CIVS Senior Research Scientist presents VR Fire Safety Simulator

November 17, 2022

A screenshot of the NADCA Fire Safety Simulator

CIVS Senior Research Scientist, Jack Moreland presented at the NADCA Research & Development Meeting on October 27, 2022. The presentation featured a VR Fire Safety Simulator for the die-casting industry. NADCA (North American Die Casting Association) hosts 3 R&D meetings per year, attended by engineers and research personnel from the die-casting industry and academia. CIVS worked with NADCA to develop the simulator through a grant from the Harvill Foundation.

The simulator teaches fire safety and lets users practice putting out different types of fires in a virtual die-casting facility. It includes various fire scenarios involving different casting metals (Aluminum, Zinc, and Magnesium), and enforces the industry standard PASS method (Pull the pin, Aim the nozzle, Squeeze the handle, Sweep back and forth). The fire safety simulator will be available to NADCA members on the Meta Quest 2 VR system.