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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


The SAT should be a travel-well test really as the software and hardware have been tested and approved during the FAT. In the SAT, we just need to make sure that the hardware that was tested during the FAT has been shipped to site and is in healthy condition. Similarly, we need to make sure the software that was tested in the FAT is still installed correctly same as it was on the last day of the FAT.

SAT is the stage where the OTS supplier will need to verify that they are delivering the right system to the contractor, and that should be checked against the SOR and/or the contract.

The SAT should confirm the following:

  • All hardware is up and running and in good health.
  • All hardware warranties should be transferred from the supplier to the contractor.
  • All software licenses should be handed to the contractor.
  • Ensure all outstanding FAT points have been fixed.
  • Start a new warranty issues table and list any issues that cannot be fixed during the SAT and...