Gas systems regardless whether they are national transmission networks, regional transmission grids or networks of the public gas suppliers, are controlled 24 hours a day and 365 days per year from corresponding dispatching centres. The task of the responsible dispatchers is, to know the characteristics of their networks in normal mode, as well as to recognize any deviations from this normal mode and to take appropriate counteractions if necessary. Normally, a possibility to train the required actions does not exist. As a result of the performed training courses for combined distribution control centres during the last years a training-simulator for operating gas systems has been developed. With this simulator it is possible to map a gas system efficiently enough, to bridge this gap. Special focus is given to a realistic illustration of the individual pressure regulator stations, so that the operational diagrams in the dispatching centre are nearly reproduced and the dispatchers are able to recognize their own network expeditiously. Additional features like overview diagrams for "exchange and discharge, actual gas supply / forecast / limit value and demand-management" top the dynamic gas simulation. In the proposed paper the following topics will give the congress participants an overview of the new training - simulator:

  1. Reasons for the development of a new training simulator

  2. What should be improved

  3. How should it be realised

  4. Which kind of transmission network could be describe

  5. Which kind of data and information is necessary

  6. The surfaces, which could be use

  7. Different types of scenarios.

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