Digital Twin defined
Industry and academia define a digital twin in several different ways, but in defining our approach, we decided to focus on two critical KPIs: 1) the value it enables to our customers and 2) the value it enables in our own operations.
I talked about this very topic last month at LiveWorx, world’s leading tradeshow for digital transformation and Industrial Internet of Things technologies, during the MIT Sloan Executive Symposium.
Our Digital Twin builds on our core experience: over 160 years of designing and manufacturing rotating equipment that serves pretty much every air and gas handling application. This core experience is captured in the design data from our manuals, data books, selection software, drawings and models to create what we call a theoretical performance map. This theoretical data set is then compared with operational data from the sensors deployed in the field at the equipment level.
The difference between the two sets, theoretical and operational, shows how far from its best efficiency the equipment is being operated at and fully enables the performance optimisation capabilities in Uptime.