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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

Kick-off meeting

When the project is awarded, the first meeting between the stakeholders, end users, suppliers, and subcontractors will be at the KOM. Usually, this will take place at the OTS contractor's offices, where there is quick access to documentation such as P&IDs, Heat and Mass Balance (H&MB) reports, and so on. But it could be held at the supplier's offices if it is more convenient to all stakeholders.

The typical duration for this meeting is between 2 and 5 days. It depends on what is agreed to take place during this meeting and how big the OTS scope is. I prefer to do as much as possible in this meeting as this will help to kick-start a healthy OTS project.

A typical KOM agenda will be discussed next, providing details for every point. These details might not necessarily fit all projects, but they should fit most projects.