Honeywell Immersive Field Simulator
Honeywell announces a new version of its Immersive Field Simulator (IFS) offering, a virtual reality (VR) and mixed-reality-based training tool that incorporates a digital twin of physical plant operations to provide targeted, on-demand, skill-based training for workers. With IFS technology, plants can simulate scenarios such as primary failure and switchovers, and cable and power supply failures, that train and test personnel on their skills. IFS R120 will be available at the end of 2022.
The new version of IFS – R120 – incorporates a simulation engine that enables customers to build field operator training lessons without having to link to a larger panel operator simulator. This provides more flexibility in how they conduct training and alleviates the need to pull multiple operators off shift for sessions. In addition, it reduces the solution’s footprint and allows it to be more accessible for impromptu training or refresher courses. IFS R120 can also facilitate an open platform communications connection to any panel operator simulator that a customer may have.
“Megatrends such as the aging workforce and increased complexity of technology are putting even more pressure on industrial companies and their training programs,” says Pramesh Maheshwari, vice president and general manager, lifecycle solutions and services, Honeywell Process Solutions, in a press release from the company. “More than ever, they need training and development solutions that empower workers to improve plant performance, uptime, reliability and safety. One of the best ways to do this is by simulating real-world environments and rare but critical plant operation and maintenance scenarios to enable safe, hands-on learning away from the hazards of a plant.”
Honeywell says the IFS is the culmination of years of development in digital twin technology coupled with decades of real-world process domain experience. The simulator embeds industry know-how via digital twins and experience-driven insights to push intelligence beyond traditional “big data-based” solutions.
Read the entire press release at www.process.honeywell.com