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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

Project 2

Project type: Fixed platforms, UK, North Sea

ICSS emulation: Hybrid – Emerson DeltaV®

Compressor control: Emulation – AspenTech HYSYS®

Model fidelity: High fidelity – AspenTech HYSYS®

This project was a greenfield High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) gas field for three platforms in the UK's North Sea. The digital twin was delivered many months before first gas (the very first time the plant is operated and produces gas):

  • All CROs were trained on three different levels of training, introductory, startup, and abnormal operations, achieving before first gas the competence levels that the project required them to have.
  • All field operators were trained on two levels of training, introductory and startup, before first gas.
  • All operation supervisors were trained before first gas.
  • All operating procedures were validated on the OTS.
  • During the building of the OTS, around 50 engineering items (ICSS and process...