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Fine-tune diesel hydrotreating operations

10.01.2011  |  Harismiadis, V. I.,  Hyperion Systems Engineering Modeling and Simulation, Athens, GreeceAlDaiel, A. T.,  Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi ArabiaAlMulla, M. M.,  Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi ArabiaAlNajrani, M. A.,  Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi ArabiaChaitanya, K.,  Hyperion Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Pune, IndiaDeshpande, A. ,  Hyperion Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Pune, India

This refinery used a simulator to train operators effectively

Keywords: [training] [simulation model] [simulator] [diesel hydrotreater] [process control] [employee training] [operator] [safety]

Modern plants are heat integrated and are increasingly more automated. Smooth processing conditions dull the operators’ skills in handling abnormal events. Likewise, fewer young people are entering refinery operations as senior personnel retire. To remedy the experience gap, a Middle East refinery opted to use an operator training simulator for a new diesel hydrotreater. This program focused on training and fine-tuning the needed skill set for the hydrotreater operations’ employees.

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