Thursday, September 24, 2009 – Irvine, California – Chevron and INOVx exhibited in Intel’s 2009 Developer Forum (IDF 2009) held in San Francisco, CA on September 22-24, 2009. The exhibit highlighted Chevron’s Refinery Asset Virtualization Environment (RAVE), a refinery of the future initiative which provides the foundation for an immersive and highly interactive 3D environment for supporting refinery maintenance and operations functions. The vision of RAVE is to enable virtual analysis, training, operational excellence and collaboration across multiple sites. Chevron uses INOVx’s RealityLINx® as one of the key foundations for the RAVE environment. RealityLINx hosts a 3D virtual model of the refinery connected to live operations and maintenance data sources including asset reliability systems, computerized maintenance management (CMM), process historians, laboratory information management systems (LIMS), etc.
During the IDF 2009 conference, INOVx and Chevron demonstrated the benefits of hosting the RAVE solution on servers built with Intel’s Nehelum processor. The exhibit was featured in Intel’s server technologies pavilion.
“We are very pleased to be working with Chevron on this forward looking RAVE initiative,” said George Bauer, VP Marketing at INOVx. “Every time we engage people in the industry with concepts and vision of RAVE, as we are doing at IDF2009, there is a great deal of excitement. It is clear that these ideas are transforming the way the industry approaches operations and maintenance.”
INOVx, founded in 1999, provides a platform and solutions for Asset Virtualization® to companies in the process industries worldwide. INOVx’s RealityLINx product enables the creation, management and access to high fidelity three dimensional views of plant assets. These views are used in daily work practices to better communicate and navigate all asset information. These solutions support many plant functions such as reliability, safety, operations, maintenance, inspection, and engineering. INOVx is a pioneer and thought leader in the application of laser scanning technology for the creation of accurate and precise three dimensional models of existing facilities. This asset documentation service offers a reliable and proven way of creating and maintaining the three dimension asset models. INOVx is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information please visit www.inovx.com.