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Spring / Summer 2020

The API 19C training course is a one-day certificate course designed to help industry professionals better understand and effectively implement the processes, equipment requirements, and laboratory practices associated with the evaluation of proppants used in hydraulic fracturing. Each section of the API 19C standard is reviewed in depth and open conversations are encouraged in effort to optimize comprehension of the course materials.

Course Highlights:

  • Virtual overview and training for all test methods and their relevance in the process of proppant quality evaluation
  • In-depth look at test data and calibration calculations addressed in the API 19C Standard 2nd edition
  • Sections of this course incorporate team exercises to recognize and address potential data anomalies caused by subpar testing methodologies
  • Certificate of completion for this course fulfills training requirements outlined in ISO/IEC 17025:2017 “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories”

Who Should Attend:

  • Laboratory technicians and facility managers who are responsible for proppant quality
  • End users of a manufactured proppant product
  • Professionals in proppant manufacturing who are looking to optimize their product quality and potential profitability
  • Persons involved in identification and evaluation of silica deposits for mining opportunities
  • Sales professionals working within or in collaboration with the proppant industry.

Apex Advantage is now offering a one-day informational course designed to provide aggregate industry professional with a solid understanding of the specific elements required of a quality product for the frac sand and foundry industries.  The subject matter dives deep into the similarities and differences in product requirements, performance, quality testing, evaluation, and the expected finished product strengths and weaknesses .The API 19C standard and relevant sections of the AFS Mold and Core Handbook will be discussed and compared. .

Course Highlights:

  • Virtual overview of all relevant API 19 C test methods and their relevance to the end-product quality of sand used in the hydraulic fracturing process.
  • Virtual overview of all relevant test methods out lined in the AFS Mold and Core Handbook that focus on the evaluation of sand used in creating quality molds.
  • Sections of this course incorporate team exercises to recognize potential problems, system failures, and profit loss as a result of quality issues
  • Discussion is always welcome and encouraged.

Who Should Attend:

  • Laboratory technicians and facility managers who are responsible for sand quality in the frac or foundry industries.
  • Mining professionals who are looking to optimize their product quality and potential profitability
  • Persons involved in identification and evaluation of silica deposits for mining opportunities
  • Sales professionals working within or in collaboration with the frac or foundry industries