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ArticleName Augmented reality as a means of metallurgical equipment servicing
DOI 10.17580/tsm.2023.04.02
ArticleAuthor Koteleva N. I., Valnev V. V., Korolev N. A.

Saint Petersburg Mining University, Saint Petersburg, Russia:

N. I. Koteleva, Associate Professor at the Department of Process and Plant Automation, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, e-mail:
V. V. Valnev, Postgraduate Student of the Department of Process and Plant Automation
N. A. Korolev, Lead Researcher at the Research and Training Centre for Digital Technology, Candidate of Technical Sciences


In the era of digital technology, more and more of it finds application in various industries. This paper proposes to use technology of augmented reality for maintenance of stirred tank reactors. The proposed approach can be applied to any type of equipment, as it can be easily integrated with the existing automation systems and does not require much investment at the initial stage, implying gradual optimization and functionality build-up. This paper describes the basic set of functional requirements of an augmented reality-based maintenance system, methods of assessing the system performance, as well as scaling-up and streamlining prospects. The paper also describes how such systems can be integrated with existing control systems of a production company. The effectiveness of the developed augmented reality-based system was verified by determining the average execution time of each service stage and processing the outcomes using the Mann-Whitney U test. The use of the augmented reality system resulted in the reduction of the average service time by 2.3 times, while the maintenance efficiency increased by 5%.

keywords Аugmented reality, maintenance, metallurgy, digitalization, IoT, control systems, automation, industry 4.0.

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