Improving Chemical Plant Safety Training Using Virtual Reality
Nasios, Konstantinos (2002) Improving Chemical Plant Safety Training Using Virtual Reality. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
The chemical engineering industry often requires people to work in hazardous environments and to operate complicated equipment which often limits the type of training that be carried out on site. The daily job of chemical plant operators is becoming more demanding due to the increasing plant complexity together with increasing requirements on plant safety, production capacity, product quality and cost effectiveness. The importance of designing systems and environments that are as safe as possible to educate and train personnel is vital for the chemical process industries. Virtual reality offers the potential to expose personnel to hazardous situations in a safe, highly visual and interactive manner.
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