Virtual Control Room

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TSC has developed the Virtual Control Room in association with training specialists at Shell (UK) Ltd and TTE Teesside, to provide the ultimate training and assessment environment at an affordable cost.

The VCR allows both training and competency assessment of procedures and emergency response situations, with video recording and printed monitoring of the trainee performance. The VCR improves the effectiveness of both Advanced Generic and Site Specific simulations, by placing the operator in a control room that closely emulates a standard environment.

Used in conjunction with telephone and radio links to create a real-life, high stress situation the simulation system may be used to inject faults, or to emulate operating sequences. The trainee responses may be fully monitored from a separate room, and certified competence assessments may be given.

TSC has provided Virtual Control Rooms to some of the World’s leading training colleges and institutions, such as:

  • Forth Valley College, Scotland
  • Pembrokeshire College, Wales
  • PDO, Oman
  • CATCH, North East of England
  • Kavala University, Greece
  • TTE, Middlesbrough


The VCR may be built in a standard office room. Each Virtual Control Room includes:

  • 4 DCS networked trainee workstations
  • Radio, telephone, sound and video interaction
  • Menu based trainer stations with full interaction and fault /start up/response capability
  • Uses the range of TSC simulation models, including site specific or advanced generic simulations.
  • Event logging and CCTV recording for playback and competency assurance.