Protomation – High fidelity Operator Training Solutions

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Custom made OTS

High fidelity Operator Training Simulator (OTS)

Protomation develops high fidelity Operator Training Simulator systems for a wide range of customers in different kind of industries. Customers of Protomation are licensers, engineering contractors, plant owners as well as the training centers

Custom made OTS

Some of the Operator Training Simulators (OTS) are joint efforts between Protomation and the licensers. Licensing of these applications is subject to certain conditions and approval. These applications can be tailored to customer’s requirements.

Protomation builds and delivers Operator Training Simulators based on high fidelity and robust dynamic ‘Process Studio process models‘ developed according to our customer’s requirements.

Protomation’s Project Execution Plan (PEP) is ISO9001:2015 certified. Our project approach includes four phases: Definition, Planning, Execution and Evaluation.


During the project definition phase we set up the functional specification of the system to be designed and built, in close cooperation with the customer. Functional and non-functional requirements are identified and documented in open discussions, extensively elaborating on use cases and exception handling.


In the planning phase we set out the route to achieve the project objectives by taking constraints in various resources into account. This results in a complete projectplan.


During the project execution phase the system analyses and design will result in an evolutionary and iterative system implementation. Prototypes play a central role in the communication with intended users of the system. This approach is particularly valuable for the design of man-machine interfaces.


We strongly believe in a joint development, in which the opinions of system users play a decisive role, being the basis for the acceptance and success of the system. Systems are instruments that render services to humans. In our view the user’s perception of the process and system’s internals is of utmost importance for the optimal use of the instrument so the man-machine interface must be designed with great care.

Generic OTS

In the past 20 years Protomation has developed a wide variety of generic OTS applications ready to be used for thorough training of operators and/or students. These applications can also be a part of the Operating Excellence Manager (OXM) program. See also our ‘generic OTS‘ page.

Recent orders and deliveries

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Stamicarbon awards Protomation
24 Jan 09:54 am

@Stamicarbon awards Protomation order for delivering a Urea Training Simulator for their Ultra ow Energy Technology. Previously...

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Multiple Training Simulations for Polytechnic
13 Dec 09:06 am

Protomation and PT Ingenious delivered multiple @Process Studio Operator Training Simulations for the Polytechnic Negeri Ambon in...

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FAT for KIMA successfully completed
23 Nov 09:11 am

Last month Protomation has successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Test of the Operator Training Simulator for the...

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MVT for Ar-Razi successfully completed
16 Sep 09:15 am

Protomation has successfully completed the Model Validation Test of the @SABIC Ar-Razi Methanol Plant IV Operator Training...

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Reward OTS Urea Fortigen
31 Dec 03:42 pm

2017, 31Th December: Sittard. Protomation has been awarded the order for the delivery of a high-fidelity operator...

For more information, see our news page.

Advantages of a Protomation OTS

Avoiding an emergency shut down of 1 day can safe more than half a million EUR, and the cost of not operating under the optimal conditions quickly goes above 10 million EUR per year. Improving those situations will quickly pay off a Protomation high fidelity OTS. Check this list and  be convinced!

  • Less operational mistakes, reduced number of human mistakes resulting in less down time.
  • Less deviations from optimal conditions: more efficient performance.
  • Increased operating reliability.
  • Faster recovery after inevitable upsets.
  • Low Life-Cycle-Cost.
  • Lower insurance costs.
  • Better financial results.
  • Meet specific laws.
  • Increased safety.
  • Technical accuracy, high fidelity.
  • Risky/strange situations can be trained.
  • Deeper timing and process knowledge.
  • Aimed intervention at disturbances, faster operator response under common and uncommon deviations.
  • Well trained personnel.
  • Working more efficient and more effective.
  • Game-like training is more attractive way of training.
  • More reliable and self-confident (new) operators.
  • Can be periodically trained to make them more familiar.
  • Learning from mistakes (learning by doing).
  • Reduced training times.
  • Engineers also benefit from it by using it not only as a training tool, but also as an engineering tool. To run tests, to tune controllers and to predict or investigate to know the plant behaviour better.

Possibilities with a Protomation OTS

An OTS enables you to ..

  • Educate operators well.
  • Provide insights in processes.
  • Practice every situation.
  • Structure training's as you want.
  • Practise awareness management.
  • Have detailed reports available.
  • Facilitate your instructor and/or trainer.
  • Have full graphical information.
  • Run tests, to tune controllers and to predict or investigate to know the plant behaviour better.


The Protomation OTS package

We deliver ..

  • A high fidelity OTS.
  • Training for the use of the OTS.
  • Maintenance of the products and software.
  • Customer specific applications.
  • Training scripts.
  • Specific custom process simulations.
  • On site support.