Within many industrial sectors control, remote and fault prevention are increasingly significant part of the operational process. While procedures are being automated, right, fast and safe performance of tasks is all the more critical tasks. In plants and processes the downtime costs are often very high (e.g., power plants, mines, etc.), and therefore require the prepared routines and instructions for locating failures and fault correction.
3D modeling and virtual reality (VR) are relatively new tools of critical tasks and remote planning, implementation and training of workers. In this project examined the suitability of the above tools and the required level, as well as developed and tested methods for industrial critical tasks and remote operation planning, implementation and training.
The result was a generic system, operating models, and tools that were applied and tested in the case companies. Application targets were remote operation, servicing and maintenance planning of demanding industrial plant environments.
The project was funded by TEKES modeling and simulation technology program (MASI). The project was carried out by ROViR Centre in cooperation with VTT, TUT /IHA and Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.