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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

Model thermodynamics

In this section, the entire model component slate, all process components used in the process model, used should be listed. All thermodynamic methods used for every model section and why those methods have been chosen should be described as well.

The model time step should be noted, with all modeling software default settings discussed. The ambient pressure and temperature used should be stated.

The model's accuracy and allowable deviation calculation methods should be described. In this section, the H&MB to be used by the OTS supplier should be referenced. Every area of the model should be described, along with the special assumptions made in the model. Each piece of equipment should be listed, how it will be modeled, and what data from the datasheets it will use.