Expert article by szenaris published in WIND-KRAFT Journal
Wind turbines are complex devices; their assembly, commissioning and maintenance requires highly trained service engineers. But the industry is complaining of a shortage of appropriately qualified personnel. Does training in virtual reality offer a practical solution to this problem?
The Chamber of Crafts is currently offering a training course for those who wish to qualify as service engineers for wind turbines; it costs approximately €7,000 per person and places particular emphasis on the topics of assembly, commissioning and maintenance, and repair processes.
Theoretical training and practical exercises are however held at separate locations, requiring significant effort and expense. In addition, incorrect operation of real turbines can be very costly. This is precisely where the potential of training in virtual worlds becomes apparent.
In his article in WIND-KRAFT Journal, Dr. Uwe Katzky describes possible solutions for providing training in virtual reality and discusses their advantages and disadvantages, using two examples from the industry to practically illustrate his points. You can download the article “Training service engineers using virtual reality. An example from the industry.” (only in German) here.
Article in KARRIERE SPIEGEL: “Wanted: excellent wind power engineers” (only in German)
Training as a service engineer for wind turbines (only in German)