The PSU-100 is a set of Performance Scoring Utilities to help the instructor evaluate trainee performance and progress. The primary objective of the PSU-100 is to provide documented training results to help meet requirements of ISO 9000, API RP-750, and in particular OSHA 1910.119. But the PSU-100 does much more. It also teaches individual trainees how to improve their performance by creating side-by-side comparisons of their event logs to performance standards event logs, allowing trainees to see exactly where they deviated from the standard operating procedures.
Performance Standards are integral to analyzing operator performance. The SPM Series have pre-recorded performance standards, or the instructor can record a new Performance Standard. To determine a trainee's score, their performance is compared to the selected Performance Standard.
The Simtronics PSU-100 analyzes the collected data for a trainee and/or a group of trainees. An analysis is performed on the data as compared to the performance standard. Scores are generated for the trainee for the following:
There is a set of data for each Initial Condition of each Process
Model. There may be 40 Initial Conditions for Distillation. Each Initial
Condition is an exercise; for example: design conditions with feed pump
failure, cold start conditions with steam failure, intermediate
conditions with upstream composition changes, etc. The DSS-100
automatically records and time-stamps every procedural move made by the
trainee. This includes all trends and events, such as changing
setpoints, acknowledging alarms, and tuning an instrument. The PSU-100
then analyzes this data and assigns an objective score based on the
exercise's Performance Standard. This data is extensive, but simple and