In most Industries, youth dominates the field. New blood, new ideas, and a bright future with educated young adults who are pushing to succeed and prove themselves. But on the Industrial Process floor, that is not the case. Anyone who is familiar with Heat Treating/forging, Aerospace, Bio-pharmaceutical, or Power Generation
knows that the presence of young faces eager to learn is few and far between. This trend is causing us to see more inexperienced operators in the field, and since most major faults in industrial facilities are commented due to operational error it is important to get these fresh faced operators as much training as possible.
Better Trained operators = Safer work conditions
Knowledge and Training Retention
- Classroom = 5% of overall information
- Reading = 10% of overall information
- Job Shadowing = 30% of overall information
- Simulation = 78% of overall information
As you can see, the best was to train operators is to have simulated situations of facility activities. Simulation boards and units are the best way to train and test new operators and a great way to keep experienced operators sharp and ready to handle emergency situations.
So…why do you need competent operators?
- Asset Performance
It’s easy, the better your operators are, the more time you save, the more time you save the more money you make.
Schneider Electric offers the SimSci Simulation Software which allows operators to train on a computer in an identical environment to the process control room. This training tool provides an in-depth process understanding through accurate simulation models of the plant that aid in process analysis and operator training.
For more information on this and other Industrial Process products, please contact your local George T. Hall Company Representative.