IIoT / Optimization

Resource guide: Digital twins

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Digital flowmeter twin

The seven-page article, "Electromagnetic digital flowmeter twin," by Subhashish Dasgupta and Vinay Kariwala in ABB Review, Feb. '18, p. 58, shows how digital twin software and finite element analysis (FEA) can model and optimize the design and performance of ABB's electromagnetic flowmeter by replicating field conditions. 

ABB

Design, manufacture video

This 24-minute video, "Siemens PLM—the real value of the  digital twin," includes a presentation by Aaron Frankel, product marketing director, Manufacturing Engineering Software, Siemens, who shows viewers how they can overcome conventions in design and manufacturing by using digital twins. 

Siemens

Ready to replica?

The 20-page whitepaper, "Is your organization ready to embrace a digital twin?" from Cognizant, covers organizational readiness, building blocks and best practices. 

Cognizant

Shipboard simulation

An 18-page slide deck, "Implementing FPSO digital twins in the field," presented by David Hartell of Premier Oil at a recent Future Oil & Gas event, demonstrates how a digital twin can be used to design a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, conduct subsurface modeling, perform pre-operations tasks, and optimize operations. 

Future Oil and Gas

Predicting maintenance

The 14-minute video, "Digital Transformation in Matlab and Simulink with predictive maintenance and digital twin" presented by Opti-Num Solutions, shows users how to employ predictive maintenance and machine learning techniques to get insights from sensor data, and teaches how to create a digital twin of a physical plant. 

Opti-Num Solutions

Trio of posts on twins

This three-part series of blog posts begins with "Asset operators should have their own digital twins" by Andy Bane, CEO, Element Analytics. The series covers many of the basic concepts and uses of digital twins in manufacturing, including status, operational and simulation types. 

Element Analytics

Assistance to IIoT

A nine-page whitepaper, "Digital twins for IoT applications" reports that digital twins provide visibility, predictivity, what-if analyses, documentation and communication for complex behaviors and disparate systems connections. It also shows how a digital twin strategy can be used in industry. 

Oracle

Development + Diagnostics

This 22-minute video, "Using digital twins for development and diagnostics," comes from a recent Maplesoft webinar, which covered conceptual development and online diagnostics. 

Maplesoft Engineering Solutions

Industry 4.0 simulation

The 20-page article, "Industry 4.0 and the digital twin," shows how to understand the digital twin concept, begin creating one, and use it to drive business value. 

Deloitte Consulting LLC

Model care and feeding

An 11-minute video, "The next generation of process engineering" by Norbert Jung and Ian Willets of Schneider Electric Software, shows how to maintain and sustain models using SimCentral software in the digital twin of their process.

Schneider Electric

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