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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

Maintenance manual document template

This is to be used by the person(s) responsible for maintaining the OTS and making changes to the software/hardware when needed.


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

  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Holds
  • Abbreviations

The main purpose of this manual is for the OTS end user to use it in the day-to-day maintenance of the OTS, and explaining how to keep the system healthy from a hardware and software point of view. It also covers how to back up the OTS software to help in any file recovery, or even disaster recovery, and what to back up.

System architecture

Typical subsections include the following:

  • Software architecture overview
  • ICSS configuration
  • Simulation components
  • System integration

It is important to explain the system architecture and how it all fits together, including the simulation components and communication...