariel
    Kenyon Inn (100 W. Wiggin St., Gambier, OH)
    send an email to: 8 miles to Ariel

    Below is a list of hotels located near the Columbus International Airport. Reservations and associated costs are the student’s/employer’s responsibility.

    Hampton Inn800.426.7866
    Embassy Suites614.536.0500
    Staybridge Suites800.225.3297
    Days Inn614.473.9888
    Hilton Garden Inn800.445.8667
    Homewood Suites by Hilton855.277.4942

    Car rental agencies are conveniently located at on the lower level at the airport. Visit the Columbus Airport Parking & Ground Transportation web site at: Transportation and travel costs are the student's responsibility. 

    Click here for Driving Directions to Mount Vernon

    Airport Shuttles:

    Express II Fly 24/7 Airport Shuttle
    telephone: 740.694.7598

    Madden Transportation
    telephone: 740.507.1391; or 740.392.0790

    Local Taxi Services (Mount Vernon):

    Madden Transportation
    telephone: 740.507.1391; or 740.392.0790

    Safe Cab
    telephone: 740.397.7233

    All arrangements and costs for transportation, rental car, hotels, meals outside of the classroom, and all other expenses are the student’s responsibility.
    The "Training Details" for each training sessions can be reviewed in “My Transcript” within the Ariel Connect Training Portal. Students who have registered for training can also refer to the email confirmation they received from "" indicating their course start day and time, and also the end day and time.
    Ariel may offer a letter of invitation to international students upon request. To request the letter, complete the International Travel Form (this form can also be found in the session details of Ariel Connect). You will be required to fill-in your passport number, the date of issue and expiration, and a DNI number (if applicable). Once we receive this form, and confirm your enrollment, a letter will be compiled and emailed to the student.

    Ariel provides lunch for students (unless otherwise noted on the session information). If you have a special diet (diabetic, food allergies, vegetarian), please complete the enrollment request on Ariel Connect with this information. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

    It is Ariel’s tradition to host a dinner on the first night of class for all students and instructors. If your spouse is traveling with you, we also invite them to join us!

    Mount Vernon is located approximately 50 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio. Ariel Corporation headquarters is located approximately 3 miles south of Mount Vernon, off State Route 13. The Ariel Training Center is a separate building, located of the east side of our headquarters. Students should park in the Training Center parking lot.

    This Mount Vernon Area Map highlights Mount Vernon hotels, restaurants and other places of interest for those visiting Ariel.

  • Product Training Classroom Curriculum

  • Ariel's Basic Product Training course is designed for those new to the industry. Successful completion of this course satisfies the pre-requisite for service technicians and mechanics wishing to attend the Ariel Mechanics School or Technical School. Enrollment for this classroom course is available through the Ariel Connect Training Portal.
    This training course is designed specifically for Ariel industry partners and their employees, who own, lease, and or service Ariel CNG equipment. The course is focused on the needs of technicians and mechanics responsible for maintaining CNG, high-pressure transportation CNG fueling systems. Enrollment for this classroom course is available through the Ariel Connect Training Portal
    The Ariel's Mechanics School is a "hands-on" course for Ariel Distributors, Packagers, and End Users who are experienced operators, mechanics and service technicians who are responsible for maintaining Ariel compressors. Enrollment into this school is reserved for those who have received a Basic Product Training Certificate and is available through the Ariel Connect Training Portal.
    This training course is designed for users of Process type compressors. This school will cover Ariel reciprocating compressors used exclusively in refinery, petrochemical, industrial gas and non-lube applications, which typically require adherence to American Petroleum Institute Standard 618. Enrollment for this classroom course is available through the Ariel Connect Training Portal.
    Ariel's Technical School is designed for personnel who understand the compression process and are responsible for sizing reciprocating compression equipment. This course focuses primarily on the Ariel Performance Software Program. Enrollment for this classroom course is available through the Ariel Connect Training Portal.
  • Course Topic Name of Course
      Basic Mechanics CNG Technical Process Online Basic
    Ariel History and Product Line X   X X X X
    Safety   X X      
    CNG Overview     X      
    Compressor Package and Components X   X X X X
    Basic Compression Process X   X X X X
    API 618       X X  
    Compressor Valves X     X X X
    Compressor Valves - Hoerbiger (hands-on)   X X      
    Capacity Control Devices & Systems X     X X X
    Capacity Control Devices - V V C P (hands-on)   X        
    Component Alignment X X X     X
    Shaft Alignment (hands-on)   X        
    Bolting and Torque X X X     X
    Lubrication Systems X X X X X X
    Divider Block System X X X     X
    Lubrication Specification       X X  
    Non Lube Operation         X  
    Purge Systems X     X X  
    Packings, Rings and Wear Bands X   X X   X
    Packings - Cook Compression (hands-on)   X        
    Technical Support and Warranty X     X X  
    Vibration X     X X X
    Maintenance Intervals & Trouble Shooting X X X      
    Software / Internet Tools X     X X  
    Packager Standards       X    
    Cylinder Design       X X  
    Introduction to Performance Software   X X X X  
    Performance Software (hands-on)       X X  
    Production and Process Compressor Designs       X X  
    Accoustical and Torsional Analysis       X X  
    Performance Analysis       X    
    Start-up Check List   X X      
    Failure Analysis (hands-on)   X X      
    Bearings -Miba   X        
    Bearing Replacement (hands-on)   X X      
    Mechanical Clearances (hands-on)   X X      
    Tour Ariel Facilities X X X X X  
    Mechanical Clearances (hands-on)           X

  • Ariel Connect

    Ariel Connect is the training portal that provides Ariel's distributors, customers, end users, and industry partners with the ability to browse, search for, and enroll in Ariel’s global training offerings. Ariel requires that all students have an active Ariel Members Only account to be enrolled in any training offering. You can access Ariel Connect through the link below.

    If your company has a designated Training Manager, contact or your Ariel Regional Manager to learn how we can help you manage all of your company's training needs.

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