3DInternet Computer-Based Training Simulators for Power Plant Operations
3DInternet provides interactive simulators, 3D digital videos for power industry projects and eLearning, as well as computer application development services. The technology is used by many of the world’s largest oil, gas and electric utility businesses.
3D virtual simulators for power plant operations training
The value of full-scale, hard panel-type simulator training has been recognised and adopted by nuclear / conventional power plant, heavy equipment and oil rig operators for many years.
Simulator training is an effective educational tool, which introduces a safe, realistic and repeatable practice component to the learning that is difficult to achieve with other teaching methods.
Simulator training creates environments that allow students to learn through lifelike scenarios. This has been proven to achieve long-term learning retention rates of 75%-95%.
Simulators deliver efficient training through new tools, methods, or more complicated / hazardous procedures, while they also provide refresher exercises for experienced personnel.
3DInternet adapts technology used in cinema-grade animation and the computer gaming industry to deliver 3D virtual simulator-style training to power industries.
The company has designed engines that communicate within the virtual simulator, which replicates real-life calculations such as electrical, mathematical and plume modelling.
Computer training programmes for power facilities
3DInternet’s training technology is cost-effective and far less than the cost of a full-scale physical simulator.
Programmes are designed to operate on industry-standard PCs, so there is no need for costly, stationary hardware.
The technology is extremely flexible and can be applied to almost any skill or operation.
The PC-based solution can be simultaneously made available to an unlimited amount of users in any location. Simulator deployment can be standalone, mobile, virtual / augmented reality (VR / AR), connected to a learning management system (LMS), and networked for multiple users.
A virtual simulator employs an animated environment. It includes anything from a small town, to a city, worksite, power plant or underground facility. Weather and lighting conditions can be set and modified to suit many training conditions.
3DInternet’s product range includes gas leak survey training simulation software, which replicates handheld gas meters and virtual leaks. The company also provides simulators for nuclear power applications and multi-user emergency response training for disaster planning.
Solutions available offer control room operator training, including supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA). Motor and programmable logic control (PLC), as well as electrical tuition for power plants, substations and equipment is also provided.
3DInternet also develops weld inspection and school safety training tools.
Virtual training technology tools for oil, gas and electric utility industries
3DInternet virtual simulators operate in learning, practice and testing modes.
Learning mode provides the operator with clear step-by-step prompts or instructions to complete the procedure in a preferred sequence. If the operator falls out of sequence or attempts an incorrect step, a warning is heard and they are able to try again.
Practice mode is a self-evaluation tool where the user can repeat the procedure without prompting in order to determine their level of ability before they move onto testing. The virtual simulator allows the operator to take steps out of sequence or make improper moves.
According to predetermined conditions, specific cause-and-effect reactions may be programmed into the virtual simulator, including random events associated with troubleshooting situations. The operator may be allowed to proceed if minor errors occur.
If a critical error happens, the virtual simulator will show a graphic result of the inaccuracy and the operator is then required to start again.
The total amount of inaccuracies is provided when each practice sequence is completed, although errors are not logged. An average scenario can be completed in around ten minutes, so it is easy for users to repeat or review the procedure steps until they are completely comfortable with the exercise.
Testing or certification mode allows a specified number of attempts, while results are tracked and reported to a learning management system or other database.
This report allows instructors to evaluate the user’s skill and analyse specific problem areas before they progress to field training. Data can be sorted to identify trends in group results.
Flexibility of the technology used in developing virtual simulation allows 3DInternet to regularly explore unique and innovative applications according to unique client training challenges. To find out more, please contact the company via the enquiry form.