Martin Skarle (Preem), Manel Serra, Jesús Gil Vilda, Josep-Anton Feliu (Inprocess)
Published in Hydrocarbon Engineering in January 2020
For more than a decade, r efinery panel operators at Preemraff have been coached on safety and operation excellence by hands-on training with an operator training simulator (OTS). The fluidised catalytic cracker (FCC) at the Lysekil Refinery was the first r efinery unit for which an OTS was built. In 2016, it w as decided to extend the use of such a training tool to two other existing units: the hydrogen production unit (HPU) and the Is ocracker unit (ICR). Furthermore, the existing FCC OTS had to be updated with recent plant changes.