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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

Training and assessment matrix

The training matrix example shown in Table 5.1 can be edited to adjust levels of assessment and add or delete the various training categories.

The purpose of this matrix is to define the minimum requirements to be met for each element of competence.

The symbol X signifies that assessments of standards defined in this document are required and medium evidence standards are acceptable.

The symbol C signifies that the activity is regarded as critical (high risk, H rating) and only verification involving witnessing by a trained assessor is acceptable.

If the symbol Ex appears in column 5, then this means it should be addressed by means of an exercise program.

The five sections in Table 5.1 refer to the following:

  1. Normal operation, routines
  2. Controlled startup and shutdown
  3. Preparation for maintenance
  4. Re-instatement after maintenance
  5. Control of emergencies

Let's see what the training matrix contains: