INDEPENDENT vitality professional and assurance supplier DNV has deliberate to showcase its digital actuality (VR) software at SPE Offshore Europe 2023 (OE23) in Aberdeen.
The VR know-how will intention to assist enhance security requirements within the vitality sector by growing a significant accident hazard (MAH) programme, consisting of assorted eventualities the place customers stroll via a simulated surroundings.
Later this yr, DNV will current these eventualities in a technical session the place customers will face typical operational duties like opening valves or erecting a scaffold, whereas utilizing hand controllers and a typical VR headset with headphones and cameras inbuilt.
Because the simulation comprises failures that may escalate to a fireplace or an explosion, it supplies alternatives for discussions to establish and mitigate hazards and keep away from or reply appropriately to main accidents in actual life.
The DNV programme has already been adopted by ten oil and fuel operators together with Harbour Power – the most important London-listed impartial oil and fuel firm – to enrich the organisation’s current coaching programme for MAH consciousness.
Christine Luoma, Principal Guide, DNV, stated: “Using the VR know-how for coaching is a secure, value efficient and interactive technique that has potential to revolutionise business coaching.
“The programme affords a excessive stage of realism, with top quality graphics bringing to life an surroundings akin to an onshore or offshore facility.
“VR is simple to make use of and introduces a enjoyable issue to studying that has actually improved engagement, elevating MAH consciousness throughout the workforce.”
Martin Wardrope, Course of Engineer, Harbour Power, commented: “The know-how is a superb addition to our in-person coaching programme and permits us to foster a proactive course of security tradition.”
DNV and Harbour will current a paper detailing how VR has made a transformative method to MAH consciousness coaching at OE23, which will probably be held at P&J Reside, Aberdeen from 5-8 September 2023.