The finalists had made their way through elimination rounds, and besides getting a chance to win the title of National Champion, they received training at Metso office in Hakkila, Vantaa prior to the final competition. Metso professionals gave the finalists insights to Metso valves as well as tips for them to perform at their best in the finals. The final task, however, featured a different kind of Metso valve which made the task challenging to each finalist.
The finalists were given three hours to finish the task and only one competitor made it to the control valve calibration phase. “The task was challenging but not impossible. We had thought that the piping phase would be the most difficult part of the task but the finalists got that covered. Assembling the valve seemed to cause more problems” noticed Marko Kivinen and Sakari Rinne, Metso professionals evaluating the performances. “The beginning was difficult but then I got the hang of it”, agrees finalist Matias Kangastie, from the Vocational School of Central Ostrobothnia. All the competitors seemed extremely calm while working, regardless of the situation.