Optimize training using a high-fidelity simulator
Here are lessons learned from a Russian methanol plant
Modern plants are heat-integrated
and increasingly automated. This fact diminishes the
operators ability to intervene in a quick and effective
manner should an incident occur. Under normal working
conditions, the operator can apply basic knowledge
successfully. At the first sign of a fault condition, the
operator acknowledges the event in a clearly defined manner. As
the abnormal situation continues, interdependent events
propagate and a multitude of alarms go off. This causes the
human response to deteriorate, forcing decisions to be made
based on experience and best judgment.1,2
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