ABERDEEN, UK -- General Robotics Ltd. (GRL) has introduced Version 4.0 of it ROVolution ROV pilot training and mission planning simulator.
ROVolution now includes a comprehensive Pilot Training Metrics module to improve the measurability and consistency of pilot training and assessment, the company says. An instructor can use the built-in tools to give him an objective measure of key pilot competencies like the time taken to complete a task, how much the pilot varied from a designated survey path, what force was put on the tether, and how much tether was paid out compared to the distance from the TMS.
In addition to Pilot Metrics, ROVolution 4.0 has added the Torque Tool, which allows a pilot to simulate using a manipulator to apply a torque tool to a valve. According to GRL, Torque Tool increases the realism of subsea simulations by enabling subsea tasks and completions and training pilots to perform these skilled jobs prior to using the real equipment.