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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 postponing all classroom training for students globally. 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 to the employees of Ariel Distributors and End Users. Ariel classroom training is available to our industry partners at no cost. Students are required to have an active Ariel Members Only account. We recommend all users participate in the Ariel Basic Product Training course, which covers the basics of compression and Ariel compressors before attending any other Ariel training. The Basic course is available as a classroom option and as an eLearning online course (available through Ariel Connect) at: You can register for a Ariel Members Only account using your company business email address at:


  • FAQ's

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    Ariel Corporation requires all students to register for an Ariel Members Only account. If you do not have an Ariel Members Only account, select Register on the Ariel home page and follow the instructions. 

    Students with an active Ariel Members Only account can login and have access to our training section called Ariel Connect. After login to your account, select the down arrow in the Logout box, right side of your name, and choose Ariel Training, and be directed to Ariel Connect. Select What Do You Want To Learn?  or use the search feature to find the training courses that are currently scheduled, the course details, class start dates and locations. Classes are scheduled in a variety of cities, so be sure to check the location of the class. Find the class you plan to attend and select Request (or Assign).

    Each month, Ariel typically offers training courses at the factory in Mount Vernon, Ohio: Mechanics - Level 1 the first two weeks; Mechanics - Level 2 the third week; Technical School every eight weeks; and the classroom version of the Basic Product Training every six months. The Basic course is also offered as a eLearning online course, available anywhere at anytime.

    Technicians and Mechanics, please note: The Ariel Basic course is pre work that is required before signing up to attend the hands-on Mechanics - Level 1 class. The classroom version or the online version of the Basic Product Training course meets this requirement.

    Ariel wants students to be exposed to the OEM way of doing things and we view training as extended Customer Service and Support. There is no cost to attend classes at our training facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Expenses and arrangements for hotels, transportation, and meals are the student's and their employer's responsibility. All students confirmed to attend an Ariel training event at the factory are required to bring your Ariel Members Only account login information: Username and Password, and steel toe footwear. 

    The Basic Product Training course is an online option, available conveniently from your computer, anytime and anywhere. There is no cost for this eLearning course. 


    We understand that schedules and plans can change. We ask that you withdraw from the class if you can no longer attend and give another student the opportunity. You can Withdraw from a course by going into your Training Transcript. Here's how: Login to your Ariel Members Only account, then go into the training section Ariel Connect. Select View Your Transcript. See the course name and the Training Details box on the right. Click on the arrow in the box and Withdraw will be an option to select. The Ariel Connect system will send an email to you, confirming the change in your status.

    Need help? Contact us directly with your request at:  or call 740.397.0311, Ext. 1416.  

    Confirmations are emailed to the student when a training request has been approved, from If you did not receive this email, check your spam web filter or contact your IT department to release the email.

    Attending classroom training? The confirmation will list the start day and time, and will include instructions to go to Ariel's website:,  Login to your Members Only account and then go to the training portal, Ariel ConnectIn Ariel Connect select View my Transcript; and click View Training Details. Scroll down to the daily schedule and see the Start and End times, Location and a link to Google maps. Click View Map.  Bring your Members Only account Username and Password, which will be required for class and your steel toe footwear.

    Taking the Online Basic Product Training course? Your confirmation will include links to our website to help you get started, locate the maintenance & repair manual and launch the program.



    Go to the Ariel home page

    Login with your Username (your email address)---don’t put in a password

    At the bottom of that box, click the question “Forgot Password?”  

    Ariel will reply to your email address with your password. 

    Return to the Ariel home page and type in your Username and Password.

    The curriculum in the Technical School has been redesigned to now focus on deeper levels into many topics. Taking the Basic course (online or classroom version) and passing the final test ensures everyone in the class has the same common base of knowledge of the fundamentals of compression and components. Our instructors can then build on that starting point and cover a wider range of conditions, applications and equipment. 

    Please note: Students must meet the pre requisite requirement by successfully passing the Final Test of the Basic Product Training course before requesting the Technical School. Confirmation to attend the Technical School will be granted when the pre requisite has been met and seats remain available in the class.

