Digital twins are virtual replicas of real-life assets, processes, and even full enterprises, and are key enablers of digital transformation. Designed as a tool to help deliver sustainability and the circular economy at speed and scale, the AVEVA digital twin solution uses advanced data- and AI-based programs to promote innovation and agility through monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics to optimize asset performance and utilization.
At Digital Construction Week and GEO Business, currently taking place in London, UK, AVEVA announced new integrations between AVEVA Point Cloud Manager and AVEVA Asset Information Management in the cloud, which can organize asset information for visualization and bring in real-time data more quickly than previously possible. With the new integration, AVEVA customers can now create a complete digital twin within just 60 days, even in the absence of existing models, thanks to deeper contextualization and enhanced visualization.
Two new industry partnerships will further augment the offering. AVEVA’s engineering information management solutions are now combined with the Assai integrated document management system and powered by data captured using NavVis’ wearable mobile mapping systems, such as the VLX.
The NavVis VLX is capable of scanning up to 10x faster than traditional laser scanners with comparable accuracy, and thus can potentially accelerate the creation of as-built scans to serve as the foundation for a digital twin. The Assai integration enables customers to ensure all digital documents remain evergreen and easy to access.
“Digital twins have never been more important. They will play a central role in uncovering opportunities to unlock ingenuity and achieve the efficiency and sustainability gains needed to enable net-zero carbon emissions,” said Amish Sabharwal, Executive Vice President, Engineering Business Unit, AVEVA.
“Yet, a digital twin is only as good as the data that composes it. With the new integrations and our cloud-native solutions, customers looking to develop and enhance their digital twin can now design, construct and operate sustainable facilities by using data-driven insights to optimize processes and decisions across the value chain. The result is a scalable solution that allows companies to leverage existing technology investments and accelerate insight through universal, contextualized access of all engineering, operations and maintenance information in the cloud, using any form of visualization (3D-models and/or laser scans), and built-in analytics.”
The newly expanded engineering information management solution portfolio is aimed towards users seeking digital twin creation and utilization throughout the complete project lifecycle, for both capital projects and existing facilities. Sectors set to benefit from the enhanced solutions include oil and gas, energy, power and utilities, chemicals, marine and mining.
“The enhanced offering delivers leaner, safer and more transparent capital project execution alongside a decision support system that optimizes plant operations performance, strengthening our complete digital twin proposition,” Sabharwal concluded.
Find out more about the enhanced AVEVA digital twin.