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Qatar Petroleum Improves Operator Performance and Training with UniSim

  1. 1. Qatar Petroleum Improves Operator Performance and Training with UniSim“The UniSim operator training simulator is a highly effective tool and has become an indispensible part ofour training program. The hands-on experience has dramatically shortened the job training period.” Soud Jaleel Al-Ruwaili, Assistant Manager, Production Operations, Gas Recycling, Qatar PetroleumBenefitsQatar Petroleum chose Honeywell’s UniSim® Operationstraining simulation software for its advanced operator trainingsolution which allows users to become fully familiar with allaspects of the control system before operating the plant.Through implementing UniSim at its Dukhan gas recyclingplant, Qatar Petroleum has gained a training simulator thatprovides a true representation of its DCS, and has stronglyimproved software familiarization. Additional benefits include: Comprehensive training program for current and future panel operators Qatar Petroleum’s gas recycling plant in Dukhan improved Reduced job training period with hands-on experience operational training with Honeywell’s UniSim. Helped overcome skills shortage The gas recycling plant in Dukhan was commissioned in Reduced post-shutdown startup time 1998 with the objective of recovering condensate and raw natural gas liquids (NGL) from the Arab-D reservoir. The plant Established a career progression path for additional was upgraded in 2003 for the recovery of ethane-rich NGL. training modules with increasing complexity Challenge Allows creation and demonstration of actual plant After its expansion in Dukhan, Qatar Petroleum faced new problems for operator training plant complexities with both process and technological upgrades. The gas recycling plant is a single train with highBackground demands on plant reliability and availabiity, and the plant hasQatar Petroleum started as a small topping plant in 1958 and highly advanced plant protection systems, includinghas grown over the years, successfully making the state of automated shutdown and blowdown systems.Qatar self-sufficient and export-oriented in refined oil andpetroleum products. The main finished products are liquefied With a shortage of skilled trainers and the need for trainees topetroleum gas (LPG), naptha, gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and upgrade their skill level, Qatar Petroleum recognized the needfuel oil. for an operator training simulator to train new employees and to aid with resource and skill retention.
  2. 2. Qatar Petroleum Improves Operator Performance and Training Period with UniSimSolution Honeywell and Qatar Petroleum developed a comprehensiveQatar Petroleum chose to implement Honeywell’s UniSim training program for current and future panel operators. AOperations Suite which includes an advanced instructor competency certification program was initiated andstation, a process/control/logic modeling engine, a direct successfully implemented which has identified clearconnect DCS interface and advanced graphics software. It Qatarization plans for new recruits. Qatarization is a programallows training for new and existing operators to ensure designed to increase the number of Qatari nationals in all jointcontinued familiarity with the system. UniSim provides highly venture industries and government departments, including theefficient training because it is interactive and identical to the industry and energy sector. A career progression path hasactual DCS user interface, provides risk-free and repeatable been established based on various training modules withexercises, and trains operators for normal situations and increasing complexity.specific disturbances. “The UniSim operator training simulator is a highly effectiveThe UniSim solution models routine operational scenarios, tool and has become an indispensible part of our trainingincluding startup operations (cold start), normal shutdown program. The hands-on training experience has dramaticallyoperations, normal steady-state operations and emergency shortened the job training period and helped increase theoperations. In addition, the system is capable of simulating confidence in our operators and other personnel,” said Soudoperations dictated by process disturbances and equipment Al-Ruwaili.failures introduced by the instructor. The UniSim operatortraining solution represents the Dukhan plant’s DCS, andprovides emulation of the Honeywell DCS and FailsafeController, TriStation and Triconex logic systems, and basic UniSim® is a registered trademark of Honeywell International Inc.emulation of turbine controls.“The involvement of trained operators and process engineerswith the development of the operator training simulatorprocess model from concept to commissioning resulted in ahighly effective and realistic training simulator,” said SoudJaleel Al-Ruwaili, Assistant Manager, Production Operations,Gas Recycling, Qatar Petroleum.More InformationFor more information on UniSim simulationsolutions, visit www.honeywell.com/ps or contact  your Honeywell account manager.  Automation & Control SolutionsProcess SolutionsHoneywell1860 W. Rose Garden LanePhoenix, AZ 85027Tel: 800-822-7673 SS-10-08-ENG January 2010www.honeywell.com/ps © 2010 Honeywell International Inc.

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