Load has been helping Galp to improve an everyday technical task that consists of placing the gas tank on their customer’s installation. The main purpose is to fulfill all measurements and safety requirements on-site using AR (Augmented Reality). We have developed a prototype to be tested in the field and prove that it is reliable to use this trending technology when it comes to helping operations and sales teams assess new business opportunities without much effort.
Before any kind of hands-on and product development, we had to analyze the requirements, expectations and assess the technical feasibility to determine the potential of AR (Augmented Reality) in this specific case. We have faced a few uncertainties when it comes to using the technology outside a staging and controlled environment, namely the identification of smaller objects that has proved itself to be one of our biggest challenges. We understood that the client would have to go through a PoC (Proof-of-Concept), and only after getting the necessary insights, they would be able to have a proper structure that will really prove the value of the prototype.
This digital product consists in visualizing virtual safety zones around the tanks to ensure that the tank is placed correctly according to the regional laws and guidelines. Additionally, customers can use this application to share internally AR (Augmented Reality) pictures of the setup to check if the original setup was not modified in an inaccurate way. Besides the fact that this product can save several costs and time for both our client and their client, it also supports the yearly basis audit by the regulatory entity of the stations and performs the necessary measurements of the fuel deposits before their construction.