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Training | Control Engineering | Operating Excellence

Training Courses

For Improved Performance, Productivity and Returns

S&D Consulting offers training programs in process control engineering and process industry operating excellence to help you optimize your business opportunities, performance and return on investment. Our petrochemical process design and automation consulting experts have pooled their knowledge and experience to provide clients with a distinct edge in the market. From process design to operational excellence and process control,we cover key areas which form the foundations of successful enterprise.

We strongly believe that our value lies in quickly identifying and efficiently managing critical and common challenges to ensure your present and future projects run smoothly. Training is critical to business success and growth, a need that our clients rely on us to help them meet. We are currently offering three courses.

S&D Consulting provides the following training courses:

  1. Practical Process ControlA 5-day vendor-neutral class for process design engineers, process control engineers and control systems staff of all experience levels.Read More>>
  2. Obtaining and Maintaining Operating Excellence in the Process IndustryThe main focus of this program is:
    • The cost of losing operating excellence;
    • The engineering skills necessary to achieve operating excellence;
    • Developing a good theoretical and practical understanding of the process and process equipment, and theoretically based metrics;
    • Stewarding and applying theoretically based metrics on a daily basis for classifying and solving problems;
    • Steps involved in a rapid response problem solving approach;
    • The impact of not taking action.
  3. Dynamic Analysis: The Forgotten Side of Process DesignFocused on analysis of the dynamics of operating processes and how to incorporate this analysis into the day to day analog and digital control of processes for optimum operations and product production.  The course covers these topics:
    • Before Computers
    • The Digital Evolution
    • The Design Process
    • Dynamic Analysis
      • Process Dynamics
      • Non-linear Behavior
  4. Distillation ControlFocused on how to design and application of tools, knowledge and practical process control to achieve optimum distillation control. Includes focus on these areas:
    • What Is Process Control?
    • The difference between a Process Control Engineer and a Process Engineer
    • PID and MPC
    • Tuning: The “Black Art” of Process Control
    • The Two Distillation Control Handles

To highlight the importance of training to excellence in operation, see this video that is an excerpt from a presentation made at the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) in New Delhi by our President, Michael Taube, on the subject of “Regaining Operating Excellence Through Enhanced Training”.

Video Duration: 30 Minutes

Over the past 20 years, S&D Consulting has delivered measurable results for our clients within the country and overseas. We are dedicated to our mission of providing them with absolute value; whether it is through our automation consulting services or coaching programs. Our training solutions further help realize our objective of enabling you to make the most of resources (especially your personnel) and doing better with what you have.

Contact us to learn more about how our process design and optimization training services can help transform your operations and increase your returns.

We serve petrochemical and refining companies across the United States as well as in New Zealand and Australia.

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