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Operator Training Simulator Handbook

By : Joseph Philip
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Operator Training Simulator Handbook

By: Joseph Philip

Overview of this book

Operator training simulators in the process industry have been around since the 1970s, but you may not find a book that documents the development of these systems and the standard best practices. The Operator Training Simulator Handbook covers best practices for OTS engineering and OTS training development and delivery, starting from the basic the jargon and the different types of OTS systems. It will take you through the best approaches to project specification as well as building, maintenance, planning, and delivering these systems by sharing real-life experiences and dos and don’ts. As you advance, you'll uncover the various challenges in the planning and delivery of operator training models and understand how to address those by working through real-world projects. This book helps in specifying the best fit for purpose, choosing a cost-effective system when acquiring an OTS. You'll also learn how you can turn your OTS projects into digital twins before finally learning all about documentation in a typical OTS project, covering the sample structure that you can use as a starting point in your projects. By the end of the book, you'll have learned best practices for developing operator training simulator systems and have a reference guide to overcome common challenges.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction, Definitions, and Classifications
Section 2: Best Practices for the Development of OTS Systems
Section 3: OTS' Future, Training Model, and Reference Documents


  • What is an operator training simulator (OTS)?
  • What is a multi-purpose dynamic simulator (MPDS)?
  • What is an initial condition (IC)?
  • What are generic malfunctions?
  • What are Filed Operated Devices (FODs)?
  • What is the difference between a generic simulator and a replica simulator?
  • What is a full replica simulator?
  • What is the difference between an emulated ICSS and a stimulated ICSS?
  • You are working on an upstream project and the company needs to invest in a simulator to train operators before the first plant startup (first oil). As well as this, the company will need to use the simulator to verify operating procedures and check the ICSS alarm and trip settings. What type of simulator would you go for?