A new generation of instructional engineering material that uses Augmented Reality has been developed by MAN CEON – the digital division of MAN Energy Solutions.
Using mobile devices or head-mounted displays, the new MAN CEON TechGuide allows engineers to use their preferred learning style on a job – through 3D-models, animations, video, PDFs, or having the instructions read aloud.
“Technical documentation needs to be available on the platforms preferred by the modern generation of marine engineers and ship owners,” says Per Hansson, head of digital at MAN Energy Solutions
“Augmented Reality is now a proven and intuitive technology that makes it much easier to deal with increasingly complex maintenance-procedures.”
TechGuide is currently being tested aboard a number of bulk carriers owned by Singapore-based Berge Bulk – one of the world's leading independent dry bulk owners.
Once a maintenance job has been completed, the information is automatically uploaded to the owner's system via Wi-Fi in the engine room.
"The MAN CEON TechGuide app is transforming the way maintenance and inspection operations are carried out aboard our ships,” says Dr. Lars Gruenitz, Berge Bulk.
“We believe that it will not only significantly reduce our crew's work load, but will also further enhance the quality and reliability of our maintenance operations."