Virtual Reality Used to Train Nuclear Personnel

Supplier of nuclear reactors Hitachi Nuclear Energy is using immersive virtual reality to help nuclear power plant operators train personnel for outage, operations and maintenance work ahead of the spring 2022 outage season.  

The Virtual Reality Solution can be used for special training of NPP personnel, since it can replicate the layout of different plants, including boiling water reactors and pressurized water reactors, etc. The solution helps plant personnel train for operational scenarios encountered during operational events and refueling including facility disassembly and reassembly, etc.   

The technology also provides an immersive and interactive look at the BWRX-300 small modular reactor, which has recently been chosen by Ontario Power Generation for deployment at its Darlington site in Canada.  

According to World Nuclear News