COMOS Walkinside ITS (Immersive Training Simulator)

Description

The COMOS Walkinside Immersive Training Simulator (ITS) fully immerses operators in their plants. It simulates real-life scenarios and supports multiple avatars to test team performance and communication.
To further increase the training realism, the 3D model may be enriched with all details of the existing plant. The 3D objects are procedurally added to the virtual reality model to flag evacuation routes, emergency and firefighting equipment signs, etc. Escape paths are represented in their full length for rehearsal of evacuation procedures. Sound effects complete the realistic setting.

Benefits

  • Significantly improved personal safety through virtual training in the as-built environment

  • Unique and immersive training experience with easy, fast and game-like navigation

  • Efficient training of cooperation and interaction within and between teams

  • Counteracts the increasing shortage in experienced personnel

  • High value for dangerous and remote working environments (e.g. oil and gas industry)

  • Training can be started before the real plant is taken into operation


Design and function

The COMOS Walkinside ITS is built around the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) editor functionality. It is complemented with a visual editor that helps customize specific operational situations. Instructors use the editor program to design real-life or simulated workflow situations with multiple training options. During the walkthrough, operators can directly see an up-to-date results list of all the content related to the equipment – data sheets, specifications, procedures, certification and test reports – by clicking on a piece of equipment in the 3D model. This allows the immersive visualization of ongoing work, planning of future projects and simulation of complex activities in a real work environment for maintenance teams.  Control Room Operators can also be integrated into training scenarios and critical decision processes.

By placing the 3D virtual plant on the desktops of operation, maintenance and engineering staff, plant operators can consolidate activities across a broad range of geographically dispersed user communities, focused on specific aspects of plant operation. Everyone shares the same, always updated model, thereby enabling full and effective collaboration. Users simply ‘walk through’ the virtual plant to reach a plant area, ‘jump to’ a specific element, ‘extract’ data and documents connected to the 3D model through smart links to external databases, or ‘update’ data and documents relevant to an element or area.

Security information

To ensure the secure operation of a plant or machine it is also necessary to take suitable preventive action (e.g. cell protection concept) and to integrate the automation and drive components into a state-of-the-art holistic industrial security concept for the entire plant or machine. Any third-party products that may be in use must also be taken into account.
Please find further information at: http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity