Seminars & Workshops

These seminars were developed with the safety, performance, and quality needs of the petroleum-chemical industry in mind. These seminars were designed to improve an operatorís ability to monitor, evaluate, troubleshoot, and control the processes most often encountered in refinery and chemical operations.

K&S Process Systems Surveillance & Troubleshooting Workshop

A 2 or 3 day workshop that provides personnel working in the petrochemical industry a proven 3 step method for troubleshooting process problems. Thousands of operators, engineers, supervisors, and I/E technicians have benefited from the in depth training they received in this workshop.

K&S Advanced "Unit Specific" Troubleshooting Workshop

This workshop is specifically designed to teach your employees (operations personnel)to apply the K&S 3-step methodology, for troubleshooting and determining root cause of an upset to their specific unit. This training will enhance employees understanding of your units logic, giving them the ability to use multiple data points to evaluate the accuracy of control data.

K&S Advanced "Process Specific" Troubleshooting Workshop

This workshop is specifically designed to teach your employees (operations personnel)to apply the K&S 3-step methodology, for troubleshooting and determining root cause of an upset to a specific process. This training will enhance employees understanding of your units logic, giving them the ability to use multiple data points to evaluate the accuracy of control data.

K&S Process Troubleshooting Workshop "Refresher"

This is an 8 hour refresher training course for students who have successfully completed the full workshop in the past and would like to refresh their skills in using the 3-step method. Content is selected based on the needs of operators as well as application to specific pieces of your process.

After completion of one of these workshops, improved operator performance on-the-job should be realized in the following areas:

safer working environment

reduced environmental impact

improved product quality

higher on-steam percentages

reduced product manufacturing costs

increased production rates

Some technologists might agree that all of these goals are obtainable through some more sophisticated control systems and instrumentation. Control systems are tools of the operator, and if anything, the increased sophistication of controls raises the value of the highly skilled operator. No control system can be programmed to cover all contingencies. There will always be a need for the operator to take manual control of the system whenever an unforeseen event or chain of events occurs. This is where K&S Associates can help your company become more efficient and profitable.