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How Successful is your training program?
Most People will answer our program is very successful. Our training manager's monthly reports shows he is doing a great job and it may be true. But without an independent third party audit any system is subject to; 1. "forest blindness" and 2. the normal resistance to change.
Forest Blindness is the inability to see improvements in a system that we see everyday. All of us have been guilty of this, and this is why we cannot proof read our own writing. We do not see what we wrote, but we see what we intended to write.
The normal resistance to change is always' "I had done this way for 15 years, why do I need to change." Change only needs to happen if something can be improved, and most things can be improved. If things are not changing, they may not be improving. One good reference is to think about your 1985 car, versus the car your are currently driving today.
Chief Financial Officers are sometimes hesitant to support HAZOPs. One asked before a HAZOP, what if we find something that is very expensive to fix? My answer was, what if we do not find the problem and if finds us? Managers are reluctant to have third party audits, but what if you do not find the problem and it finds you.
How successful is your training program? Do you really know? You need to find problems before problems finds you.
The success of every company depends of each employee's understanding of the business's key components. Employee training and development will unlock the companies' profitability and reliability. When people, processes and technology work together as a team developing practical solutions, companies can maximize profitability and assets in a sustainable manner.
Our courses support the business goals and objectives of our customers in the refining, petrochemical, gas processing, oleo and specialty chemical areas. From 2004 to 2010, our key associates helped train over 600 operations, maintenance, and technical support personnel.
Operations and maintenance personnel are the process unit's first line of defense. The flare system is the process unit's last line of defense. We believe that Every Organization should have specific training and knowledge in these Safety Areas;
1. Hazard Identification
2. Pressure Relief Valve and Flaring System Design and Operation
3. Guide Lines for Safe Commissioning of Process Units
The unit on stream time is an indication of operations training. A first quartile-operating unit's on steam factor is greater than 97%. If the on stream factor is below 97% a review of operation training and development is warranted. If on stream factor or average years of operating experience is declining a review of operations training and development should be considered.
A review of each trainer's experience and knowledge is critical when choosing an operations development program. Suppose the trainer understands 90% of the subject. At best, he might could teach the students 75% of his knowledge base on a short course basis. Therefore the student's knowledge base is 67%. If this person goes and trains someone else, the second student's knowledge base is 51%.
Make sure that you have qualified instructors with a high level of the subject understanding or your results will not be satisfactory. Be careful in "Train the Trainer" philosophy to get a high level of the subject knowledge to your trainer.
Operations training and development is an investment in the future - maximize your return on investment. Give your employees the keys to success.
Training value is derived from participating in both standard and customized training courses. Structured on the job training is the key in developing your operations and process support staff. To provide on the job training, workshops that mentor small groups through problem solving scenarios may be the best. The course delivery method is a mixture of lectures, case studies, exercises, and problem solving scenarios that give participants the opportunity to reinforce concepts presented.
We are developing Engineering Staff Competency Guidelines to assist young engineering staff engineering growth. Please review our Guidelines.
Our Key Associates can provide training in regional seminars or localized "in house" on site training for operations, maintenance or engineering personnel in specialized areas of
Industry Technical Management Training - Short Courses
I-01. Introductory Training For Building Operational Excellence
I-02 Advanced Training for Building Operational Excellence
I-03 Process Unit Economics and Benchmarking for Technical and Non Technical Professionals Training
I-04 Introductory Training for Petrochemical Processes and Economics
I-05. Petroleum Refining Training for Technical Professionals
Non Technical Management Training - Short Courses
N-01. Chemical Engineering for Non Chemical Engineers
N-02 Introductory Training for Petroleum Refining for Non Technical Professionals
