The EDS® WWTP VR simulator blurs the line between the virtual world and the real world: its virtual reality technology sends the user to a three-dimensional world, simulating both the distributed control system and the primary components of a wastewater treatment plant.
The WWTP (Wastewater Treatment Plant) VR simulator can be used to train new plant workers and test experienced ones. Similar to a flight simulator, the program provides training on what to do in extreme situations that cannot be tested on a real system but that must be resolved in an emergency. These situations include power failures, disasters and other incidents requiring qualified personnel to act quickly, safely and correctly to avoid further damage.
- Understanding the distributed control system (DCS)
- Understanding the interactions/effects of various processes
- Learning the parts of individual systems
- Learning everyday safety aspects
- Recognizing hazardous situations and acting accordingly
- Learning a structured approach to troubleshooting
- Becoming familiar with how the control room communicates with workers on the system
- Mixed scenarios with virtual and real hardware
The learning scenarios available can be practiced alone or in a team; by connecting the simulator or a projector or external monitor, others can follow along.
Scope of delivery
The system comes pre-installed on a PC (monitor, mouse and keyboard not included) with VR goggles and other accessories in a case. A multi-country plug adapter and a power strip are also included. Total weight is approx. 18 kg.
- 120–230 V AC
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or higher
- CPU: Intel Core i7 or higher
- Memory: 16 GB RAM or more
Head-mounted display (HMD):
- HTC Vive headset (with 5 m cable), incl. 2x Lighthouse, 2x hand controller, 2x stand for Lighthouse mounting and 2x bracket for Lighthouse wall-mounting
- Connector type: BS 1363 (GB, IE, MY, SG, UA, HK, AE)
- Power supply: 120–240 V 50/60 Hz