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Challenges and Benefits of Remote Operator Training using Cloud-Deployed High-Fidelity, First-Principles Based Standard Operator Training Simulators (SOTS)

Originally delivered May 28, 2020
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    Archived Webinar
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  • Duration:
    1.09 hours

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Operator Training Simulators (OTS) have long been utilized to improve the skills of an operational workforce, thereby increasing plant performance, improving plant-wide safety, and ultimately increasing company profits through increased throughput and plant availability.  Implementing OTS remotely, and quickly can present its own unique set of challenges and benefits.   This presentation focuses on a recent OTS project executed by Corys for remote training of personnel from multiple refinery sites using high-fidelity, First Principles based standard models and shares technology selection, design features and limitations, challenges, tangible benefits and lessons learned during the implementation of the cloud-deployed SOTS. 


Suhas Kulkarni

Suhas Kulkarni holds a Masters of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University and has been a Lead Engineer in the Dynamic Simulation Industry for 25 years. His responsibilities include: Detailed Functional Specification Development, Model Design Implementation and Testing, DCS Linking, Commissioning & Training.Read more

Nathan Leonard

Nathan Leonard holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Texas A&M University and has been in the Hydrocarbon Industry for 20 years, serving as Vice President of an engineering and fabrication firm before moving into Director roles in the Automation and Dynamic Simulation Industries.Read more



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