20 Dec, 2019

PetroSkills Acquires Simulation Solutions, Inc (SSI)

PetroSkills announced today it has acquired the assets of Simulation Solutions, Inc. (SSI) out of Shrewsbury, NJ.  This addition significantly expands the range of products and services available to members of the PetroSkills Alliance and to PetroSkills customers worldwide, particularly in the midstream, refining and petrochemical market segments.
“We are very excited about welcoming Simulation Solutions, Inc. to the PetroSkills family,” said J. Ford Brett, PetroSkills CEO.  “SSI has a long history of hands-on simulator training and methodology and brings a dynamic library of content for Console and Outside Operators that perfectly complements our existing offerings. Adding SSI to the PetroSkills team enables us to provide more flexible solutions to the needs of our customers and PetroSkills Alliance members in the development and assurance of the competency of their personnel in the Operations area.”
Since 1980, Simulation Solutions and its predecessor, Atlantic Simulation, pioneered the field of microcomputer process training simulators by using low cost, readily available computer hardware. Since then, the power and speed of these low cost machines have substantially increased, allowing them to exploit the tremendous capabilities of today's technology.
In 2001, Simulation Solutions created a major breakthrough in simulator training technology. Their Hands On Training System contains a broad range of high fidelity process models and realistic DCS system emulations which have been integrated into a network based, fully automated training system that includes detailed training exercises, comprehensive on-line help, self and graded evaluations, and the recording of test scores and results. Clients using this newly developed technology are able to deliver hands on training on shift and around the clock. Their automated system frees up available simulator Instructors for more coaching and advising, and/or allows for complete self-paced, self-study and practice. Immediately after taking a classroom or network based course on theory, operators can see this theory put into action through the use of our dynamic and realistic simulator training exercises, which are enhanced through their INSTO™ learning methodology. Their suite of two-day face-to-face, instructor-led courses add a new dimension to PetroSkills’  Operator Training offerings.
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“The integration of our companies will begin immediately,” said Mr. Brett.  “Existing SSI customers will see no change in the products or the quality of service they are accustomed to receiving, and we look forward to expanding their capabilities worldwide.”