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Troubleshooting with Augmented Reality in Industrial Turnarounds


Industrial turnarounds, also known as shutdowns, are critical periods in the lifecycle of industrial operations. They involve a complete halt of production to carry out extensive maintenance, inspections, and system overhauls. One of the key challenges during these periods is troubleshooting – identifying and resolving issues that could potentially disrupt the turnaround process. This is where Augmented Reality (AR) and digital workflow solutions like FAT FINGER come into play.

Introducing FAT FINGER

FAT FINGER is a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to do their work correctly every time. It allows you to build checklists, workflows, and digital procedures that unlock operational excellence. With features like a drag & drop workflow builder, mobile & desktop workflows, dashboards, integrations, augmented reality, IoT device connectivity, and artificial intelligence coaching, FAT FINGER is revolutionizing the way industrial operations are managed.

The Power of Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality overlays digital information onto the real world, providing users with an enhanced view of their environment. In the context of industrial turnarounds, AR can be used to visualize complex systems, identify potential issues, and guide maintenance procedures.

Augmented Reality in Troubleshooting

AR can play a significant role in troubleshooting during industrial turnarounds. Here are a few ways how:

  • Visualizing complex systems: AR can overlay digital models onto physical systems, helping operators understand complex machinery and identify potential issues.
  • Guided maintenance: AR can provide step-by-step instructions for maintenance procedures, reducing the risk of errors and improving efficiency.
  • Remote assistance: AR can enable remote experts to see what on-site operators see, providing real-time guidance and support.

Case Study: AR in Action

A recent case study highlights the effectiveness of AR in troubleshooting during industrial turnarounds. A major oil and gas company used AR glasses to overlay digital models onto physical systems, enabling operators to identify and resolve issues more quickly and accurately. The result was a significant reduction in downtime during the turnaround.

FAT FINGER and Augmented Reality

FAT FINGER’s AR feature takes troubleshooting to the next level. By integrating AR with its digital workflow solutions, FAT FINGER allows operators to visualize workflows, follow step-by-step instructions, and receive real-time feedback, all within their field of view. This not only improves efficiency but also reduces the risk of errors, ensuring that the turnaround process goes smoothly.


Augmented Reality is revolutionizing troubleshooting during industrial turnarounds. By providing an enhanced view of the environment, guiding maintenance procedures, and enabling remote assistance, AR can significantly improve efficiency and reduce downtime. With digital workflow solutions like FAT FINGER, which integrate AR into their platforms, the future of industrial turnarounds looks brighter than ever.

Ready to experience the power of Augmented Reality in your industrial operations? Sign up for FAT FINGER or request a demo today.