Inprocess white paper suggesting what to do to request and exploit a Lifecycle OTS
Operator Training Simulators (OTS) have become an integral element of the Operator Competency Development Programs of the process industry. The dynamic simulation technology has evolved from the early days, incorporating new training functionalities and communication capabilities. On the other side, modern Integrated Control and Safety Systems (ICSS) include independent soft-controller tools to allow an exhaustive check-out of the ICSS and the OTS development. This has enabled flexible and customizable OTS architectures, which reduces significantly the development costs and maximizes the value of the OTS investment. The main focus of this article is to provide recommendations and advices to Operating Companies (OpCo) and Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) Companies when they embark in a tender process to procure an OTS.