Digital Twin with Augmented Reality for Oil & Gas Assets

Digitalization is the use of digital technologies and digitally-enabled approaches to enable or improve business models and processes. The use of remote tablets to capture inspection data in real-time and the use of streaming video are key examples of digitalization. The addition of sensors to monitor the health of an asset is a component of enabling a digital twin concept, which is enabled with historical, real-time and forecast data. This document presents current use cases on the use of digital twin platforms to visualize assets and provide context for operational data. The use of hyperspectral sensors to help enhance the digital twin environment adds lifecycle features that enable more efficient condition monitoring. An overview of the BIM (Building Information Modeling) service supporting the digital lifecycle of 3-D/2-D model integrations will be discussed. This will also include the use of AR/VR devices including Microsoft’s Hololens and the delivery of ‘model load packages’, which allows the user to view the various models required to integrate with Hololen’s features. The combined use of augmented inspection reporting and corrective maintenance instructions allows for a streamlined inspection approach through the use of in situ sensors and mobile inspection campaigns.

Product Number: MPWT19-15488
Author: Mark Stevens
Publication Date: 2019
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