COURSE TITLE : PE0922 : Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of Upset in Process Plant
COURSE DATE : Mar 03 - Mar 07 2024
INSTRUCTOR : Mr. Mike Poulos Days
VENUE : Dubai, UAE
COURSE FEE : $ 5500
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Date : Jun 10 - Jun 14 (5 Days) Location : Abu Dhabi, UAE Classroom Fee (US$) : $ 5500 Course Info
Date : Sep 01 - Sep 05 (5 Days) Location : Al Khobar, KSA Classroom Fee (US$) : $ 5500 Course Info
Date : Dec 08 - Dec 12 (5 Days) Location : Doha, Qatar Classroom Fee (US$) : $ 6000 Course Info

Course Description

This practical and highly-interactive course includes various practical sessions and exercises. Theory learnt will be applied using our state-of-the-art simulators. This course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview on root cause analysis. It covers the operational principles and why plants get upset; finding effective solutions to event-based problems in refinery; collecting operational data like carryover, slippage, facilities, bottleneck, excess flaring, etc. and comparing with the PFDs, heart and material balance docs, data sheets and design info and PAT reports; identifying bottlenecks of facilities, instruments errors and human errors; reviewing and verifying operational reports to develop a method to solve the problems; defining the problem; and the characteristics of a troubleshooting problem and the process used to solve troubleshooting problems. During this interactive course, participants will learn the mental problem solving process; the overall summary of major skills and a worksheet; the practical example using the troubleshooter?s worksheet; selecting valid diagnostic actions; the complex operational troubleshooting; the fundamentals of root cause analysis; using root cause analysis techniques; the cause and effect principle; the framework of RCA including why-why analysis, breakthrough, DMAIC and RCA tools; and RCA candidate selection process; using the DMAIC process; effective interviewing and finding creative solutions and effective solutions; utilizing process engineering software for identifying root cause and troubleshooting; measuring equipment/facility performance and identifying deviations from the optimum design; developing solution to the issue; the lateral learning; and facilitating a workshop.


This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours

Workshops & Work Presentations
Case Studies & Practical Exercises
Videos, Software & Simulators

In an unlikely event, the course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons.


If this course is delivered online as a Virtual Training, the following limitations will be applicable

Certificates: Only soft copy certificates will be issued to participants through Haward’s Portal. This includes Wallet Card Certificates if applicable
Training Materials: Only soft copy Training Materials (PDF format) will be issued to participant through the Virtual Training Platform
Training Methodology: 80% of the program will be theory and 20% will be practical sessions, exercises, case studies, simulators or videos
Training Program: The training will be for 4 hours per day starting at 09:30 and ending at 13:30
H-STK Smart Training Kit: Not Applicable
Hands-on Practical Workshops: Not Applicable
Site Visit: Not Applicable
Simulators: Only software simulators will be used in the virtual courses. Hardware simulators are not applicable and will not be used in Virtual Training


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