Cineon Training was approached by a nuclear decommissioning specialist to create a virtual training simulator to train workers in the safe operation of nuclear equipment.
Magnox are currently engaged upon a programme of works to decommission two nuclear reactors at their Winfrith Site.
Cineon Training undertook VR modelling as part of an exercise to see if this technology could be used to allow operators to interface with proposed decommissioning facilities and hence optimise the design process.
This model is to be used to test the efficacy of the simulated environment and to perform Cognitive Task Analysis. As well as informing the detailed design process, the VR simulation is to be used in operator training.
Cineon Training took a 3D model of the Nuclear site and using real-time gaming design software was able to replicate the handling area. They also took designs of the flask handling equipment, equipment which hadn’t been built yet, and create a 3D version, allowing users to interact with and train to use equipment that didn’t already exist.
By creating a VR version of the equipment users were able to test the flask handling process and highlight areas where improvements could be made to the equipment, which were fed back to the client. By modelling the process virtually, Cineon Training was able to inform the design and improve system processes.
Importantly, this will allow the training of operators without the risk of plant damage or injury.
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