Training

TechStar training courses are offered on a regular basis at our offices in Deer Park, Dallas, and Corpus Christi. Upon request, TechStar also offers training classes that can be tailored to our customer’s needs and are taught onsite at the customer’s facility.

TESTIMONIALS


The purpose of this training is to educate instrumentation technicians, engineers or technical salespersons on the basics of the electronic testing tools they will be using on a daily basis. Upon completion of this two-day, hands-on course, attendees will further develop their overall knowledge and have the ability to communicate on the same level as experienced personnel.
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Many plants use condition monitoring programs to detect impending bearing failure. The vibration data collected can indicate that a bearing is failing. But detection is only the first step. Without understanding the true root cause of the failure, you run the risk of repeating the same mistakes. If that’s the case, the replacement bearing you install will likely meet the same fate. This one-day technical seminar to discuss real-world case studies of detected bearing failures. Presentations will highlight everything from initial data reports to the final damage analysis. The damaged/failed bearings – right out of the machines – are available for hands-on inspection.

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This class is designed specifically for maintenance or instrument shop personnel who will be maintaining, calibrating, and repairing MSA Permanent Instruments for use at their facility.
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This training class is designed for operators and technicians who have responsibility for VEGA radars or guided microwaves. The unique structure of this class is designed to give attendees the option to choose the class that is most applicable to the technology they use on a daily basis. Individuals will learn the basic and advanced start-up, operation, calibration and troubleshooting techniques needed to gain an overall understanding between the process and the measurement device.

Key Topics Include:

  • Basic theory of operation for guided microwave gauges
  • Summary of radar models
  • Best practices for installation
  • Overview of software (PACTware)
  • LAB scenarios – hands-on
  • Troubleshooting

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This training class is designed for operators and technicians who have responsibility for VEGA radars or guided microwaves. The unique structure of this class is designed to give attendees the option to choose the class that is most applicable to the technology they use on a daily basis. Individuals will learn the basic and advanced start-up, operation, calibration and troubleshooting techniques needed to gain an overall understanding between the process and the measurement device.

Key Topics Include:

  • Basic theory of operation for radar gauges
  • Summary of radar models
  • Best practices for installation
  • Overview of software (PACTware)
  • LAB scenarios – hands-on
  • Troubleshooting

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How to use liquid ultrasonic flow measurement instruments and software, and how to properly install, set up and troubleshoot clamp-on and wetted liquid flow instruments. Compatible with AT868, DF868, XMT868, PT868 and PT900 flowmeters.

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Have you ever had a problem understanding or utilizing Modbus? While the Modbus protocol has been around since 1979 with millions of active devices in use, Modbus is among the most misunderstood and problematic protocols in the field today. Our trainers have extensive field experience troubleshooting and commissioning Modbus devices. This course will allow the end user to learn and benefit from years of real life experience.

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This training class is for analyzer technicians and process engineers who want to walk away with a better understanding of the fundamentals of moisture measurement in various applications. Individuals will learn about technologies involved in making this measurement, as well as troubleshooting and installation tips for current and future installations.

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How to use nuclear measurement gauges to measure nuclear level, density, and point level of liquids and how to properly install, set up, interpret, and troubleshoot the equipment and accompanying software. Custom onsite class available, contact training@techstaris.com for more details.

TRAINING CALENDAR


To Register for Training:
Select any of the following training courses listed under the specific date you wish to attend:

For assistance please contact our Training Coordinator at 866.542.0205 or via email at training@techstaris.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


To improve customer experience: Customers who take advantage of TechStar Training Services have fewer service calls and fewer instances of system downtime caused by improper setup or maintenance. TechStar training classes minimize setup and troubleshooting time with the product, so customers achieve the best possible operation from their equipment.

Knowledge is power: Our customers are more educated on their products because TechStar offers a support system for implementation of the product after the sale. Our standard and specialized training classes make it easy to set up and maintain instruments that function at their very best – improving setup, maintenance and uptime.

We’re a one-stop-shop: Other sales representatives do not offer training on their products because they do not offer continuing support to the customer after purchase. We specialize in a very limited number of products so that we possess in-depth knowledge of each of our trusted solutions.

Territory Training: Scheduled TechStar training courses are offered on a regular basis in Deer Park, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The dates and topics for these classes are set in advance, and they include our most popular classes that continue to be in regular demand year after year. Classes include hands-on learning and classroom instruction led by expert instructors.

Onsite Training: TechStar also offers training classes that can be tailored to our customer’s needs and are taught onsite at the customer’s facility. Customers can schedule onsite training classes for any number of attendees at their own facility and personalize the class to their processes and applications.

THE TECHSTAR TEAM


Justin McDermott – TechStar Service Technician and Corporate Trainer
jmcdermott@techstaris.com
281-542-0205

Justin McDermott has extensive experience in the fields of upstream oil and gas and the refining and chemical industries. He specializes in level measurement for liquid and bulk solid applications. Justin uses his technician experience with actual field applications to teach various level topics in the classroom as an instructor.

Justin has a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Howard Payne. He has been with TechStar for 7 years.

INSTRUMENTATION AND ANALYTICAL SOLUTIONS, SERVICE AND TRAINING