May 20, 2022

​Students of ASTU (Astrakhan State Technical University) are trained on digital simulators

At the Institute of Oil and Gas of ASTU, students work out real production processes on a modern simulator.

Students of the Technological Machines and Equipment Department study the subtleties of the production process using a computer simulator specially developed by RTSIM (Skolkovo, Kazan). The pilot project is attended by 4th year students of the 18.03.02 direction "Energy- and resource-saving processes in chemical technology, petrochemistry and biotechnology" as part of the bachelor's pre-graduate training.
Practice is an important aspect of training a specialist in the oil and gas industry, it is it that allows you to apply theoretical knowledge in real production conditions.
Students of the Institute of Oil and Gas undergo practical training at large facilities and enterprises of the oil and gas sector. But due to strict safety requirements during the internship, not all students can participate directly in the production process.
A computer simulator specially developed by RTSIM, using a dynamic model of a real technological process, solves this problem. The simulator includes complex information and interactive systems created on the basis of a model of real enterprises that allow you to change the speed of processes, and include technical, mathematical, software and educational and methodological support. The simulator, which uses a dynamic model of a real technological process, implements training digital models for oil and gas students.
Digital simulator models are the digital counterpart of a real enterprise: it is possible to predict and eliminate emergency situations, virtually test new equipment and analyze and work out safety and continuity.
The simulator provides students with stable practical skills of safe start-up, maintenance in normal operation and shutdown of technological processes and correct actions in emergency and emergency situations. It contains a virtual instructor and an expert system that provide an opportunity to independently study the theory and practice of safe operation of explosive and flammable technological facilities and test practical management skills without necessarily involving a real instructor.
The scenario provides for the possibility of remote instruction and even intervention in the technological process to create unexpected situations. In particular, our students in the format of a real digital model minimized the consequences of an emergency situation at the amine purification plant.
ASTU students mastered working with four dynamic models: buffer tank, heat exchanger, amine purification unit, butane separation unit. Digital technologies make the learning process interactive and interesting, and most importantly — to work out the skills of a future oil and gas specialist.


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