Operator Training Simulators (OTS) allow operators to train on a computer in an identical environment to the control room. SimSci simulation and training tools provide in-depth process understanding through accurate simulation models of the plant that aid in process analysis and operator training. This provides safe and efficient operations that benefit the plant, the workers, the surrounding community and the overall profitability of the company.
Today control room operators run mission critical processes across multibillion dollar businesses where missteps can be very costly in terms of safety, availability and profitability:
- According to a recent ARC Advisory Group study titled “Why We Need a Better Approach to Procedural Automation,” it was reported that operator error results in 42 percent of unscheduled plant shutdowns accounting for the highest dollar losses per incident in the process industries
- A recent J & H Marsh & McLennan report documents that the average cost per major incident related to Operator error exceeds $80M.
- The Chemical Safety Topical Committee sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) findings reveal there is one chemical incident per day on average in the U.S. with an estimated cost over $2 million per incident