A Study on Plant Training System Platform for the Collaboration Training between Operator and Field Workers

운전자와 현장조업자의 협동훈련을 위한 플랜트 훈련시스템 플랫폼 연구

  • Received : 2015.10.06
  • Accepted : 2015.11.11
  • Published : 2015.12.01


Operator Training Simulators (OTSs) provide macroscopic training environment for plant operation. They are equipped with simulation systems for the emulation of remote monitoring and controlling operations. OTSs typically provide 2D block diagram-based graphic user interface (GUI) and connect to process simulation tools. However, process modeling for OTSs is a difficult task. Furthermore, conventional OTSs do not provide real plant field information since they are based on 2D human machine interface (HMI). In order to overcome the limitation of OTSs, we propose a new type of plant training system. This system has the capability required for collaborative training between operators and field workers. In addition, the system provides 3D virtual training environment such that field workers feel like they are in real plant site. For this, we designed system architecture and developed essential functions for the system. For the verification of the proposed system design, we implemented a prototype training system and performed experiments of collaborative training between one operator and two field workers with the prototype system.


HMI;ITS;OTS;Plant training system;Virtual reality


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