Virus Infection of Operator Training Simulator

Event Year: 2002 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: Canada
Industry Type: Petroleum

An operator training simulator was shipped to the site from the manufacturer in Houston. Prior to connection to the training DCS system, a standard system procedure check detected that the simulator was infected with a common computer virus.
It is unlikely that this virus would have had any direct impact on process operations as the training system was not going to be connected to the real time process systems.



Action Description: Contacted manufacturer to improve quality assurance program.