N-03 Process Unit Economics and Benchmarking for Technical and Non Technical Professionals
N-04 Introduction to Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals for Non Technical Professionals
N-05 Finance Training for Non Financial Professionals
Petrochemical and Refinery Operations Training - short courses
A-01 Distillation Operation, Control and Troubleshooting for Operators
A-02 Process Control for Operators
A-03 Building Operational Excellence for Operations Personnel
A-04 Introductory Training for Storage Tank Design, Operation and Maintenance
A-05 Introduction to Building Operational Excellence
A-06 Advanced Building Operational Excellence
A-07 Introductory Training For Process Control
A-08 Advanced Training For Process Control
A-09 Distillation Training for Petroleum Refining Personnel
Petrochemical and Refinery Distillation Training
D-01. Introductory Training for Distillation Operation, Control and Trouble Shooting
D-02 Advanced Training For Distillation Operation, Control, Design and Trouble Shooting
D-02. Distillation Operation, Control and Troubleshooting for Operators
D-03. Introduction to Distillation Simulation Software
D-04. Advanced Distillation Simulation Software
D-05. Advanced Distillation Overview
D-06 Distillation Training for Petroleum Refining Personnel
Petroleum Refining Training for
R-01. Petroleum Refining Overview, and or specifics Training
R-02. Petroleum Refining for Technical Professionals
R-03. Refining Catalytic Processes Training
R-04. Refining Alkylation Training
R-05. Hydrotreating Technology Training
R-06. Petroleum Refining Training for Non Technical Professionals
R-07. Optimizing Petroleum Refining Unit Operations Training
Petrochemical Ethylene / Olefins Training
E-01. Ethylene Overview and or specifics
E-02. Advances in Ethylene Unit Pyrolysis Furnace Design and Optimization Training
E-03. Thermal Cracking Experiences and Advancements
E-04. Hydrotreating Technology
E-05 Introduction to Petrochemical Processes and Economics
E-06 Optimizing Olefin Unit Operations Training
Polymers Process Training
T-01. Introduction To Polymer Processing Fundamentals
T-02. Advanced Polymer Processing Fundamentals and Troubleshooting
T-03 Introduction to Olefin Polymer Reactor Fundamentals
T-04 Advanced Olefin Polymer Reactor Fundamentals and Troubleshooting
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Plant Training
L-01 Optimizing Liquefied Petroleum Gas Plant Unit Operations
L-02 Introduction to Distillation Operation, Control and Trouble Shooting
L-03 Advanced Distillation Operation, Control, Design and Trouble Shooting
L-04 Distillation Operation, Control and Troubleshooting for Operators
Other Process Training
P-01. Aromatics Overview and or specifics
P-02. Oleo and Specialty Chemical Overview and or specifics
P-03. Improving the Performance and Reliability of Fired Heaters and Boilers
P-04 Introduction to Storage Tank Design, Operation and Maintenance
P-05 Advanced Storage Tank Design, Operation and Maintenance
P-06 Introduction to Process Control
P-07 Advanced Process Control
P-08 Optimizing Ammonia and Fertilizer Plant Unit Operations
P-09 Optimizing Oleo Chemical and Palm Oil Plant Unit Operations
Petrochemical and Refining Process Plant Operations and Management Training
O-01. Introduction to Project Management Planning and Control
O-02. Introduction to Building Operational Excellence in the Processing Industry
O-03. Advanced Building Operational Excellence
O-04. Process Unit Economics and Benchmarking for Technical and Non Technical Professionals
O-05. Chemical Engineering for Non Chemical Engineering Professionals
O-06 Introductory Training for Corrosion Fundamentals in the Oil and Gas Industry
O-07 Advanced Training for Corrosion Fundamentals in the Oil and Gas Industry
O-08 Fundaments of Chemical Engineering Process Equipment Design
S-01. Process Hazard Analysis (HAZOP) Training
S-02. Safety and Loss Prevention Training
S-03. Safe Isolation of Plants and Equipment
S-04. Safe Unit Commissioning training
S-05 Achieving Zero Accidents - Incident Investigation
S-06 Introductory Training for Pressure Relief Valves and Flaring Systems Design and Operation
S-07 Advanced Training for Pressure Relief Valves and Flaring Systems Design and Operation
M-01. Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry
M-02. Guidelines for Storage Tank Design, Construction and Maintenance
M-03. Guidelines for Management of Shutdowns and Turnarounds
M-04 Introduction to Storage Tank Design, Operation and Maintenance
M-06 Advanced Storage Tank Design, Operation and Maintenance
M-07 Introduction to Corrosion Fundamentals in the Oil and Gas Industry
M-08 Advanced Corrosion Fundamentals in the Oil and Gas Industry
M-09 Distillation Training for Maintenance Personnel
A CD ROM of each of our training courses can be purchased for less than US$ 800.00, which is good value for the investment. Please contact us for ordering information.
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