AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM AND MAINTENANCE OF OIL PUMPS

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Automated control system of technological processes and production, Mining University, St. Petersburg, Russia

2 Well drilling, Mining University, St. Petersburg, Russia

3 Well Drilling Department, Oil and Gas Faculty, Saint-Petersburg Mining University

Abstract

A qualification of employees who operate technological processes directly influences on the safety of production. But the employees’’ qualification can't completely exclude human factor. Today, there are a lot of technologies those can minimize or eliminate human factor impact on production safety ensuring. The augmented reality technology is an example of this technology. These technologies have huge experience, which has been accumulated during a long period of time. -This new level turns available by this experience combination and integration, it brings additional profit to the enterprise and can be a basis for completely new technologies. This paper shows an example of combination of augmented reality technology and oil pumps maintenance. For researching of efficiency of augmented reality system for oil pump maintenance the laboratory unit with Grundfos vertical electric centrifugal pump was used. The laboratory unit is a physical model of one of the continuous oil processes. The oil pump of this laboratory unit is object of this research. The algorithm of servicing of oil pump was developed. The test of system and algorithms were carried out with four groups of people: the first had on hand only instructions to use, the second used only the internal recommendations of the system, the third used only the help of an expert, and the fourth used internal recommendations and, if necessary, contacted the expert. The results show the efficiency and actuality of augmented reality technology for maintenance of industrial equipment, especially for the equipment operated in remote Arctic conditions.

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