Simulator Training

Simulator training has proven to be the most effective means for teaching plant operations and qualifying operators. For over 30 years, TRAX has been the world’s leading supplier of high-fidelity, fossil plant operator training simulators.

Our experience speaks volumes. Every TRAX simulator, ranging from our full-scope, plant-specific offerings to our generic models, includes advanced training tools and features that will prove to be essential to the achievement of your plant’s training goals.

Below are the types of training courses and solutions that TRAX can offer with our simulators.

TRAX Tutorial Lessons

TRAX Tutorial Lessons are customized videos demonstrating specific plant operations. The tutorial can cover any plant function: how to put a condensate system in service, how to tie on a generator, etc. The lessons are designed to supplement training materials and allow operators to practice specific tasks with or without a trainer.

Simulator Operations Training for Instructors

With every simulator, TRAX includes a Simulator Operations Training class to teach simulator instructors how to use the ProTRAX instructor station features for the most effective training. For customers with existing simulators, TRAX can deliver this training at your facility to refresh your skills on the simulator.

Advanced Simulator Operations Training

TRAX offers an additional one-week course that builds upon the lessons learned during the Simulator Operations Training course to further prepare instructors to conduct simulator training independently.  A TRAX trainer will work directly with the site instructor during simulator operator training, helping the instructor develop comfort and familiarity with the ProTRAX Instructor Station and the skills needed to conduct operator training.

engineer training

The Engineer Training program is designed for engineers who will be modifying or building models using the ProTRAX model-building program (GCPARM).  This class covers:

  • Modularity concepts
  • How module interconnections are made
  • Model configuration, generation, and execution
  • Diagnostics during model building

At the end of this class, the student will be able to build models, modify existing models, and update the software system.

Simulator Training Lesson Plans

Comprised of lessons based on plant-specific operating scenarios, TRAX’s Simulator Training Lesson Plan (STLP) curriculum is custom-designed to ensure that control room operators gain proficiency in the safe and efficient operation of the unit. Each lesson is intended to develop the specific knowledge and skills appropriate for an operator at a particular experience level.

Instructor Lesson Plans guide the instructor during classroom and simulator training to focus on specific learning objectives.  Lesson plans include instructor activities such as role-playing and operating local equipment, and provide suggested questions to ask and important topics to discuss.  Also included are the expected student actions during various training activities.