    Check out this link to learn more about the Ariel Basic Product Training online course at:
    Students attending the Technical School and Mechanics – Level 2 will need a laptop. Both classes require students to download and run the Ariel 7 Performance Program.  Ariel will provide a loaner laptop if needed.
    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:

    We appreciate your attentiveness to this important process to keep information current for your company's records and Members Only accounts updated with Ariel. Send all requests to remove employees who have separated from your company:


    All arrangements and expenses for transportation, rental car, hotels, meals outside of the classroom, and any other necessary travel costs are the student’s responsibility.

    While attending Ariel training we recommend you stay at The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel, located at the center of town. The Grand is a unique hotel and their staff take good care of Ariel customers, so when you book your reservation be sure to mention that you are attending Ariel training to take advantage of an exclusive price offered to Ariel students! Local restaurants and bars are within walking distance and Ariel is just 3 miles south off Route 13. Enjoy the downtown vibe and convenience of this local hotel.  

    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

    Transportation arrangements and expenses are the student's responsibility. 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. 

    Click here for Driving Directions to Mount Vernon

    Columbus, Ohio - John Glenn International Airport


    (download app) or telephone: 855.865.9553


    Local Taxi Services (Mount Vernon)



    (download app) or telephone: 855.865.9553



    On Demand Transportation Services

    (download app) or telephone: 855.865.9553

    Mount Vernon is a small town with only a local bus system, and no current vehicle rental agencies. Ariel recommends you obtain a rental vehicle from the Columbus airport. 

    Ariel expects students to dress business casual, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring steel toe footwear. Tours of Ariel manufacturing facilities are included when you attend classes at the factory and your walking shoes must have foot coverage (no sandals or open cut out areas). All classes include hands-on equipment lab training and students are required to wear steel toe footwear during those sessions. Ariel will provide safety glasses and hearing protection for all instances.

    Yes, students who come to the factory for any training class will spend portions of their time in our equipment labs for activities such as component identification and system operations that will require wearing protective footwear. Ariel believes in providing the best learning environment possible which is hands-on learning. Bring your safety toe boots or shoes for this portion of the training (and we'll provide safety glasses).
    When signing up for a class in Ariel Connect, you will find the option to select the International Travel Form. Complete the online form and include your passport information. When your training attendance request has been approved, the form will be generated to our Training Administrator who will compile a Letter of Invitation for International Travel and email to you. This form can also be found in the Session Details of Ariel Connect.
    Ariel's headquarters and training facility are located in Mount Vernon, Ohio 50 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio. Taking State Route 13 from the public square in Mount Vernon, our facilities are located three miles south of downtown just off Blackjack Road. The Ariel Training Center is located at 1485 Industrial Park Drive. Students should park in the building front lot and enter the front entrance doors. Click here for the Mount Vernon Area Map and places of interest.
    Yes, Ariel will provide lunch for students on days the class runs eight hours. If you have a special diet (diabetic, food allergies, vegetarian, etc.), be sure to complete the Dietary Questionnaire when you request to attend a class using Ariel Connect. This questionnaire can also be found in the Enrollment Section. It is Ariel’s tradition to host a student dinner one night during your week of training. If your spouse is traveling with you, we invite them to join us, too!
    After training with us, many experienced mechanics have told us “all these years I was doing it the wrong way.” Our hands-on mechanics classes ensure that everyone has the same knowledge base and gives us the opportunity to teach the Ariel OEM recommended ways of servicing our equipment. It gives you the chance to learn from Ariel subject-matter-experts and pass on that learned knowledge to your team.

    To print 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 the box and Completed will be a choice; select the course name.
    4. Training Details will appear; scroll down and see the blue link Print Certificate.

    Ariel training records are filed:

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

    Training records are accessible to you when your business email address remains active. To have your records electronically transferred from an old account to a new one, you will need to register for a new Ariel Members Only account. Activate your new Members Only account and then go into the training section, In Ariel Connect and select View Your Transcript, and you will have activated a new training file. You'll need to then contact us at: to notify our Training Administrator you have a new Members Only account and want your previous records transferred.

    Ariel customers with active Members Only accounts have access to wide variety of how-to subjects, through online videos after downloading the Ariel Mobile App. From the Ariel home page, under the Support tab - Technical Resources, find the Ariel training videos:

  • 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
    Evaluation & Testing (hands-on and written)   X X    
    Failure Analysis     X      
    Final Knowledge Online Test X       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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