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Processes 2016, 4(4), 34;

Operator Training Simulator for an Industrial Bioethanol Plant

Biotechnology/IFM, Linköping University, 581 83 Linköping, Sweden
Lantmännen Reppe AB, 531 40 Lidköping, Sweden
Hochschule Furtwangen, University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, 78054 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
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Academic Editor: Michael Henson
Received: 21 July 2016 / Revised: 4 September 2016 / Accepted: 9 September 2016 / Published: 22 September 2016
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Operator training simulators (OTS) are software tools for training process operators in large-scale industrial applications. Here, we describe the development, implementation and training of an OTS for a large-scale industrial plant for bioethanol production. The design of the OTS is based on conceptual analysis (previously reported by us in this journal) of various configuration alternatives and training procedures at the plant. In this article, we report on how the conceptual design is used in simulation models and graphical user interfaces and how the design is applied for training of operators in the real plant environment. The results imply that OTS would be time- and cost-efficient tools for application in the biotechnological industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: OTS; bio-refinery; bioprocess industry; operator training OTS; bio-refinery; bioprocess industry; operator training

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Gerlach, I.; Tholin, S.; Hass, V.C.; Mandenius, C.-F. Operator Training Simulator for an Industrial Bioethanol Plant. Processes 2016, 4, 34.

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