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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

3D virtualization

In the last decade, we have seen 3D virtualization enter the market and all the main suppliers are offering it with their DT offering.

So, what is 3D virtualization and what is it used for?

Since every asset comes with some sort of 3D software model, suppliers can take these models and make all the outside (field) operations (manual valves, locally started pumps, fire buttons, and so on) accessible to a trainee wearing 3D goggles.

This way, all outside operators can be trained in a back office on how to access these points in the most effective way.

We hear all the stories from operators on how difficult it is to get to some outside operation points. But if you train the operators well before the first startup on these points, then that will be a big timesaver when you start running the plant.

I have seen some software that has built-in malfunctions so you can imitate a fire while a trainee is in the middle of their work so they learn the best way to...