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  • Ariel Training COVID-19 Policy

    Ariel Corporation has always been committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, guests, and employees. As the scope of the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to expand, and out of an abundance of caution for health concerns, Ariel is, effective immediately, postponing all training for students who must travel to the United States from another country to attend classes at Ariel headquarters in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Please refer back to our website for updates on this advisory. Thank you, for your understanding.

  • 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 classroom training is available through the Ariel Connect Training Portal. The Basic Product Training course is available as a classroom option and as a eLearning online course (also available through Ariel Connect).

    Students can select "Wait List" if a class is at full capacity. The Ariel Connect system will automatically enroll the next student on the wait list if a seat becomes available. Note: students confirmed to attend a class cannot enroll for the same class on a different session date.

  • FAQ's

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    With an active Ariel Members Only account students have access to the training section on the website. After login to your Members Only account, select the down arrow in the Logout box and choose Ariel Training to the training portal, Ariel Connect. Use the search feature to view training details of each type of class, the dates and locations being offered. Classes are held in a variety of cities, so be sure to check the location the class is being offered. 

    Classes include the Mechanics - Level 1 held the first two weeks of each month; Mechanics - Level 2 the third week of each month; Technical School every eight weeks; and the Basic Product Training classroom version every six months.

    Mechanics Students Note: the hands-on Mechanics - Level 1 class requires you to complete the Basic Product Training course (Classroom version or Online version) in advance of enrollment for the mechanics class. Plan at least 8 hours to complete the Online Basic course and another one hour for the final test. Final score of at least 80% qualifies you to enroll for the Level 1 class. Assign or request the Mechanics - Level 1 class in Ariel Connect, after you have completed the course pre work Basic course.  

    Login to your Ariel Members Only account first, then go into Ariel Connect and select "View Your Transcript." On the right, see the Training Details box, click on the down arrow and choose "Withdraw."

    You can contact us directly with your request at:  or call 740.397.0311, Ext. 1416.

    Ariel training is extended customer service and we do not charge a fee to attend classes at our factory in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Any expenses and arrangements for hotels, transportation, and meals are the student's and their employer's responsibility. If you are confirmed to attend an Ariel training event, be sure to bring your Ariel Members Only login information: Username and Password. If you are attending a hands-on mechanics class, you also need to bring steel-toe footwear.

    The dress code for all Ariel classes is casual (jeans). Because we give students a tour of our manufacturing facilities, shoes with full foot coverage is required. Ariel will provide safety glasses and hearing protection. If you are scheduled to attend hands-on mechanics training, you are required to bring your own steel-toe footwear.  

    We recommend that while attending Ariel training you stay at The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel. The Grand is a unique hotel and their staff take good care of Ariel customers. Local restaurants and bars are within walking distance and Ariel is just 3 miles south. Enjoy the downtown vibe and convenience of this local hotel. When you book your reservation mention that you are attending Ariel training to take advantage of an exclusive price offered to Ariel students.

    The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel is located at:  12 Public Square, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 Telephone: 844.700.1717

    Departing the next day? Hotel options in Columbus near the John Glen International Airport include:

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

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    All arrangements and costs for transportation, rental car, hotels, meals outside of the classroom, and all other expenses are the student’s responsibility.
    The day, start time, and location can be viewed in your Training Transcript. Login to your Members Only account and go to to the training portal, Ariel Connect. Select "View my Transcript” and find the active course you are enrolled to attend. Select Training Details, scroll down to the details listed, and also a link to google maps. These directions are also available in a link, in the email you received from, confirming your attendance. Reminder: you will need to know your Ariel Members Only login information (Username and Password) when you arrive at Ariel. If you are attending a hands-on mechanics class, you also need to bring steel-toe footwear.
    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 does provides lunch for students (unless otherwise noted on the session information). Do you have a special diet (diabetic, food allergies, vegetarian)? We will do our best to accommodate your needs. When selecting "Assign" for the course you plan to attend, complete the dietary questionnaire in the Enrollment Section.

    It's Ariel’s tradition to host a student dinner one night during the week of training. If your spouse is traveling with you, we invite them to join us, too!

    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 located at 1485 Industrial Park Drive, Mount Vernon, Ohio. Students should park in the front lots at the Training Center.

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

    You can unsubscribe to some or all of the notices generated to your email address by going to user's menu that is located on the Ariel home page between the Logout Box and the Members menu, or go to:

    To get a copy of your training certificate:

    1. Login to your Members Only account
    2. Go into the training section, Ariel Connect
    3. Select “View Your Transcript” and see the Active box. Select the arrow in that box and Completed will be a choice, and on the right see the blue box with the selection to view your certificate/print.

