K&S Associates Troubleshooting Inc.


Performance Solutions & Troubleshooting Methodologies for the Refining & Chemical Industry
What do our students say about us??

Refining

“I believe this course, or a course which is similar to it which is well instructed, should be mandatory for any company seeking to improve the performance of their new employees as well as their present employees in all areas of their job performance.  I think I would have benefited from a course of this type early in my career as the quality of the troubleshooting process would have been much better, and my participation in the operation of the unit would have been performed with more confidence to competence, and my methods of operation would have been performed in a safer manner also.”   Signed by Randy, operator

Refining

“Very, very good info and tools to tackle the biggest to the smallest upsets in process units without having t spend a lot of time or money on unnecessary fixes that are not broke.  More thinking- less work.  This would be a very valuable course for all supervisors and foremen.  Put them on the same page as the operator.  Professional thinker”

PetroChemical 
“Excellent Class!  I learned as much in this class that I learned in 5 years of college and 7 years in the plant.  Excellent job of integrating safety and environmental considerations to determine best operating practices.  Corrective Action training for each process problem was a great benefit in addition to learning how to troubleshoot the process.”  Process Engineer 

Chemical

Instructors are extremely knowledgeable about this method of troubleshooting.  I believe that all BASF personnel that run the DCS boards at the site should take this class.  It provides an easy 3-step method that will not only save time but money on process upsets.  It has helped me understand how and why troubleshooting problems is important.”    Operator

Chemical

“I wish I would have had this class when I first started in operations. It simplified the troubleshooting process, and would reduce the learning curve to any new operator. The instructor is very knowledgeable and relates his points in a method that is clear and easy to understand. I feel I will be able to bring back what I learned to help others become more useful assets to the shift. Three days well spent.”  Signed: Matt, Operator

Chemical

“For only being an operator for 2 years I really took in a lot of information that I think will really help me out in years to come. This workshop showed me some great tools on how to approach a problem, troubleshoot it, and solve the problem. By having this workshop it really does boost my confidence on what I can do to solve a problem.  Great instructor, he did a good job explaining each step, and from this I feel a lot better about facing a problem. So thanks for giving me this opportunity to get this training. Great workshop!”  Signed John, Operator                                                                                                               

Chemical

“I definitely got a lot from this training. I came in not knowing much about the operations side of the job. My troubleshoot skills as an E&C mechanic benefited greatly from this training.” Signed: Mitch, E&C.

Refining

“Positive open environment.  Experience in delivery appreciated.  More bang in compact time that experienced in any other workshop.  Processes simple but well thought out.  Will mesh well with concepts now being delivered at job site.  Signed Frank, PACE Training Coord. 

Refining

“Best instructor and best, most informative class I have been to in my 22 years in the oil industry! Loved IT ! Thank you.  I would like to have a class like this that is unit specific!  Signed: William, Asst. Operator.


Staff turnover, production demand, increased environmental constraints and less-than-consistent training methods all can contribute to workforce problems and poor plant performance. In some companies, human error accounts for millions of dollars per year in scrap, defects, down time, returns and lost customers.  At K&S, we understand that each organization can face unique performance challenges requiring a wide range of solutions.  This is why K&S provides upfront professional consulting services utilizing needs analysis and a unique training/development process thus ensuring your performance goals and business challenges are met. 

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