Honeywell and Virthualis develop 3-D sim software for safety and operator training

Sept. 29, 2011
Solution addresses industry need to ensure safe, reliable and efficient plant operations

MILAN, Italy – Honeywell has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Virthualis s.r.l., an engineering and research firm focused on improving decision- making in the design and implementation of safety, to develop a 3-D simulation solution to improve operator training and plant safety.

Under the agreement, Virthualis' 3-D visualization technology, called MindSafe, including modules for safety management, accident analysis and risk assessment, will be linked to Honeywell's existing UniSim simulation tool, providing a holistic virtual environment that can be used to efficiently design, analyze and verify plant operations, as well as to prepare operations teams for safe, reliable and efficient operations. The solution will be available for testing in the demo room during the Honeywell Users' Group, Europe, Middle East & Africa Conference, Oct. 25-27 in Baveno, Italy, or in the Virthualis permanent demo room in the Solvay Information Services in Milan (to arrange for a demo, email [email protected]).