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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

Project execution plan document template

This is to be used by the project managers who are responsible for executing the project. It is the basis for the plans to be used in the execution. An OTS project is no different from other projects in requiring defined plans; there are often many people involved who have to integrate their activities and relatively complex technical details that need to be understood to set the execution of the project. It ranges from the mundane (for example, purchasing and later shipping) to specifics (for example, model testing and how this will be structured – the location, systems installed, team members present).


A brief introduction to the project and the deliverables will be required, with typical subsections including the following:

  • The purpose and objectives of the project
  • Details of some of the system architecture anticipated
  • Delivery requirements (space availability, scheduled dates)
  • Abbreviations...