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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

Control engineering

With a high-fidelity simulator, you will get the most benefits of simulating the ICSS. Here are some examples of using these simulators in the control engineering aspect:

  • During the building of the digital twin, the supplier and the end user can collaborate to capture all of the ICSS errors and report them to the project.

This will be discussed further in Chapter 4, OTS Going Forward Toward Digital Twins.

  • ICSS error capturing can continue while the digital twin is used for training, and the errors are reported back to the project. The process will need to be controlled and carefully documented.
  • Performing alarm rationalization on the digital twin.
  • Validating any control strategy changes on the digital twin.
  • Validating any safety system changes on the digital twin.
  • Tuning all the control loops on the digital twin and moving the parameters to the main ICSS. Doing this away from the control room is a big cost-saving exercise....