Running a plant that isn’t there … yet!Operator Training Simulator (OTS) contributes to smooth start-ups
Linde expanded its existing gasification complex at Jurong Island, integrating it with ExxonMobil's project to produce and supply additional hydrogen and synthesis gas. With a capacity of 900 tons of hydrogen per day, it is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The operators were able to train for the go-live in advance thanks to a simulator of the real-world process control system specially developed by Linde. The simulator contributed to a smooth start-up by giving operators a chance to get ahead by practicing the various operation and control tasks that awaited them.
“With this order of magnitude and level of complexity, providing a high-fidelity simulation model is key to successful operator training and plant start-up,” says Andreas Kröner, Head of LE IT for Process Design & Control.
We offer standard simulator solutions for hydrogen and air separation plants and can develop customized solutions for further process plants if required. Our central training environment provides several process models, computing resources and training infrastructure. It is accessible to plant operator personnel worldwide.
Training plant operator personnel before new plants are up and running provides a number of benefits from day one. Not only have trained operators the insights they need to improve performance and efficiency, they are also much better equipped to avoid risks. Real-world training is a great opportunity for plant operators to fill knowledge gaps and expand their expertise, build confidence for start-up, shutdown and unforeseen events, and manage day-to-day, routine operations more smoothly. Our OTS also brings trainees up to speed on new techniques and the latest technology advances.
Here at Linde, we are honored to support our customers on their learning journey. Building on our OTS offering, our wider PLANTSERV® service portfolio reaches beyond training to accompany our customers in the longer term at all stages of your asset lifecycle.
We develop customized Operator Training Simulation (OTS) models for all Linde plants, hosting the simulators on our LOTP or directly on your site.
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