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Virtual reality and human factors applications for improving safety

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 515831

  • Start date

    1 May 2005

  • End date

    31 May 2010

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 849 784

  • EU contribution

    € 8 999 985

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

Objective

It is common to attribute as many as 90% of major accidents in high-risk productions, such as the chemical and petrochemical industries, to human error. To improve safety of high-risk productions while at the same time keeping the inherent safety level of present technologies it is therefore necessary to improve the way in which such systems are designed and operated throughout the lifecycle. The project aims at producing a new technology by creatively coupling Human Factors (HF) knowledge and Virtual Real ity (VR). The innovative character of the new technology will make HF knowledge widely available by embedding it in Virtual Environments. This enables improvements of the safety production in the entire lifecycle, i.e., Exploration & Drilling, Design, Construction, Commissioning, Operation, Maintenance, Repair & Modification, and Decommissioning. A set of new and specific tools will be developed to cope with safety critical problems identified by end-users during each of the lifecycle stages. The br eakthrough provided by the VIRTHUALIS technology is the opportunity to move from static and paper-based analyses to dynamic virtual simulations. Safety analyses like HAZOP, FMEA, PHA, Task Analysis and Human Reliability Assessments will be represented in a way that will be natural for safety analysts to integrate HF knowledge into the analyses. Safety critical situations will be studied through tangible visualisations rather than just being imagined. The new technology will be developed by a network of Eur opean experts in the HF, VR and Process Industry domains who have been clustered in centres of references in order to produce fit-for-the-purpose tools. All the centres will be tightly linked through a common technological platform to facilitate exchanges of insights and innovations. The proposal will address the NMP aims of moving from resource-based approaches towards more knowledge-based ones and providing technologies to protect people and the environ

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Address

Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci, 32
Milano

Italy

Participants (47)

D'APPOLONIA

Italy

LINKÖPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

UNIVERSITE RENE DESCARTES - PARIS 5

France

SLOVAK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN BRATISLAVA

Slovakia

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DEMOKRITOS

Greece

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN, (HEREINAFTER TCD)

Ireland

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

Greece

CENTRUM MECHANIZACJI GORNICTWA KOMAG W GLIWICACH

Poland

KITE SOLUTIONS SNC

Italy

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES

France

STR SOLUZIONI

Italy

EXIMIA SRL

Italy

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TNO

Netherlands

MW S.R.L.

Italy

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

VIRTUAL REALITY & MULTI MEDIA PARK S.P.A

Italy

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

TECNATOM, S.A.

Spain

BP INTERNATIONAL LTD

United Kingdom

CARBID-FOX S.A.

Romania

S.C. SADACHIT PRODCOM S.R.L.

Romania

PETROFINE S.A.

Belgium

STATOIL ASA

Norway

SLOVNAFT VURUP, A.S.

Slovakia

OXON ITALIA SPA

Italy

PHOSPHORIC FERTILIZERS INDUSTRY S.A.

Greece

"BABES BOLYAI" UNIVERSITY

Romania

SAUF CONSULTING LIMITED

United Kingdom

DET NORSKE VERITAS

Norway

CAPSICOM

France

EUROPEAN OIL AND GAS INNOVATION FORUM

Belgium

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF OIL AND GAS PRODUCERS

United Kingdom

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITÄT MAGDEBURG

Germany

POLITECHNICO DI TORINO

Italy

PETER KAFKA RELCONSULT

Germany

SIS ITALIA SPA

Italy

STR SOLUZIONI SRL

Italy

EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR MAGNETISM S.C.A.R.L.

Italy

EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

SONATRACH (LA SOCIETE NATIONAL POUR LA RECHERCHE, PRODUCTION, LE TRANSPORT, LA TRANSFORMATION ET..)

Algeria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 515831

  • Start date

    1 May 2005

  • End date

    31 May 2010

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 849 784

  • EU contribution

    € 8 999 985

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy