Digital Twin Consortium, USA, recently organized a seminar titled: Bring Your Data to Life with 3D Digital Twins. The speakers were Johnny Gipson, Senior Industry Consultant, Teradata, and David Reinhart, Executive VP, Visionaize.
Talking about the challenges, Johnny Gipson, Senior Industry Consultant, Teradata, said IT/OT gap creates unique challenge and lot of issues. At Teradata, we have transformed by analyzing and visionaizing extensive and complex IT and OT data together, effortlessly. We are using the Teradata platform, data models, analytics, etc., to bridge this gap, and bring OT and IT data together.
An example of connecting to refinery systems and applications was shown, to break down silos. Once we break down the silos, we have a digital integrated, centralized, visionaized, business analytic hub. There is an integrated data store, modelling, calculation, quality checks, business logic, and history. All KPIs are now pushed down to the organization level. Everything now gets calculated in near real-time. Visionaize does 3D digital twin. We can now look at everything, and have teams working together. We can have the best solutions.
David Reinhart, Executive VP, Visionaize, added that we have the V-Suite 3D operational digital twin. We pair physical world with digital world. We can get advanced visualization, with a 3D model available 24/7/365, that is intuitive and data driven. There is integration of the enterprise data. We can contextualize data from real-time IIoT sensors, historians, and enterprise systems of records. These include plant maintenance, asset reliability, process data historian, operational data, planning and scheduling, document management, etc.
We can now get a platform for advanced solutions. There are role-based advanced work packages for AR/VR, AI and simulations. You can now go about planning and executing critical functions. It also makes this platform easy to deploy, maintain, and sustain, with rapid deployment, document required updates, and robust model management of change.
Now, the digital twin becomes a living document. The operational digital twin can have examples in complex environments, such as infrastructure, ports, smart city, mining, steel plants, manufacturing plants, power and energy, renewables, waste and wastewater, etc.
We can develop an integrated data store, modelling, quality checks, calculations, business logic, and history through the intuitive digital twin. We can now have role-based apps, such as visualizing for real-time predictive analytics, advanced 3D work packages, VR for training and site orientation, and AR for maintenance and troubleshooting. We can also have visual data discovery.
An example of a 3D digital twin for a refinery was shown. There are extensive and complex IT and OT data together in context, such as condition, health, risk, criticality, and prediction. We can extract information and visualize them. We can bridge the OT and IT divide, by intuitive and instant access to system, and app data and analytics.
Gipson, Teradata, added that all the calculations in the refinery are now performed near real-time. It provides more information to the operator. The historical data is also available that can be looked at by the operator. This data is at your fingertips, and allows you to look for stop lights.
Reinhart noted that you can plan and carry out work packages, have knowledge capture and sharing, and have improved efficiency and safety. We have customers in sensitive environments, such as nuclear and energy, who can use these. Users can simulate any activity before going on to the field. You can get true optimized and proactive execution, situational risk awareness, and resource-driven visualization, and know what to do, even before mobilizing.