Training Simulators for Operations & Maintenance Personnel

PC-based simulator allows personnel to train on the switchgear operation in office environment.

Russelectric Training Simulators

Russelectric (Hingham, MA) Training Simulators allow operations and maintenance personnel to train on the automatic (and manual) operation of Russelectric Power Control Systems in the safety and comfort of an office environment. Designed and programmed to mimic the actual operation and performance of the customer’s Russelectric switchgear/system, Russelectric Simulators help personnel:

  • Familiarize themselves with the system and its operation.
  • Accurately diagnose a range of utility, generator, and breaker problems.
  • Assess the impact of changes to programmable logic controller (PLC) setpoints, such as kW values and time delays by seeing how the system responds. 

By allowing personnel to run an almost limitless number of failure scenarios, Russelectric Training Simulators are also a powerful tool for developing and validating site operating and emergency procedures without interfering with the operation of the actual system.

And any time the switchgear is upgraded, the simulator can also be used to thoroughly test the modified PLC and operator interface panel (OIP) logic before downloading it to the online PLC system, reducing live system testing time.

The Russelectric Training Simulators are available in two versions: 

  • Training Simulator for training personnel on the automatic operation of Russelectric switchgear.
  • Advanced Training Simulator for training personnel on both the automatic and manual operation of the switchgear.

The simulators include:

  • A personal computer, which serves as the Simulator’s control interface, allowing the input of variables, the selection of views, and the choice of simulation scenarios
  • An industrial-grade PLC that mimics the design and operation of the power control system, running the same programs as the system switchgear PLC and responding in the exact same manner.
  • Two 24” color touchscreen monitors that display the switchgear OIP and the simulation controls. With the Advanced Training Simulator, a third touch screen displays the animated elevation (front view) of the switchgear for simulated manual operation.
  • An optional 4k ultra high-resolution monitor can be configured in four quadrants to display the duplicated OIP, simulation controls, switchgear lineup elevation, and switchgear door details.

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