AVEVA Enhances Educational Opportunities at the Eaton Experience Center – Houston with Digital Walk-Through of Expanded Facility

Date: May 12, 2016

HOUSTON … Power management company Eaton today announced its collaboration with AVEVA, an engineering software provider for the plant, power and marine industries, to improve the visitor experience at the company’s Experience Center in Houston. AVEVA and its subsidiary company, LFM Software, created a Digital Asset of the facility, which enables visitors to easily access information about Eaton’s solutions in each application environment through a digital walk-through.

Working with local service providers, AVEVA captured laser scans of the Experience Center and consolidated the data to develop the Digital Asset, which is accessible to visitors through tablet devices or desktop computers. AVEVA is providing secure, on-demand access to the laser scans via LFM NetView, allowing visitors to view a survey-accurate virtual representation of the experience center.

“The Eaton Experience Center – Houston provides a multitude of hands-on training experiences in application environments, including a petrochemical refinery, an upstream drilling and production rig, and a power quality lab with real-time demonstrations,” said Patrik Edahl, senior vice president, Regional Operations Americas, AVEVA. “The Digital Asset of the facility makes it possible for visitors to interact with each area of the facility in a virtual, three-dimensional environment, and further highlights Eaton’s products and services in each location.”

The Digital Asset is part of a broader upgrade of the Experience Center’s industrial application solutions. In March 2016, the facility launched a simulated upstream drilling and production rig, hands-on lab, power quality lab, and pump jack demonstrations, expanding hands-on capabilities and live product training opportunities from power generation to consumption.

“AVEVA’s leading engineering software is a unique solution and an excellent complement to the demonstrations available throughout the Experience Center,” said Allan Clark, manager, Houston Experience Center, Eaton. “The digital walk-through showcases both Eaton’s products and AVEVA’s solutions in a real-world, hands-on learning environment.”

The Eaton Experience Center – Houston’s 14,000 square foot simulated petrochemical refinery and power distribution grid features more than 8,000 products installed in applications from upstream to midstream to downstream. The interactive environment is divided into process and containment areas that allow visitors to experience a wide range of oil and gas training opportunities for hazardous and non-hazardous applications. The facility’s mock refinery gives visitors access to live demonstrations of difficult-to-reach oil and gas applications both offshore and land-based.

To learn more about the Eaton Experience Center – Houston, contact EECHouston@eaton.com or visit www.eaton.com/eechouston.

To learn more about AVEVA, visit www.aveva.com.

For almost 50 years, AVEVA software has enabled the creation of some of the world’s most complex power and process plants, vessels and offshore facilities. AVEVA’s Digital Asset approach ensures there is always an accurate digital representation of each physical asset. This allows engineering contractors, Owner Operators and shipbuilders to work more safely, more efficiently and with less risk throughout the life cycle of their projects and operations. AVEVA is the proud winner of the Frost and Sullivan 2015 Global Engineering Information Management Solutions Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award. For further information please visit www.aveva.com/ednotes.

About Eaton
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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