Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation serving customers in over 100 countries, has announced a new Pipeline Trainer 1.0 built on SimSuite 7 framework. The re-engineered tool will challenge pipeline controllers with real-life scenarios, strengthening their preparedness for such events when actually on the job.
Pipeline Trainer 1.0 directly responds to the needs of customers with a new architecture enabling cost-efficient modifications. The solution features three major areas of improvement:
Innovative scenario composer: Pipeline Trainer 1.0 responds to evolving technological needs of trainers by replacing the old text file method with a fully graphical, intuitive drag and drop feature. This simplifies the operational process and is the first-of-its-kind for the pipeline industry.
Multiple trainers in one: An entirely new level of flexibility is introduced through the inclusion of three different training levels: generic, hybrid and full scope trainer. This allows the operator to upgrade from a generic to full scope trainer, that exactly models their pipeline system, without needing to do a new software implementation, extending the lifespan of the software.
Full service package: With a full set of applications, from training scenarios to a learning management system, Pipeline Trainer 1.0 retains all records rather than transferring them to a third-party database. With the price of oil’s impact on capital and operational spending, this feature is particularly cost-effective and enables companies to meet regulatory demands.
The SimSuite 7 framework also serves as the platform for Schneider Electric’s Integrity Operation for leak detection and Pipeline Operation that helps facilitate the pipeline controller in operating the pipeline in the control room.