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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

Emulated ICSS representation

In the next section, we will discuss high-fidelity simulators. The benefits of this type of simulator will depend on how good the ICSS emulation is.

If the emulation is perfect, then the benefits will be as detailed in the following High-fidelity replica simulators – digital twins section.

Otherwise, the benefits will reduce, especially in the control and safety section, depending on how good the emulation is.

Let's just assume a high-fidelity process model is integrated into an emulated ICSS that is done by a third-party software emulation and not the ICSS supplier translation tools. In this case, the emulation cannot be a 100% faithful translation of the ICSS control and something will be "lost in translation." Hence, the benefits will be less. But equally, the cost of the OTS will be reduced, so there will always be a balance struck between the benefits and the investment in the project. Based on that, one type or the ot...