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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

Instructor manual document template

This is to be used by the training instructor on a day-to-day basis and as a reference manual for OTS usage.

This document should include the full scope of the system and the planned training program, which includes a training plan and schedules.

This document (either a hard copy in the simulator room or an electronic copy on the OTS system) can be presented at any time to any auditors (such as the HSSE) to illustrate the overall professional approach to the build, delivery, and training plan for the OTS.


A brief introduction to this manual will be required, with typical subsections including the following:

  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Holds
  • Abbreviations

The instructor manual should be written in a way to help the OTS instructor in their day-to-day use of the simulators, which is the main purpose of this document.

ICSS process control system overview

In this section, the ICSS control system is described...