An asset level digital twin parses and processes real time data streamed directly from the real world so as to create a dynamic, virtual, representation of the equipment being simulated. By creating a digital twin, it is possible to gather insight about potential ways to improve operations, increase efficiency or determine potential breakdown points before events happen. Lessons can be learnt from the digital twin which can be later applied to the real life installation, reducing process-related incidents and avoiding unplanned downtime, mitigating risk and associated costs, in consequence.
We introduce the digital twin paradigm in the following stages:
- Design: Simulation and visualization during the design phase can be used to verify and inspect the overall 3D design and make sure all parts fit together. The design review process can be undertaken remotely together with the client and/or end user to ensure that the design is deemed to be fit for purpose, in a virtual reality environment.
- System integration: 3D visualizations on a system level can verify constraints such as spatial footprint and physical connections. We can integrate the 3D model in a virtual reality environment together with a set of cloud scan data taken from the real life installation, allowing for the aforementioned verifications. Integration effort onsite and the associated downtime for the customer is reduced, as feasibility of installation can be verified beforehand at the virtual environment.
- Diagnostics: Observation of the digital twin, for example in a 3D visualization, can support troubleshooting. Augmented reality devices can provide field technicians with an overlay over the real equipment enabling the visualization of key operational parameters. Simulations can add non-observable data, such as key performance data of non-accessible parts.
- Prediction: Past and present operational and sensor data in combination with predictive algorithms provide insights into the condition of equipment and the likelihood of different failure modes. This helps plan rational maintenance and reduce unplanned downtime.
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The digital flow is a process in which people and information are connected seamlessly, efficiently, and intuitively. Information flows where it should, and when it should, without the customary delays imposed by traditional information systems.
The goal is to create a single, software-agnostic platform that will extract value from all the company’s systems and disparate data sources, and assets in the field, and leverage that value into internal efficiencies for staff, as well as new capabilities for customers.
Some of the most significant use cases that can be tackled at the present stage of development are as follows:
- Training and capacitation
- Virtual commissioning
- Predictive maintenance
- Remote operation
- Remote diagnostics