December 2013

Special Report: Plant Design, Engineering and Construction

Video game technology transforms operator training

Thanks to advances in gaming technology with detailed 3D modeling, it has become practical, affordable and quick to create a navigable, hyper-real equivalent of a facility.

Coppin, D., Aveva

Virtual reality technology that was developed in the entertainment world can now be applied to the process plant industry. Thanks to advances in gaming technology, with detailed 3D modeling at the core, it has become practical, affordable and quick to create a fully navigable, hyper-real equivalent of a facility, whether already operational or yet to be constructed.Gaming, with its commercial potential, has come a long way since the 2D platform games of the 1980s. The sector has entered a period of democratization and diversification, with exciting ramifications for industry.The change is partly due to the fact that the sophisticated graphics and complex physics engines that lend the games r

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