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July 15 – Leveraging the Cloud for Refinery Operator Training


Facilitators: Nathan Leonard (Director, Business Development) & Jorge Llansa (Senior Engineer)

Operator Training Simulators (OTS) have long been utilized to improve the skills of an operational workforce, thereby increasing plant performance, improving plant-wide safety, and ultimately increasing company profits through increased throughput and plant availability.  By deploying the OTS in the Cloud, companies are provided more options on how to deliver operator training.

This presentation focuses on a cloud-based OTS project currently being executed by Corys for training of personnel from multiple refinery sites using standard, high-fidelity, first-principles-based models. The presentation shares the cloud-architecture implemented,  design features and tangible benefits of the cloud-deployed OTS.

The presentation will include a demonstration of  a dynamic, high-fidelity, cloud-deployed standard Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) OTS.


Sponsored Content Presented by CORYS


CORYS Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is a world reference in training and engineering dynamic simulators.

CORYS combines the skills of physicists, ergonomics, trainers, software developers, graphic designers, and modelling experts to create innovative training and engineering dynamic simulators to address the operational requirements of our customers.

CORYS enables customers to optimise their training and engineering costs, enhance their workforce skills, improve their operational safety and efficiency.

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Posted by: Evan Hyde

Evan Hyde is the director of field services for He previously was president of C2 Nano Technology where they researched surface treatments to combat fouling & corrosion issues in cokers & other petrochemical process units. He was a Senior Engineering Advisor for Becht Engineering Co., Inc. and has consulted on processing improvement and reliability initiatives for coking clients around the world. Prior to joining Becht, Evan worked for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, as a process engineer, with assignments in research, and troubleshooting for heavy oil upgrading equipment. He holds a B.S. of Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.