The aim of system visualisation is to identify important operational and safety features that the end user (i.e. operator, maintainer, commissioning engineer) must be aware for safe system operation. These features are drawn out from existing documentation and drawings of the system and put into a presentation that builds the system up from first principles highlighting the identifed features along the way.
Look below for further details on the steps involved.
Utilising existing information and documentation we design and deliver a comprehensive presentation package. This will be based around a pictorial demonstration of the system’s operation to provide a detailed understanding of the design criteria and how this has been translated to the finished system.
Once the information has been decomposed and agreed, a modified schematic diagram will be developed to represent the key system safe operation. This diagram will be a less complicated representation of the full system, making it easier to focus on the important features of the system for the end user.
Taking the simplified system from Step 1, the next stage is to animate the diagram, building the system up from first principles.
Important elements such as Tank levels, Pumps, Water Flow, Valve Operation, Bladder Tanks, Sprinklers and Network Data Flow are all animated.
The animation can be stopped (and restarted) interactively at any given simulation time period, allowing the user to view and analyse the system’s transient activity thoroughly.
At each stage the relevant identified points are annotated and discussed in further detail. The visualisation will use consistent annotation icons depending on the category. The categories include:
When the animation and annotation has been completed a transcript will be written to accompany the presentation. This script will be used to provide inline narration on the slide and to create the accompanying voice over.
Furthermore, the script will be used to compile detailed ‘trainers notes’ to allow new presenters to familiarise themselves with the content of the slides, the message to portray, and where to locate supporting documentation.
The final product will be a system visualisation solution that can be delivered as a face-to-face awareness session, an e-learning type training package or as an interactive application. The options include:
PowerPoint - This is a package familiar with many trainers, and can be used to deliver a face-face course or can be run in auto-play mode with narration over the slides and animations.
Video - This can be distributed and viewed individually or as a group.
HTML5 - When exported to HTML5 the content can be viewed on any device that can run a modern browser. Devices include PCs, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, etc. The published material is interactive with supporting voice over and animations.