Operator Training Simulator and
Training Solutions for
STRATCO® Alkylation

Operator Training Simulator and Training Solutions for STRATCO® Alkylation


Training of refinery personnel is often the most cost-effective investment you can make in your alkylation unit operations. Ask any operations manager what describes their best operators and you’ll get the same answer: knowledge and confidence. The best operators know what to do and when to do it, with confidence that is honed by years of experience and deep process knowledge. Cost pressures, employee churn, and the threat of the “boomer retirement wave” are challenging companies to find new ways to train and develop their teams more quickly than ever.  Operations teams must turn good operators into great operators in months, not years.

combining experienced alkylation subject experts with best-in-class training tools


To help our customers address this challenge, DuPont Clean Technologies has developed an Operator Training Program that combines experienced alkylation experts with best-in-class training tools which can be tailored to meet customer’s needs, budgets and time constraints. In addition to traditional classroom-style training, DuPont offers programs that leverage our proprietary operator training simulators to deliver a high-impact experience that translates to faster skills development, better long-term skills retention and deeper process understanding than conventional methods. 

Each class can be tailored to focus on subjects of specific interest to the customer from basic topics such as introduction to alkylation, to advanced topics such as process optimization, troubleshooting and emergency response.  Classes can be geared for both operators and engineers, and cover a wide scope of activities.

Customized Operator Training


DuPont’s on-site operator training provides a catalyst to help you identify areas for operations improvements. The objective of the DuPont Operations Training course is to review the best sulfuric acid alkylation operating practices known to DuPont with refinery operations personnel to achieve improved operating and monitoring techniques, increased efficiency of the alkylation unit, and a better-trained staff who will be a source of ideas for continued improvement of facilities and operations.

For grassroots units or operation teams new to the alkylation process, DuPont’s initial operation training program (provided prior to the mechanical completion and start-up of a new alkylation unit) is designed to be conducted in two phases, but can be tailored to your specific needs. Following the successful start-up and operation of the alkylation unit, DuPont recommends periodic refresher training to refinery personnel to reinforce correct practices and procedures and to identify and change incorrect habits that may have been adopted over time.

In every engagement, DuPont personnel work directly with customers to develop an Operations Training Program that meets their specific needs.  This can include traditional classroom training, field training and simulator-enhanced training. 

Classroom Training Topics and Activities


Field Training Topics and Activities

Field training is performed while walking through the unit with a small group of operators and reviewing the following:

DuPont™ TMODS™
Operator Training Simulators (OTS)

World Class Process Dynamic Simulators for STRATCO® Alkylation Technology

At DuPont, we believe that people learn the most when they put their skills into practice using high-fidelity training tools in realistic environments.

With that specific goal in mind, DuPont developed its TMODS™ modeling software to train operators to anticipate and respond to a variety of situations using a realistic operator interface with a robust process simulator that accurately models the behavior of the alkylation processes from feeds to product storage.  The TMODS™ modeling software is widely used within DuPont to simulate processes and train operators on DuPont’s most critical process units.

DuPont's Alkylation OTS includes preconfigured operator training scenarios and objective tasks to make it easy to tailor your training strategy to your particular needs and prepare your operators for successful startup and operation of actual units.

Each OTS combines DuPont subject matter expertise with the DuPont world-class training and safety culture.  Our training simulators can be fully customized to match plant configuration, conditions, compositions, control schemes, safety interlocks and user interfaces. Each DuPont OTS is:

OTS-Enhanced Training Topics and Activities

A typical Dynamic Simulator Training session is 1 week with up to 2 instructors and can accommodate up to fifteen (15) personnel.  Topics can include the following:


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