Arctic LNG 2, together with INLINE GROUP, tested the domestic IKSAR software platform in combination with industrial-grade AR glasses in real field conditions at the site of the Center for the Construction of Large Offshore Structures (CSKMS) in Murmansk.
The tests were carried out at two geographically separated locations (zones) of the TsSKMS according to two production scenarios as part of the acceptance tests of the ISSU equipment and the inspection of the boil-off gas compressor.
When performing operations on AR glasses, the employee received step-by-step graphic and text instructions for action, sound audio prompts for ongoing operations, read marks, filled out checklists, entered data, made photo and video recording of both the operations themselves and incidents. Voice comments recorded during the execution of actions were automatically converted into text messages when processed on the server side of the platform with the possibility of subsequent viewing of this information in the report on completed operations.
Steps / instructions and all actions on AR glasses were controlled by simple, understandable voice commands in Russian.
A separate block of tasks was devoted to IKSAR video communication, which allows not only working in the already familiar video conferencing format, but also connecting employees in AR glasses directly from the production site.
A wide range of remote experts in real time observed the actions of a specialist from the first person, instructed him and at the same time carried out inspection and acceptance of the performed actions.
Due to the fact that IKSAR is a ready-made domestic software for industrial use, commissioning and preparatory work before the start of testing at the TsSKMS Arctic LNG 2 site in Murmansk was completed in a matter of hours, the production personnel underwent a brief briefing and independently completed all the planned activities with the assistance of the IKSAR team in a remote format.
An important feature of the IKSAR platform is that an employee could perform all actions (except for video calls) offline.
Separately, test participants highly appreciated the effectiveness of using AR glasses on a production site in conditions of severe ambient noise. The noise did not affect the operation of the AR glasses, the voice control on the AR glasses worked with high accuracy in recognizing voice commands.
Commenting on the results of tests in real conditions, Sergey Vargashkin, IT Director of Arctic LNG 2 LLC, noted the potential of using the IKSAR platform in combination with AR glasses to increase the efficiency and speed of operations, transparency, objectivity of the process and results, control of compliance with technology security, increasing the reliability of data received from the "fields".
A representative of the IKSAR team, Igor Starodubtsev, noted the high organization of the tests carried out by Arctic LNG 2 with the participation of a large number of "observers" from different geographical regions, and also emphasized the company's great interest in applying advanced innovative technologies and services in its production processes.