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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


In the MAT, the OTS supplier will need to verify to the contractor that they have built the correct process model. If the MAT is successful and the contractor signs it off, it gives the supplier the green light to move to the next step and integrate the process model into the ICSS. It is very important to ensure the model is behaving correctly before moving to the next step.

The main points to ensure during the MAT are as follows:

  • Ensure the correct documentation is used to build the process model.
  • Ensure the correct H&MB is used to build the process model.
  • Ensure the correct datasheets have been used to build the process model.
  • Ensure the correct thermodynamic methods are used to build the process model.
  • Ensure the correct components are used to build the process model
  • Ensure the steady state model has been running in a steady condition for at least 12 hours.
  • Ensure the PAMs are communicating with each other and the connections are stable...