A couple of years ago, we already started discussing the idea of digital twins technology in our industries. The name of the digital twin is Oil and Gas. The digital twin industry searching the best way to produce energy at lower costs, and achieving this goal industry can apply this digital twin in oil and gas to various industrial equipment.
These Digital twins offer the user a service life and a window to an asset, and today’s industries are very familiar with sensor-based. A physical-based digital twin can understand the performance of equipment because it provides us additional insights to understand.
Corrosion, erosion, buckling, and fatigue can affect the real world assets by this digital twin the industry can monitor and predict the situation and condition of its assets. By this data, they will design their future design as well as they can also predict maintenance cycles.
Simulations Enable Prognostics Health Management
Physically-based twins can be created by using ANSYS twin builder by the oil and gas industry. When the system started and also working in a simulation, then it can be called a digital twin. These digital twins are based on predication, health management, and simplified models. The backbone of ANSYS and digital twin are the same, so the operators have confidence in the system. It has six decades.
- Additive Manufacturing
- Autonomous Remote operation
- Sensors and connectivity
- Function safety
- VR & IR mixed reality
Future Performance and prediction of a machine based on historical data, sensor data, and on digital twin’s output and when it connected with digital twin machine perform prognostics.
The performance and prediction of a machine can be sent to the intelligence system who are controlling its operations. If they predict that the devices pipeline not working in good condition or it will soon spill, then they can instruct their team to stop the work.
The oil and gas industry gives a digital transformation to the machine. Operations are also improved by simulation.
- Additive Manufacturing.
- Remote Operation.
- Material information technology.
- Virtual prototyping.
- Systems engineering.
Building a Digital Twin
A digital twin is not a new concept. To make a digital twin for a machine, a complete data they need following things.
- Connectivity of key components
- Process data
Then the operations manager will share this information with their department throughout the lifecycle –
Operation manager analyses the real assets time, performance, data, cost, and news.
How Digital Twins Create Value
By digital twin companies can optimize the following valuable drives:
- Capital Expenditure Reduction
- Time to first oil acceleration
- Recovery rate increase
- Production acceleration
- Operating expense reduction
- The health of employee as well as assets
- Environment improvement
- Save the time
In other words, digital twin technology improves company performance by reducing its capital and operating expenditure reduction. But still, companies are not implementing this technology for their assets. However, Digital twin technology can be useful for successful companies who are avoiding it.