Immersive training and simulation improves safety, decreases training costs and reduces operational risk
Aberdeen, UK – 3 September 2013: AVEVA announced today the launch of its brand-new, AVEVA Activity Visualisation Platform (AVEVA AVP). AVEVA AVP, built on Industrial Gaming technology enables: highly efficient facility familiarisation; staff training; construction planning and simulation; operations and maintenance planning. It aids the rehearsal of safety and schedule critical activities, without putting either personnel or the plant itself at risk.
The platform supports customers to create immersive, interactive multi-user plant environments, AVEVA AVP generates its realistic simulations direct from 3D design models, even before the physical plant has been built. With operator error recognised as the leading cause of safety incidents, AVEVA has created a solution that addresses this by revolutionising the way in which Owner Operators and engineering contractors (EPCs) can train staff. This powerful simulation solution will enhance plant operational safety while reducing costs and overall risk.
“Preparing people to work safely in potentially hazardous plant environments is absolutely essential,” said Derek Middlemas, COO and Head of Enterprise Solutions, AVEVA. “People learn best by doing and providing effective training is a vital aspect of plant operation. AVEVA AVP enables users to practise anything, from the simplest inspection walk-around to the most complex maintenance, safely in a realistically simulated live plant environment. Operations staff can now learn and practise tasks in complete safety before going onsite, instead of having to do so for the first time in a potentially dangerous environment.”
The oil & gas, power and process plant industries make extensive use of 3D models. Because the AVEVA AVP simulations are created directly from the plant’s original design model, they are visually convincing, realistic and accurate. Trainees can be immersed in a hands-on scenario and interact both with the model and with each other as avatars in a realistic virtual environment. They can quickly become familiar with ‘must know’ areas of the plant, such as access, maintenance locations and evacuation routes. They will even be able to answer practical questions such as ‘Can I drive a forklift around this area?’
Mr Middlemas added, “AVEVA is committed to delivering more ways for our customers to exploit their investments in the creation and maintenance of their digital asset. We are showing the industry how to derive maximum use and value from valuable 3D models. Now trainees can practise any type of task, as often as required, without the financial and safety risks of working in the real plant. AVEVA AVP offers a zero-risk, minimum-cost route to maximum operator effectiveness.”
To learn more visit www.aveva.com/aveva_avp.
AVEVA will launch AVEVA AVP at Offshore Europe 2013, taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, 3-6 September. To join the press conference on Tuesday 3rd September at 4pm please contact Kate Magill, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The benefits of AVEVA AVP
AVEVA AVP provides a safe environment to practice carrying out operations that would be costly, impractical, dangerous, or even impossible to replicate in a real plant. Typical tasks might include:
• Developing operations and maintenance procedures during the design stage
• Developing and evaluating emergency response procedures
• Training new staff before deploying to site
• Refresher training or competency evaluation
• Developing accurate risk assessments
• Modification or revamp planning
• Staff update training following plant modifications
AVEVA is a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries. For more than 45 years, it has delivered business critical software solutions to owner operators, engineering contractors and shipbuilders around the world. For further information please visit www.aveva.com/ednotes.