This paper presents the Con Edison Gas Control experience in developing a simulator-based training program.
The simulator-based training is now part of the Con Edison safety training as it allows the gas controllers to get familiar with abnormal and emergency conditions and learn to react promptly to contain the problem.
The process of developing a training course required a sustained and dedicated effort. A number of iterative steps were necessary as we learned that the development of models and scenarios for training is a specific activity which is different from other activities such as simulator-based studies.
The simulator-based training course we developed has two parts: basic concepts and Con-Edison specific lessons. Each part required a different lesson format and issues related to the development of the lessons are discussed.