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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


Here are some of the benefits in the operations area:

  • Train all Control Room Operators/Technicians (CROs/CRTs) on the simulator.
  • Train all outside (field) operators on the simulator.
  • Train all operation supervisors on the simulator.

In Chapter 5, OTS Training and Delivery, we will discuss the training that can be achieved with these types of simulators for the preceding points.

  • Write and validate all operating procedures on the simulator.
  • Usually, procedures are written by technical writers using P&IDs, control narratives and operations manuals. This is usually a very hard task to do not knowing what the ICSS will look like in the end and how it will behave. Having a simulator is a big advantage firstly in having the procedures written down with far fewer errors and secondly in finding errors when they are validated on the simulator during a special validation session and the actual training.

For a greenfield project (or an ICSS...