Mixed reality application


Mixed reality for inspections: the future of work is here.
HoloGrid projects 3D grids onto various geometries such as piping elbows, straight piping sections, reducers, expanders and flat surfaces, interactively blending real-world objects with digital content. Mixed reality is transforming the way inspections are carried out, delivering remarkable cost savings by optimizing operations. By digitalizing the gridding process, the reliability and repeatability of routine precise measurement data significantly improve.

HoloGrid mixed reality application inspection pipe

HoloGrid optimizes operations and delivers significant cost savings


reduction in inspection time


reduction in cost per inspection

The connected worker

Empowering workers with digital tooling boosts productivity and enhances on-site safety. With the HoloGrid application, the connected worker can quickly visualize, convey and interact with 3D data. QR codes are placed on the asset to correctly position the grid, geometries and parameters. Ultrasonic thickness measurements of pipe sections can be taken, as UT connectivity is integrated in HoloGrid. Once the inspection is finished, the data can easily be downloaded and included in an inspection report.
Gains in efficiency are remarkable as workers can quickly expedite their data collection workflows. Instant remote assistance can be provided, making collaboration seamless.

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Increased reliability

Digitalizing the grid process has a huge impact on the reliability and repeatability of measurement data. To precisely position 3D grids and define geometries and parameters, HoloGrid utilizes QR codes as anchors. Inspection results are gathered in a traceable and verifiable manner, following developed standard procedures.

Reduce costs & execution time

Mixed reality optimizes operations and increases productivity, in turn delivering significant cost savings. Manual gridding is replaced by overlaying 3D grids on various geometries. Connectivity to UT devices provides a cost-effective solution for non-destructive testing.

Trimble XR 10 with HoloLens 2

HoloGrid is optimally used in combination with Microsoft’s Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2, an untethered mixed reality device mounted on an industry standard hardhat. The HoloGrid application can also be deployed to HoloLens 2.

  • Compatible with an industry standard hardhat and certified for use in safety-controlled environments
  • Intrinsic Safety: UL Class I, Division 2; UL 121201 & CSA C22.2 NO. 213
  • ASME B31.3 Piping Engineering Standard
  • Hand and eye tracking sensors for automatic calibration and interaction with menus and holograms
  • Headset to provide 2-way communication in high ambient noise environments
  • Real-time interaction between the field and files
  • Record photos and videos: Camera: 8-MP stills, 1080p30 video; Resolution: 2k 3:2 light engines
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HoloGrid - mixed reality for inspections

HoloGrid Functionality

  • Mixed reality application
  • ​Standard grid following ASME 31.3 pipe design specifications
  • Pipe Measurement tool: Pipe sizes (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 24 inches); Angle (45° and 90°); Radius (1D, 1.5D and 2D); Grid (1 and 2 inches)
  • Connectivity with UT devices
  • 3D tracking of environment and points
  • Geo/spatial lock
  • Gestures and voice commands to operate menu and take measurements
  • QR codes used as anchors for positioning, geometries and parameters
  • Heatmap colour coding customization
  • Location feature GPS saving