GPSA Engineering Data Book

About the GPSA Engineering Data Book

The GPSA Engineering Data Book was first published in 1935 as a small booklet containing much advertising and little technical information. Over 80 years and several editions later, the book has grown into nearly 1,000 pages of technical information and no advertising, becoming the worldwide authoritative resource for technical and design information pertaining to the midstream industry and its approved practices and procedures. The book has also found wide acceptance among the petroleum refining, gas transmission and petrochemical industries.

14th edition Data Book

GPSA's Involvement

GPSA is an organization of companies with specialized knowledge of the supply and service needs of the midstream and related industries; it publishes the Data Book as a service to the midstream industry.

The book has been compiled by a joint editorial committee composed of technical specialists from both GPSA (suppliers) and GPA Midstream (operators) company representatives. This committee, known as the GPSA Editorial Review Board, continually reviews and revises the manual. Periodic revisions are issued to holders of record to keep the manual up to date with technology and industry practices.

GPSA, a non-profit organization, charges just enough for the book to ensure that funds are available to print the next edition of the book.

The GPSA Engineering Data Book, recognized as a valuable resource around the world, is an excellent example of the cooperative producer-supplier relationship of the GPSA and GPA Midstream organizations. Purchase the most recent Data Book edition here.

Training & Certification Course

Since 1935, field and plant engineers have relied upon the GPSA Engineering Data Book to determine operating and design parameters for gas processing facilities. The book serves as a guide to accepted engineering practices for estimating, feasibility studies, preliminary design and for making operating decisions. GPA Midstream offers this five-day in-depth Data Book training course to equip midstream industry engineers, operators, plant personnel and technical sales personnel with the fundamentals they need to put this valued industry resource to practical use. The course is limited to 25 students and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be tested on the information presented and, upon passing, will leave certified in the use of the GPSA Engineering Data Book

Since its inception, this training course has been offered in the United States at facilities in Dallas, Denver, Mont Belvieu, Texas, and Tulsa, Okla. Once enough interest exists to fill a class in a new region/location, GPA Midstream will pursue those options to meet industry training needs in those areas. To express interest in GPA Midstream offering this course near you, please send us an email with the region (i.e. California, Canada, Japan), two possible locations (city name, or for large cities name and section of town), and how many people from your organization would like to attend the course.

Course Schedule

If you would like GPA Midstream to bring this course to your site and train a number of your employees at once, call GPA Midstream Director of Technical Services Martin Erne for more information: (918) 493-3872.

Interested in a future Data Book Training Course? Send us an email to be placed on a list to receive course dates and locations when they become available.

School Dates:
March 21 - 25, 2022
Class Times:
March 21 - 24, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; March 25, 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Denver, CO

Course Topics

Air cooled exchangers

Commissioning, start-up, maintenance

Compressors and expanders

Cooling towers, water chemistry


Field gathering and compression

Fired equipment

Fluid flow, piping, flanges

Fractionation and adsorption

HC recovery

HC treating

Heat exchangers



Phase equilibrai

Physical properties

Prime movers

Project management

Pumps and turbines


Relief systems

Separation equipment


Sulfur recovery


Registration Rates

As part of the registration fee, students will receive a GPSA Engineering Data Book in their choice of FPS or SI format. The fee also includes lunch Monday - Thursday, a Monday evening social and a group dinner on Tuesday evening. Any employee of GPA Midstream or GPSA member companies may take advantage of the member rates. Not sure if your company is a member? Check your membership status.

Students are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. See below for hotel information.

GPA Midstream & GPSA Members




Online Registration

To register, you must first create a free account on our web site if you haven't already done so. Creating an account is fast and easy:

  1. We are at capacity for the March 2022 course in Denver and have created a waitlist should we have a cancellation. Join the waitlist here.

  2. If we open additional spaces for this course, these additional steps for registration will apply when we re-open the form. Select the Create Free User Account option. On the next screen, scroll down to Create Account and enter your first and last name, company e-mail address, and a password of your choice.

  3. Check your e-mail for a verification link and click on the link.

  4. Enter and/or confirm the required contact information on the page and click "Confirm Information."

  5. Once you confirm your information, you may proceed with the registration process.

We ask those registering on behalf of one or more people to create your own account and choose the "registering someone else" option once you arrive at the registration screen.


Students are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms has not been reserved for this event.   

Cancellations/ Refunds/ Transfers

Registered students may obtain a refund less a 10% cancellation fee if GPSA receives a written cancellation notice by 5 p.m. Central time 30 days prior to the course start date. Refunds will not be given after that deadline. A registration may be transferred at no cost with a written request by the same deadline. Transfers are allowed after the deadline but will incur a $100 fee.


Contact the GPA Midstream office for more information: (918) 493-3872.