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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 cloud is the way forward

Most OTS suppliers offer to place OTS on the cloud. This will have a huge advantage for both contractors and suppliers.

The use of virtual machines is becoming increasingly prevalent in the industry. As we have seen earlier, the footprint for an OTS could be an issue for many contractors, so could the suppliers solve this by putting everything on the cloud?

Of course they could! Instead of having an OTS with many servers, it can all be virtualized and put on a server on the cloud, leaving the contractor with fewer operator stations to connect to the virtual machines on the cloud.

Depending on the contractor's security policy, the cloud options are as follows:

  • Private
  • Public
  • Hybrid

The private cloud option means having the servers on the contractor's side and this will be the highest security level. Another option is to have a third party such as Amazon or Microsoft host the virtual machines on their servers, which...