Magnox – Virtual Reality (VR) Simulation of Decommissioning Facilities

  • Magnox are currently engaged upon a programme of works to decommission two nuclear reactors at their Winfrith Site.
  • We undertook VR modelling as part of an exercise to see if this technology could be used to allow operators to interface with proposed decommissioning facilities and hence optimise the design process.
  • We were able to take existing building drawings of a Flask handling area and turn these into a Virtual Reality Real-Time environment.
  • This model has to be used to test the efficacy of the simulated environment and to perform Cognitive Task Analysis. As well as informing the Detailed Design process the VR simulation is being used in Operator Training.