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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

Sample training plan

In this section, we will use an example to plan a training for our plant that has four shifts (A1, A2, B1, and B2) on a 3/3 rotation. Within each shift and in order of priority, the following personnel has been scheduled for OTS training:

  • CROs (x2): Need to be ICSS competent prior to the hook-up and commissioning phase and must have completed all courses prior to first gas/oil.
  • Production technician (x1): Need to have completed introductory and intermediate (short) courses to assist CROs and provide basic stand-in cover as required, and as a foundation for development into the CRO role.
  • Supervisor (x1): Introductory and intermediate (short) course beneficial in support of role during first gas.
  • Instrument operator (x2): Will complete the introductory course to assist with daily tasks and provide additional relief cover to CROs as required, and for later training and development into the CRO role.

An instrument operator is allocated to...