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  • General Information

    Ariel’s online course offerings gives you the ability to learn about the fundamentals of gas compression and Genuine Ariel Parts and components. To get started, login to Ariel Connect Training Portal and search "Basic Online"to be enrolled.

    Online Learning Curriculum

  • This self-paced format allows users to access the Online Basic Product Training course, Edition 2.0 anytime and anywhere. The online course is a good overview for all employees in the industry to understand how compression works, basic components and functions. Users will find the detailed graphics and videos most helpful in this eLearning option available at no cost. Mechanic-type students (who plan to continue their knowledge about the service and maintenance of Ariel compressors) are required to complete the Online Basic course before enrolling in the hands-on Ariel Mechanics - Level 1 course. Students are required to have an active Members Only account to have access the online course through the training database, Ariel Connect.

      Comprehensive Overview of Ariel Corporation

    • Compressor Package Basics
    • Cylinders and Piston Rods
    • Valve Operations and Components
    • Piston Rings and Wear Bands
    • Force Feed Lubrication
    • Packing Case and Oil Wiper Assemblies
    • Bolt Design and Torque Techniques
    • Gas and Cylinder Characteristics 

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    • FAQ's

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      Yes! You can launch any program module to learn about a specific topic. However, all program modules must be completed, including the final test, to obtain an Ariel Basic Product Training Certificate.
      No, it does not replace the classroom course. Ariel's Online Basic Product Training provides an alternate version to participate in this course. Course content is the same as the classroom version, but is offered as a convenient way to complete the course without traveling.  Coming to Ariel to attend the classroom version of the Basic course gives students the opportunity to tour Ariel factory facilities, meet and talk with subject-matter-experts, see our hands-on lab and equipment, all of which are a major benefit for attending the classroom version.
      We recommend that logout and clear your computer history/clear cache and use the newest version Chrome as the browser. Ariel Connect is tracking your progress, so there is no need to retake a module if your screen shows “in progress.” We recommend you continue to go forward and complete each module. Contact our Training & Development staff if you need assistance:; 740.397.0311 – Ext. 1416
      Ariel requires all students to register for a Ariel Members Only account on the home page at After the Members Only account is activated, students have access to the training database, Ariel Connect. The Online Basic Product Training, Edition 2.0 is accessed through the Ariel Connect Training Portal. In Ariel Connect and search "Online 2.0" and select "Assign" to begin the online course. This course is ideal for those new to the industry to learn about how compression works, and it is the prerequisite for mechanic-types who want to further their Ariel training and plan to attend the hands-on Mechanics - Level 1 course.
      Once the Online Basic course is launched, you will have six months to complete all of the modules and the final test. Note:   Keeping your Members Only active gives you access to your transcript in Ariel Connect to continue the Online Basic course. To keep your MO active, be sure to login at least once every 3 months.
      Depending upon the student's pace, the course can take 8 to 10 hours to complete. The course is presented in modules by topic. Students can stop, save and start again and have up to 6 months to finish. At the end of the course there is a final test. Those who score 80% or higher will have successfully completed the course and can print a Certificate of Participation. Note: to keep your Ariel Members Only account active (to have access to Ariel Connect) you must login to your MO account at least once every 3 months).

      Yes. A passing score of 80% or higher qualifies the student to print a Certificate of Participation and meets the prerequisite requirement for those who plan to attend the "hands-on" Mechanics - Level 1 class.

      Students who receive less than 80% on the test will have the chance to take the test a second time. We apologize, but there are no third chances to take the test. Students who fail to obtain a score of 80% or better should plan to attend the Basic Product Training Classroom course offered as part of Ariel’s Classroom Training offerings.

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      • 512MB of RAM, 900 MHz Processor
      • Soundcard, headphones/speakers
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      Display Color16-bit Color Quality32-bit or higher
      Network ConnectivityHigh-speed Internet connection (ADSL or Cable internet)Wired-Ethernet Connection
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      Google Chrome (Version 34 or later)

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      • Users who experience technical difficulty can refer to the Ariel Connect Help Guide for possible solutions.
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      • Due to the variation in user configurations, Ariel is unable to provide technical support related to client computer configuration, network access, firewalls/internet security software, connection speeds, and similar issues that may be encountered.
      • Users who are unable to meet Ariel Connect Minimum System Requirements for Ariel Connect, or experience other issues preventing reliable use of this content will be advised to attend an Ariel classroom course.
      Anyone new to the oil and gas industry will want to participate in this class to better understand how compression works, the compressor package and components, lubrication systems, and much more! Completing the Online Basic course gives students an added advantage of learning to help them succeed in their job at their own pace with no travel time involved. A Certificate of Participation is issued for those who complete the final test with 80% accuracy. Mechanic and Service Technician-type students who want to further their knowledge and attend the hands-on Mechanics - Level 1 course are required to complete this course in advance.
      Ariel customers who have an active Ariel Members Only account and are able to meet the Ariel eLearning Minimum System Requirements.
      You can contact your local Ariel Regional Manager, or the Ariel Training Department at

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