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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

Integration with the ICSS

As soon as the process model has been signed off in the MAT, the OTS supplier can start integrating it with the ICSS. But waiting until this point to get the integration going will result in the loss of very precious time, and integration with the ICSS should be considered from the point where modelers are building the process model.

Getting the ICSS hardware set up and the ICSS databases loaded into it will take weeks, so this needs to start well before the MAT finishes, with some contingency plans to cater for unknowns.

There are two ways to integrate the process model with the ICSS:

  • Cold integration – Integrate the ICSS with a shutdown case of the process model.
  • Hot integration – Integrate the ICSS with a full production case of the process model.

Each type of integration has advantages and disadvantages. In cold integration, the integration engineer integrates all I/O points in one go as the process is shut down,...