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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

Chapter 4: OTS Going Forward Toward Digital Twins

One of the main aims of writing this book was this chapter. I wanted to see the Operator Training Simulator (OTS) projects move to using the new technologies available to turn these systems into Digital Twins (DTs). In this chapter, we will see how this can be achieved. In addition, we will look into the use of cloud systems and how they can be used to deliver OTS systems.

This chapter will require previous knowledge of OTS system delivery along with some knowledge of Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) project delivery. Many ICSS suppliers have their own OTS teams to deliver these systems. Integrating these two system deliveries will benefit every stakeholder of these projects.

We will see how this can be achieved and the challenges that come with this model.

We'll cover the following main topics in this chapter:

  • Reaching the promised land
  • The cloud is the way forward
  • 3D virtualization