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Virtual Reality in energy sector

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VR in Energy Industry

The energy infrastructure is one of the essential ones. Therefore, the highest requirements are imposed on the reliability and safety of its facilities and personnel training. Virtual reality technologies make it possible to organize such training in conditions close to real ones, and it is completely safe for students and equipment.

Environment of VR technology application

The primary and most common scenario for using VR technologies is the training of production personnel. Typically, these are training that simulates real-life operations and processes that energy professionals face in their daily work.

According to Financeonline, the United States has 57 million virtual reality users and over 90 million augmented reality users.

Moreover, 28% of this number actively use VR / AR for training.

Such VR simulators allow you to work out certain technological procedures related to equipment maintenance, study of procedures for actions in emergency situations and are useful in the course of practical mastering of new skills.

Virtual reality in nuclear power

Today, virtual reality systems are a standard simulation tool among Western nuclear power companies. The cost of a mistake in the industry can be too high, so an emergency tool, time-optimized repair or dismantling, is a must.

For example, in 2019, the Institute of Nuclear Safety Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a virtual reality-enabled Virtual4DS simulator to simulate nuclear power plant lifecycle events and extreme scenarios of reactor destruction. The platform helps to analyze the safety of new reactors and predict changes in radiation levels and long-term environmental impacts.

Virtual reality in renewable energy sources

Renewable energy solutions must, without a doubt, be environmentally friendly and also renewable. VR technologies can make even staff training as ecologically friendly as possible without harmful side effects.

Virtual reality allows for research that would be either impossible or extremely expensive and not environmentally friendly without its use.

VR technology allows you to explore all the possibilities of renewable energy sources in real-time without harming the student and the environment.

The advantages of VR technologies in the energy sector

  • Any corporate system can implement VR technologies in any corporate strategy. Corporates can integrate simulators based on virtual reality with a distance learning system, which will allow employees of geographically distributed enterprises to take courses remotely using stationary computers or mobile devices. By implementing such solutions, it is possible to reduce travel expenses within the framework of corporate training programs, as well as reduce the risks of injury and unplanned equipment downtime;
  • Using VR/AR, it is easy to provide technical support for the repair and maintenance of complex equipment. In this case, visualization and information using mobile devices are used in real-time;
  • One should mention the moment of significant cost savings when using virtual simulators instead of training using existing equipment as well. Wear and tear are minimized, risks of early/emergency failure of individual elements of the operating complex are excluded. It means that companies can reduce costs due to the absence of the need to spend money on the purchase of expensive components and providing visits to remote practical facilities;
  • Another significant advantage of VR technologies is that they can be used as an application for ordinary tablets connected to a common system.

The solutions of Sensorama Lab are already actively used by such companies from the energy sector as DTEK, Energoatom, Kazakhmys. 

https://vr.sensoramalab.com/case-studies/virtual-reality-simulator-for-high-voltage-electrical-safety-training

 
Development and implementation

Some of the barriers that prevent many businesses from using VR technologies include technical limitations and high implementation complexity.

Therefore, we offer the development and implementation of training programs of any complexity using only modern methods. 3D scanning creates the most realistic working environment possible, and Teslasuit gives staff the feeling of an existing working environment.

Teslasuit is a smart suit with the function of transmitting tactile sensations in virtual and augmented reality. If the user of such a suit grabs a bare wire in a simulated program, the suit simulates an electric shock. 

The detailed study of training scenarios is provided exclusively with the involvement of experts from a particular field.

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The rate of VR penetration into the industry, education, and trade is becoming more and more reasonable.. The technology itself is also developing: it is becoming more high-quality, affordable, and easy to use. Market leaders are also influencing the development of virtual reality: the use cases of technology are expanding under the influence of new demands from companies. Digital culture in large enterprises is the engine of the industry’s progress. A competent approach to the implementation of technologies contributes to the development of enterprises, the education of employees, and an increase in performance indicators.

Simulators with augmented and virtual reality (AR / VR) technology develop skills better, increase memorized information, and form knowledge through practical experience.

Contact Sensorama Lab and we will develop an optimal solution for you.

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