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Put training back into operator training simulators

06.01.2011  |  Glaser, D.,  Simulation Solutions, Inc., Shrewsbury, New Jersey

This five-step approach is low-cost and offers safer learning experiences

Keywords: [operator training] [simulators] [management]

A great deal of effort and expense goes into the technical development of an operator training simulator (OTS) without a commensurate effort in planning for its implementation as a training tool. Because of this, OTS benefits are not fully realized, and, after limited initial use (often for a new plant startup), an OTS falls into disuse. A proven systematic five-step approach for implementing OTS over the long term is described in detail, along with testimonials from OTS users. The five steps include: identification, normal operations, startup and shutdown, troubleshooting, and optimization. The use of OTS to develop applied skills such as cooperation, communication and supervision is also covered.

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Yes, Olefins cracking models are possible, as are a variety of modules that relate to Ethylene Plant training. Prices vary with scope.


Does these OTS have the Olefins cracking model, Polymerization reactor model. Since these are proprietary items what is required to model these into this OTS? What is the price of this OTS?
Sr.V.P- TS&P

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