Thursday, November 18, 2010

Invensys and Eni Refining & Marketing Collaborate on Virtual Reality Training Systems

Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, today announced that it has launched a novel 3D simulation training solution in collaboration with Eni Refining and Marketing, Italy’s largest international refiner.

Combining Invensys Operations Management’s SimSci-Esscor EYESIM™ solution and Eni’s refining expertise, the new EYESIM training kiosks take a unique approach to training field operators on generic and specific process tasks, helping the operator improve the safety and productivity of the refinery. The kiosks will be piloted in Eni’s Gela refinery on the Southern coast of Sicily before being deployed in other Eni facilities around the globe.

“Using proven SimSci-Esscor simulation software integrated with a games console controller and experiencing 3D navigation, trainees and plant personnel can learn process operations and procedures from an interactive tutorial. They can also score their performance with unrestricted access to training kiosks that offer a fully lifelike virtual plant,” said Maurizio Rovaglio, head of innovation and emerging technologies, Invensys Operations Management. “This project continues the close, long-term relationship we have had with Eni Refining and Marketing, with a focus on reducing risks, improving safety and securing productivity excellence at Eni facilities worldwide using new 3D training tools and advanced applications from Invensys Operations Management.”

The first industrial virtual reality training solution based on first-principle simulation and augmented reality, EYESIM enables engineers and operators to see and safely interact with the plant and the processes they control. Using and applying gaming and other skill sets most familiar to younger employees, the EYESIM solution also appeals to employees new to the engineering and plant workplace, as well as experienced engineers. It combines virtual reality technologies with high-fidelity process and control simulation, computer-based maintenance and documentation management and other applications to provide a highly realistic and safe training environment for improving operating efficiency and skills. Simulations are driven by Invensys Operations Management’s SimSci-Esscor DYNSIM® high-fidelity process simulator and SimSci-Esscor FSIM Plus™ software, providing Foxboro I/A Series® control system emulation, and other compatible programs. For more information, please visit

About Invensys Operations Management

Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, its solutions are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and facilities.

Invensys Operations Management’s offerings are delivered under several prominent industry brands, including Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, Skelta, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. The company’s approximately 9,000 employees and its global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time, extracting critical data to make faster, better decisions and synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive offices, aligning production goals with business objectives. To learn more about Invensys Operations Management, visit

Invensys plc is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 20,000 employees working in 50 countries.

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