ITOP: Inprocess Training for Operators
ITOP is a new approach for training operators and young engineers in subjects like Process Engineering and Unit Operations. This approach combines process simulation based exercises with classroom training, and motivates the attendees to experience complex theories through hands-on exercises
- Through ITOP, the operators gain better process understanding, leading to increased plant reliability and improvement in overall operator performance, as well as improved ability to operate the plants in a safe way
- ITOP can be adapted to support the company’s existing training strategy
- ITOP proves to the authorities the company’s investment in operators’ knowledge in order to be able to operate safely
Today, one of the most critical concerns in the process industry is to maintain and improve the know-how required to safely and efficiently operate the process plants.Inprocess has extended existing training concepts by developing an innovative program combining class-room training and PC-based exercises. In this way, Inprocesshas generated synergies that present the operator with chemical and process engineering concepts applicable to any plant, while also allowing the operator to learn the principles of all unit operations, and rendering unnecessary the need for access to a complex and costly plant training environment.