IIoT in Power & Process
Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) : As computing power and the internet have grown and developed over last 2 decades, the drive to improve productivity and efficiency as driven high-tech industries to develop networks, link activities and track progress, manage bottlenecks and reduce downtime and rework. This network of linked activities is now known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and has become a fast-growing technology to make products, delivery and service better, push growth further, increase ROI for investors and maintain Fortune 500 status. The secret to success with all business ventures, decisions and technology is the quality of data available to work with. The Digital Twin 3D model is one of the foundations for graphically identifying and connecting many of the other technologies that link and make up the IIoT.
A true digital twin starts as an accurate representation of the real world. This is not a design model or a 2D plot plan, but a 3D as-is or as-built replica of how the site looks at a given time. Nothing is orthogonal. Pipes are not straight and flex at hangers, supports are off center and pipe rack columns are deflected due to imposed loading, etc. Therefore, knowing how a site or process unit works under operating conditions is of paramount importance for correct Process and Pipeline monitoring.
Laser scanning is the first step of Digitizing a Physical Object which can be converted to a Dimensional Digital Twin which is a core elements of a Living Model.
Design and Engineering
Critically important for any Conversion, Modification and Upgrade projects. Accurately locates tie-in to flanges, steel work and any other connections. Identifies hard and soft clashes between new design vs existing conditions.
Equipment model and serial numbers and maintenance scheduling, Manufacturers information lists and schedules of spare parts. All linked remotely to the IoT to track overheating, hot spots and bearing malfunctions.
Demo and Construction Scheduling
Plan, test and schedule critical path activities in advance. Make 3D concept movies to show position and sequence of lifting equipment, calculate clearances, plan safety zones and evacuation routs, locate laydown yard areas and coordinate with delivery schedules all linked to the IoT.
AR For Maintenance, Design & Training
Augmented Reality is the interactive experience of a real-world environment and the 3D Digital Twin via a handheld mobile device. Where objects can be seen in the real-world while having the Digital Twin or new design overlaid.
Property Tax Abatement
Having an accurate 3D replica of a real-world process facility allows for a safe in-depth orientation and inspection, to challenge tax assessments or prove qualification and compliance when applying for government programs.
Industry 4.0 is the digital transformation of industrial markets (industrial transformation) with smart manufacturing currently on the forefront. Industry 4.0 represents the so-called fourth industrial revolution in discrete and process manufacturing, logistics and supply chain (Logistics 4.0), the chemical industry, energy (Energy 4.0), transportation, utilities, oil and gas, mining and metals and other segments, including resources industries, healthcare, pharma and even smart cities. The Digital Twin 3D model is a vital link in representing the physical world all industries operate in.
VR and Immersive Training
There has been a huge development to link Virtual Reality and the IoT to use as-built 3D models to give trainees a safe environment to learn, train and explore in potentially dangerous areas. The 3D models can be converted to any format to work with all VR headsets and training software.
Reducing Insurance Premiums
Share the 3D digital replica with insurance brokers, underwriters and reinsurers to get the best competitive quotes. In addition, by allowing insurance professional to safely navigate a facility from the comfort of their office, further reduces expensive site visits and therefore ‘Safety Man-hours’.