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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

Learning management systems

The term Learning Management Systems (LMSs) has been used in recent years with OTS systems. In the past, OTS systems were used as standalone systems to train operators. These days, large organizations use LMSs to standardize training offerings across their organization and to demonstrate compliance in informing their employees of the organizational culture, as well as deploying training and monitoring the skills attained by employees.

Everyone in a large organization will be familiar with these systems as they are asked to complete training modules in specific areas, such as governance and behavior in the workplace, alcohol and drug policy, computer systems and internet usage, confidentiality, and security safety. A short presentation followed by questions and answers is issued and logged as a means of communication.

These systems are extended into the deployment of more general training courses and the results achieved. It is clear how a generic OTS...