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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

Engineering maintenance

This training will be directed to the OTS engineer(s) that will maintain the OTS modeling and control emulation software.

This training should concentrate on the following areas:

  • Maintenance of the process model
  • Maintenance of the control emulation
  • Maintenance of third-party emulations

As for the process model, the supplier should explain the process model and how it communicates with the different PAMs, with the ICSS emulation, and with any other third-party software.

At the end of the training, the contractor should be able to maintain the process model and be able to make minor changes to the process model at a minimum. In some cases, the contractor is able (and willing) to make larger changes, and in these cases, the training might be expanded at the request of the contractor.

Similarly, on the ICSS control emulation front, the supplier needs to explain the scope of emulation and how out-of-scope emulation is dealt with.