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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

MAT document template

Model acceptance testing is the first witness test by the end user. It is important to start the witness testing on a positive that can set the scene for other tests.

The OTS is considered ready for the MAT when all process models are integrated and the model has gone through model acceptance readiness testing by the OTS supplier.

It is recommended not to make the MAT the first taste of the system by the end user. In Chapter 3, OTS Project Execution and Best Practices, we mentioned that every process model is built from integrating smaller process area models (PAMs). When all of these smaller pieces are integrated and tested together, then the model is ready for the MAT. These days, with virtual meetings being the norm, it is best to show the end user when every PAM is completed. This will help in identifying issues early enough in the build process and not to leave them to surprise everyone on the MAT day.

In this document, the OTS supplier should explain...