GAMIFICATION OF INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
Gamification of training in heavy industries
Simulated 3D virtual environments are a great way to train workers in heavy industries like manufacturing, oil and gas. Workers in these environments are required to perform complex operations in unsafe environments. Gamification of training involves the development of immersive virtual environments to help train workers for real life situations in a safe manner. Customized interactive 3D environments can be used to create intensive off-site training sessions that can be accessed from anywhere. In simulations with VR integration, head mounted displays, treadmills, sensors and tracking systems can allow trainees to experience realistic scenarios.
The Unity3D game engine is well suited for creating immersive 3D worlds that allow users to interact with complex equipment and large machines. With the Unity engine, one can also develop cross-platform training applications for mobile devices, desktops or web browsers. Training simulations can be designed to take workers through safety instructions, operations, maintenance and repair as well as assembly processes.
Advantages of using simulated training modules:
- Can allow users to practice handling complex machines and carrying out intensive procedures
- Audio overlays for clear instructions
- Easy tracking and monitoring of performances
- Creation of reports and suggestion of improvements
3D Simulation of Drilling Operations with RFID tagged pipes:
Juego Studios has developed a 3D training simulation for employees on drilling operations with RFID tagged pipes. The training module features virtual simulation of the industrial environment with 3D representations of equipment and tools. With a 3D simulated environment of the drilling site, the training solution provides instructions and walkthrough of the fitting of the RFID tagged pipes and the actual drilling operations.
Key features and overview:
The application walks the users through the complete process of pipe and tubular life-cycle management. The simulation identifies draw pipes and other associated elements for drilling and tripping operation. Special focus is given to the process of verifying pipe strength and measuring the quality of the pipes before commencing with drilling operations.
Detailed 3D models and representations help users visualize and understand operating procedures. A VR component can also be integrated with the simulation to allow users to experience a life-like version of the training involved.
Content covered in the simulation includes:
- The process of placing RFID tags on pipes
- Transportation of the pipes from the warehouse to the drill operation area
- Scanning and verifying the pipes
- Overview of drilling operations
- Safety management measures