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Saltend Refinery, Hull, UK


2015 - present


6-metre dome

BP : Shared VR Training

Believed to be a first for the chemical industry in the UK, a 6-metre Igloo was installed at the Saltend refinery in Hull, April 2015.

The solution offers an alternative approach to training. Through lidar scanning and a detailed texturing process, we replicated the plant digitally to an extremely accurate level of detail.

Using the facility, field technicians can practice safety critical tasks, such as safe startup and emergency shut-down procedures, in a virtual production plant. This is integrated with BP’s existing fully dynamic process simulator and its Honeywell control room simulator, which means that the competence of whole shift teams can be assessed and influenced by trainers for the first time. In terms of increased safety, reliability and capability, the potential impact is enormous.

‘'The Chief Technology Office at BP is charged with finding innovative solutions to business problems within BP. The flexibility, dynamic deployment and low-cost nature of Igloo was an immediate attraction. The rapid repurposing of content into this environment, such as 3D Unity demonstrators, high definition 360° images from our assets and video from our Commonwealth and Olympic displays, has made it an even more attractive service."

Joe Little
BP, Technology Officer

Igloo Control
Used for controlling most aspects of the Igloo system, like triggering content, controlling playback and switching between content types

Igloo Remote
An application that controls the Igloo wirelessly over a dedicated Wi-Fi network. Easily control different functions from tabs across the top of the app.

Igloo Warper
Back-end software that seamlessly blends all content from the multiple projectors in the Igloo. Corrects geometry and colour for an immersive experience.