    Ariel training records are filed:

    1. By your employer’s name.
    2. Your business email address.

    Records are accessible to you when your email address remains active. To have your training records electronically transferred, you will need to register for a new Ariel Members Only account. When you have activated your new Members Only account, notify our Training Team at: and request your records be transferred.

  • 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 - Level 1 hands-on course. Enrollment for this classroom course is available through the Ariel Connect Training Portal. This classroom version of the Basic course runs two-days, Tuesday through Wednesday 8 am - 5 pm. The Basic course is also available as an on-line eLearning option in Ariel Connect.

    Ariel’s offers hands-on training for mechanics and technicians now on a variety of Ariel compressors and applications, from small frame to large frame (and all those in between), “Mechanics – Level 1” will meet the training needs for those responsible for maintaining the operations of Ariel compressors (including CNG transportation fueling systems and high pressure systems). Ariel’s state-of-the-art training lab in Mount Vernon, Ohio has capacity for a wide range of compressors, tools, and extended hands-on experience. Classes are offered held at the factory in Mount Vernon and also throughout the state of Texas, in our mobile lab.  Classes held at the factory run Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm; and Friday 8 am - 12 pm; classes held in the Mobile Training Lab in Texas run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 am - 5 pm; and Thursday 8 am - 3 pm. All students attending Level 1 are evaluated and tested on their learned skills. Completion of the Ariel Basic Product Training (classroom or online version) is required prior to enrollment for Mechanics - Level 1. Qualified students can assign themselves to the Mechanics - Level 1 class through the Ariel Connect Training Portal. Former students of the Mechanics School and CNG Mechanics Training will want to contact our Training Department, or email


    Ariel has designed a second level of hands-on training for advanced technicians and troubleshooters who want to extend their knowledge on the operations and maintenance of Ariel Compressors, including major overhauls for up to 48,000 run hours (in accordance with the Ariel Maintenance & Repair manuals). Mechanics – Level 2 includes the Ariel Performance Program software instruction. Training is conducted at Ariel’s lab at the factory in Mount Vernon that has capacity to accommodate all sizes of Ariel compressors, including a running package. Students who completed the Ariel Mechanics - Level 1 course are qualified to attend Level 2. Pre and post testing and evaluation is conducted. Class runs the third week of each month Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm (EST); and Friday, 8 am - 12 pm (EST)
    Ariel's Technical School is designed for those students who understand the compression process and are responsible for sizing reciprocating compression equipment, which includes non-lube applications. Ariel Performance Software and the Packager Standards are the primary focus, and conducted by Ariel subject matter experts in engineering applications and technical services. The four-day class will count as 28 Professional Development Hours. Students who attend the full session will also be issued a certificate of participation. Enrollment is available through the Ariel Connect Training Portal - Events Calendar. Class runs Monday through Thursday 8 am - 5 pm and is offered by Ariel one time each quarter.
    Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom eLearning
    Basic course
    Mechanics – Level 1
    Mechanics - Level 2
    Technical School Online Basic course
    Ariel History and Product Line X X X X X
    Accoustical and Torsional Analysis       X  
    API 618       X  
    Basic Compression Process X     X X
    Bearing Replacement (hands-on)     X    
    Bearings   X      
    Bolting and Torque X X     X
    Capacity Control Devices - V V C P    X X    
    Capacity Control Devices & Systems X     X X
    Capacity Control Devices PFVCP & SVUL     X    
    CNG Overview   X      
    Component Alignment X X     X
    Compressor Package and Components X     X X
    Compressor Valves X X X X X
    Cylinder Design       X  
    Cylinder Removal & Installation     X    
    Divider Block System X X   X X
    Failure Analysis     X      
    Hydraulic Tools      X    
    Introduction to Performance Software   X X X  
    Lubrication Specification       X  
    Lubrication Systems X X X X X
    Maintenance Intervals & Troubleshooting X X X    
    Mechanical Clearances     X X    
    Non Lube Operation          
    Packager Standards       X  
    Packings     X X    
    Packings, Rings, Wear Bands X     X X
    Performance Analysis       X  
    Performance Software       X X  
    Piston Assembly       X    
    Production and Process Compressor Designs       X  
    Purge Systems X     X  
    Safety   X X    
    Shaft Alignment    X      
    Software / Internet Tools X X   X  
    Start-up Check List   X      
    Technical Support and Warranty X     X  
    Top Rail Flatness     X    
    Tour Ariel Facilities X X X X  
    Vibration X   X X X
    Vibration (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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