What is NAPTA's Troubleshooting Skills Competition?
The North American Process Technology Alliance’s Troubleshooting Skills Competition (TSC) was created as a venue for advanced Process Technology students to demonstrate hands-on skills in real-time process problem solving.
Troubleshooting skills are necessary for developing a highly competent petrochemical workforce in the U.S., maintaining consistent high-quality production, and contributing to the security, safety, and regulatory compliance of our facilities.
This signature event pits the best student teams from educational institutions across the country in a competition for the title “NAPTA Troubleshooting Champions”.
The Value of TSC for Educators and Industry
Enhanced problem-solving/troubleshooting skills help with student understanding of the process, help them to be safer employees, and helps them to be better team players. All these traits are high on the list for employers in their search for entry level employees.
The 2022 NAPTA Troubleshooting Skills Competition (TSC) is a two-round competition:
- Open Round
- Championship Round
Up to forty (40) teams from NAPTA member colleges from across the country will compete in the Open Round to be one of the top ten schools to advance to the Championship Round.
Teams will travel to the host school to compete using a PC-based dynamic process simulator.
Stay Tuned for information and updates about our 2022 Competition
|When:||Thurs-Sat April 21-23, 2022|
|Where:||The LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical and Energy Training (CPET) San Jacinto College|
|Why:||To Enhance the Troubleshooting Skills of Tomorrow’s Process Operators|
|REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 11, 2022|
NAPTA 2021 Virtual Troubleshooting Skills Competition - TSC IV
CONGRATULATIONS "Team DCDR" from Victoria College in Victoria, TX our 2021 Troubleshooting Champions!
2nd Place "Team Lincoln Trail College" from Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, IL
3rd Place "Team High Octane" from Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont, TX
Congratulations also, and thanks, to all the teams that competed, and all the sponsors and supporters that made TSC IV a VIRTUAL success!
Troubleshooting materials in the form of an Instructor Lesson Plan and a Student Learning Plan are available at this link.
Designed to be used in the classroom, these materials are downloadable and free-of-charge. Some are simulator-based, others are paper-based for use in classroom troubleshooting exercises.
2021 TSC IV
2019 TSC III