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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 3

Project type: CCGT, UK

ICSS emulation: Hybrid – Foxboro I/A®

Gas turbine control: Hybrid – GE Mark VIe®

Model fidelity: High fidelity – AVEVA DYNSIM®

This was an ICSS replacement to Foxboro I/A® and an upgrade in GE software from Mark V® to Mark VIe®. There was a window of 21 days to install the new ICSS software and new hardware. Due to the tests done on the OTS, the new ICSS was installed, and the startup happened in less than 21 days. Some other benefits were as follows:

  • The ICSS Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) was done on the OTS.
  • The ICSS software was shipped and installed on site, while the FAT on the OTS was still going on, saving very valuable time.
  • All operators were trained on the new ICSS.
  • Many engineering studies were done on the simulator.

This OTS was first delivered in 2007 and the system is still in use at the time of writing this book.