TSC provides products for Process Training and Plant Operations Verification. The training level and system complexity can range from the very simplest household process, like filling a bathtub, to high accuracy models of the most complex plants in the oil, gas and process production worldwide.

Training Packages for the Classroom

TSC produces a range of products specifically designed for training and assessment in the classroom. They range from Introduction level to NVQ 3 or equivalent. Take a look at the Bath Time SIM 1100 as an example of a fun introduction to Process Control, suitable for secondary schools and even earlier.

At the basic learning level Control Loops and the interaction between elements of a process plant can be explored and learned. A range of simple models introduces each of the main elements of a process system, including Valves, Pumps, Vessels and Heat Exchangers in a memorable way. Their use is then shown in processes such as Gas Compression, Separation, Gas Treatment and Simple Columns. Finally complete process systems can be started up and shut down by groups of trainees in a Virtual Control Room. This environment also teaches and assesses those vital communication skills needed for real-time operations.

TSC now adds blended learning to this range, with two classroom-safe hardware units that link into the simulation interface. The IPC 201 covers the four basic control elements of Flow, Pressure, Temperature and Level. The TPS 200 is a fully functional Three Phase Separator based on safe non-hydrocarbon oil.

Site Specific Solutions

TSC has an enviable reputation for generating dynamically accurate simulation models that represent actual plant systems for both Operator Training and Validation studies. TSC has provided BP with most of its site specific control room operator training simulations worldwide, and especially for its major production facilities in Azerbaijan over the past 8 years. TSC has provided ExxonMobil with all its site specific control room operator training simulators for its process facilities on its giant Sakhalin project.

The many other examples from TSC include offshore platform upgrades for operator training for Talisman, gas storage facility control rooms for UK, and the control room operator training simulator for a new £600M system at the UK’s nuclear plant at Sellafield.

TSC specialises in the emulation of the control screen graphics. Emulated systems from TSC include of Emerson DeltaV, ABB, Honeywell, Siemens, Rockwell Automation and others. These allow a cost-effective site simulation solution to be run at very high graphical fidelity on standard Windows PCs, with no ongoing licencing costs.

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Emergency Management - MEM

TSC supplies the process models and systems used by many of the worlds major trainers in Emergency Management including Falck Safety, Altor Systems, and ASET Academy and also for specific centres such as PDO in Oman and the BP Caspian Technical Training Centre.

Each is tailored to provide a simulation in the style needed for your training. The Emergency Management Models will run on a standard PC or laptop. They are also arranged for maximum benefit to be run in the TSC Virtual Control Room

A TSC developed telephone system exchange running on one of the simulation system is available especially as a tool to assist with the communication skills required for Emergency Management.

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Engineering Consultancy

The TSC dynamic system software uses engineering quality, multi-component, thermo-dynamic modelling for all our models, right across the range of basic training to complex site-specific simulators. Using this, TSC provides a model building and analysis service to validate and optimise the dynamic operation and control of specific plant.

TSC has wide expertise in gas compression and storage systems, and has provided validation studies for over half of all the UK National Gas Transmissions Network compressor stations, and many of the gas storage caverns. The service includes for complete plant start-up optimisation for oil and gas production facilities, and for dynamic safety checks in HIPPS systems.

This engineering consultancy is provided for all sectors. Most recently an engineering design study conducted for a major nuclear facility for Sellafield in the UK found a potential dynamic operability weakness that was then optimised out before final commissioning, saving huge costs for the project.