Digital twins are either a must-have for any self-respecting engineering consultant; or they are dismissed as the latest shiny object dreamed up by VC-fueled ‘constructech’ mania. On the one hand, digital twins are important enough to warrant their own National Digital Twin Day; on the other, proponents are accused of ‘digital-twin-washing’ Bim just like they ‘green-washed’ their eco-sustainability credentials, driven by fear of missing out.
Bentley Systems has announced the availability of the Open Plant Connect Edition, the latest of Bentley’s plant design offerings. The new edition allows users in the process and manufacturing industries to improve design and operations based on open data standards.
In this decade Chemical Industry is facing two mega-trends: the collapse in the price of commodities and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The importance of asset performance is a compelling response to the opportunities and threats resulting from this. But how to maximize performance of existing assets?
On Thursday, Bentley released the Open Plant Connect Edition web-connected software platform. “Connect Edition pushes models and services through the web to easily share and visualize data,” said Ken Adamson, Bentley Vice president, Building, Electrical, Plant and Structural Detailing. At brownfield sites, operators can take a series of photos of an item — for instance, a newly installed valve — and quickly create an interactive 3D model in a secure web portal.
The age of digital engineering has just began: As operation, information and technology are about to merge, engineering enters a new era — Digital engineering models and actual operational data don’t have much in common — or have they? The Internet of Things and intelligent field devices are about to usher in a new era, in which the boundaries between cyberspace and on-site production blur. It is up to us to harness the technological change and reap its benefits.
Die Verzahnung der 2D- mit der 3D-Welt bringt im Engineering sowie für die gesamte Zulieferkette erhebliche Vorteile. Anlagenplanung und Installation aber auch Maintenance-Prozesse beim Betreiber können so deutlich effizienter werden.