This paper presents a comprehensive guide to creating, viewing and editing a 3-D panoramic model of any facility. The model allows the user to easily interact with the different units within the facility by simply clicking on them. An average user who has never been to the facility could become familiar with the plant in a few clicks of a button. The model manages to incorporate operating envelopes, technical integrity reports, P&IDs, operating manuals, procedure guides, unit descriptions, daily reports and HSE specifics in a user friendly fashion. This allows newcomers and experts to communicate and share information easily while minimizing chances of error. Such a model could be installed and downloaded on a network to manage information, collect historic data, manage changes and follow up plant activities.

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