Safety training systems using a virtual plant linked dynamic simulator

A. Nakai, K. Suzuki

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Abstract

Safety culture is of great importance in chemical engineering. Because many kinds of hazardous materials are in use at chemical facilities, if a severe accident happens, there is a risk of serious harm to employees and the residents of the local community. With this in mind, society needs to be assured of the safety and reliability of chemical plants. However, as the retirement rate of skilled workers is advancing in Japan, these experts’ knowledge and skills are being lost as inexperienced, young operators take control. As a result, operators/workers cannot adequately respond to abnormal situations at chemical plants. In this paper, we propose a safety training system that employs a computer-based virtual plant. The system is linked to a dynamic simulator. The safety awareness of operators will improve with this experiential training related to cases of unstable situations. In order to build a reliable safety culture, mutual understanding and the sharing of safety information are important. This system is useful for the transference of technology and safety knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems - Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015
EditorsLuca Podofillini, Bruno Sudret, Božidar Stojadinović, Enrico Zio, Wolfgang Kröger
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages3843-3848
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138028791
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015 - Zurich, Swaziland
Duration: Sep 7 2015Sep 10 2015

Publication series

NameSafety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems - Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015

Conference

Conference25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015
Country/TerritorySwaziland
CityZurich
Period9/7/159/10/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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