Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company (Saudi Kayan) has awarded a contract to US firm KBR, to develop and implement an operator training simulator (OTS) for its grassroots phenol plant, located in Saudi Arabia.
KBR, which is also the technology licensor for the phenol plant, will develop a customised, high-fidelity simulator to be used for the initial training of Saudi Kayan phenol plant operators and for continual refresher training after plant start up.
The system will consist of custom dynamic models developed by KBR that will accurately mimic the behaviour of the phenol plant. The models will be connected to dedicated control system hardware and operator consoles that will allow plant operators to train in a realistic environment without disrupting normal plant operations.
"KBR is pleased to continue building on our strong relationship with Saudi Kayan for this OTS system implementation," said Tim Challand, president, KBR Technology. "The award exemplifies the diversity of services KBR offers our clients and allows us the opportunity to showcase our expertise in advanced chemical engineering applications."