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|Title||Mobile Virtual Reality Modelling|
|Energy Categories||Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 100%;|
|Research Types||Applied Research and Development 100%|
|Science and Technology Fields||ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%|
|UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation||Not Cross-cutting 100%|
No email address given
|Award Type||Network Innovation Allowance|
|Start Date||01 June 2015|
|End Date||01 October 2016|
|Total Grant Value||£20,000|
|Industrial Sectors||Technical Consultancy|
|Programme||Network Innovation Allowance|
|Investigators||Principal Investigator||Project Contact , Cadent Gas (100.000%)|
The objective of the Project is to assess whether the modelling of work procedures in Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality can be utilised within the UK Gas Industry, to support engineers completing complex operational working procedures.
Production of 3 equipment models
Measure feedback from the Trainer
Measuring if the innovation has aided and improved the delivery of classroom theory sessions. This will be captured via a report or testimonial.
Measure feedback from the trainee
Integration review from Academy Technical Lead
There is a business risk to National Grid that is captured on the risk register -
Risk that knowledge is lost in NG for key assets, key individuals in critical job family roles as identified in the DEC paper because of our aging workforce/age profile analysis and current requirement gaps for Apprentices not being able to join early enough to cover all retirees/ leavers.
The GDNs have the challenge of mitigating this risk. There is an opportunity to explore the method of capturing complex working procedures using interactive virtual-reality/augmented-reality technology. This will allow the GDNs to create a library of engineering scenarios, which can be delivered on central training courses or remotely accessed by an engineer in a vehicle before they undertake a complex procedure.
The Method would consist of the virtual/augmented reality modelling of various Network assets allowing operatives to view, study and manipulate external and internal working parts to allow for a thorough yet safe understanding of the asset. The various models will be delivered to the operative via an augmented reality iBench situated at a central training facility or via 'Cardboard' virtual reality goggles. These goggles will allow an operative to self-serve their training requirements whilst also delivering an additional platform from which an operative can simply re-familiarize themselves with an asset prior to working on it. The iBench will allow for staff to run through the complex maintenance and repair activities in a classroom environment to ensure competency. The cardboard goggles will make further use of existing network hardware (e. g. mobile phones) upon which the models will be delivered. The mobile phone will then simply fit inside the goggles which then create the virtual reality feel to the model.
Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
|Added to Database||09/10/18|