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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 plan document template

This document will set out the project training plan. It should be a very detailed plan that will go into the content of every training session.

Examples of sections to be included in this document are as follows.


In this section, it should be detailed how the OTS training plan should set out the project plan to utilize the OTS and define the training requirements. Example subsections include the following:

  • Objective
  • DT
  • Benefits of the DT

The objective of this document is to align with the organization's training philosophy and provide the approach to every training session planned on the OTS.

Competency and assessment

The key principles for competency are knowledge, understanding, experience, and personal characteristics. Following the OTS experience, it is important that the trainees feel they are well trained and prepared, comfortable in their own ability to meet the requirements of their role...