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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 and competency philosophy document template

This document will set out the strategy for training delivery and will define the criteria for success.

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


A brief introduction to the training and competency philosophy to be followed in the project will be required, with typical subsections including the following:

  • System overview.
  • A simple introduction to the DT system, concentrating on the capabilities of the system. The scope of the DT system needs to be mentioned here and, more importantly, the out-of-scope areas so that training limitations can be highlighted.
  • Training overview.
  • A general view of the training program and highlighting the competency that needs to be achieved when training is completed.


The purpose of the philosophy document will be explained in this section.


The DT training and competence philosophy document sets out the...