Leveraging Digital Twin Technology in Natural Resources
Digital twins are gaining acceptance in Natural Resources sectors such as oil and gas, mining and metals, energy, and utilities, with aggressive adoption plans. There are differing perspectives and confusion about applications, definitions, value and approach.
The Digital Twin Consortium Natural Resources Working Group is focusing on the value and application of digital twins across the overall lifecycle of Natural Resources assets, processes and operations. The group is also focusied on delivering standardized definitions, protocols and methodologies to enable the creation and application of precise, knowledge-rich digital twins that drive value by improving the application of capital to projects and operational excellence during operations and maintenance. With limited interoperability throughout the asset lifecycle, and confusion in the market created by a lack of standardization, the Digital Twin Consortium is building the ecosystem to solve these challenges.
Learn more about how the industry is coalescing to define the semantics required to describe a digital twin used for Natural Resources development, identifying standards gaps and requirements and building a use case library. Members of the consortium, which is open to all businesses, universities and government agencies, drive deeper understanding of how the Natural Resources sector can utilize digital twins to improve across the lifecycle.
Join the webinar to learn more about the Digital Twin Consortium Natural Resources Working Group goals, roadmap, and current work in progress.
RecordedSep 23 202033 mins
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Bill Hoffman, OMG; Jason Smith, OMG; Stephen Mellor, IIC; Bill Curtis, CISQ; Dan Isaacs, Digital Twin; Ken Rubin, BPM+ Health
Object Management Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing technology through participation across member companies. Now over thirty years old, OMG began as a standards development organization, publishing standards such as CORBA and UML. With over 225 specifications to its name OMG has continued to develop technologies through membership communities. The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) established seven years ago, and Digital Twin Consortium last year. These programs focus on particular technical and business aspects of various technology enablers, developing technologies and best practices to bring back to member companies.
Other communities formed by OMG include BPM+ Health, Consortium for Information & Software Quality, and the DDS Foundation. This webinar will explore opportunities for collaboration between OMG programs. For example, controlling multiple sensors from different vendors is ripe for standardization; digital twins are a technology enabler for the industrial internet. Member companies in one program frequently have an interest in others, so we offer limited cross-program participation.
Bill Hoffman, President of OMG, will be joined by each program’s chief technical officer for a brief overview of each organization followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. Please join the webinar to learn more about how you can accrue value from OMG and its programs.
Security/Trustworthiness WG co-chairs J. Geater, CTO, Jitsuin; and Dr. D. Richter, VP Industrial & Energy Products, TÜV SÜD
Complex systems require resilient operation to ensure high levels of flexibility and availability. Digital Twins can provide the solution. During this webinar from the Digital Twin Consortium Security and Trustworthiness working group, we will discuss use cases specific to critical security and safety operations and how the digital twin concept is used to ensure resilient operation for dynamic and unpredictable use cases known as “open world assumption.”
By accounting for system context and responding dynamically to changes in the environment, Digital Twins are an opportunity to reduce risks and make better decisions for a more resilient, more efficient business.
John Roese, Global Chief Technology Officer, Dell Technologies and Jonathan Neale, Chief Operating Officer, McLaren Group
Over the past few years, McLaren and Dell Technologies have been on a journey to test the limits of digital transformation in F1 Racing and bridge the gap between the physical world and its virtual copy, the digital twin. In this quest to leverage the power of data-driven transformation, McLaren has maintained their leadership through a culture of innovation, matched with advanced technology that supports outcome-based decision making.
Working with real-time data and analytics is critical for their engineers’ productivity as they manage race day inputs of some 300 sensors on an F1 car that collects an average of 100 gigabytes of data per car. This requires complex AI/ML algorithms and simulation, real-time insights, and a software/hardware infrastructure delivered at scale just in time. This partnership and innovation have fuelled McLaren to successfully apply what they learned to other areas of their business the average person may not know them for - such as healthcare and transportation.
In this session McLaren and Dell Technologies will discuss:
• The Digital Twin concept and how McLaren leverages it across their business
• Reduced cost of development, testing and certification using AI/ML and simulation
• Level of trust in the digital twin
• Applying the technology to power other verticals such as healthcare and transportation
Digital twins are moving into the mainstream of business and government. With the rise of simulation and modelling coupled with artificial intelligence and machine learning it is now possible to look to the future: predict, anticipate, adapt and automate. This keynote address will explore the possibilities being created by the digital twin economy.
Bruce Thompson, Executive Director Spatial Services | Department of Customer Service NSW Government
The New South Wales government recently launched a spatial digital twin in a bid to transform urban planning and infrastructure across Western Sydney, making it one of the largest in the world. Join us for an update on the project, along with a discussion on the important lessons learned along the way, on what is set to become a step change in urban planning.
XMPro, ABB AG, GE Aviation Digital, Dell Technologies
Digital Twins are used for different use cases and applications across the lifecycle of assets, processes, and systems. Digital Twin lifecycle can mean different things to different stakeholders. Asset owners look at Digital Twin lifecycle as the use of the Digital Twin during the lifecycle phases of an asset, from planning, construction/manufacturing, operating, maintaining, and retiring the asset. Digital Twin creators/developers look at the Digital Twin lifecycle as the software engineering lifecycle of the actual Digital Twins. This can often leads to misunderstandings in organizations and projects on planning the Digital Twin lifecycle.
Join our panel of experts from a broad range of industries in the discussion as we clarify the Digital Twin lifecycle and its impact.
John Turner @ Gafcon, Inc. and Salla Eckhardt @ Microsoft
A property management portfolio is made up of physical buildings. The planning, budgeting, design, construction and operation of these physical buildings are the main challenges, but the manner in which this is performed is changing in parallel with every other business: it is going digital in order to stay competitive.
A property management portfolio now has to be made up of physical and virtual buildings; the virtual being a digital twin of the physical and representative of the evolution of the physical through all phases in its lifecycle. Why is this important? How does it happen? Who makes it happen? What will be the impact on property portfolio managers?
These questions, and more, will be answered in the context of Microsoft’s journey to develop a Digital Twin approach.
Ian Siegel @ Willow and Shawn Thomas @ Brookfield Properties
Digital twins are the most intuitive way to store, organize and access the incredible amount of data generated by complex smart buildings, allowing owners, operators and built environment professionals real-time insights to strategize and optimize every aspect of a building’s operations. Importantly, the system becomes more robust over time with the addition of new data. This session will explore the development of a digital twin for Brookfield’s 1 Manhattan West project, one of the world’s most preeminent and cutting-edge office properties, a 67-story office high rise in a historic, multi-property, mixed-use development. The session will explore the development of the DT, as well as the benefits and use cases for different stakeholders. Learn how the development of a digital version of the building provides real-time insights that enables Brookfield to create new building management efficiencies, optimize the LEED Gold building’s sustainability efforts and improve the overall experience of the building’s world-class tenants, including EY, the NHL, Skadden, Accenture, Pharo and McKool Smith.
RD Mel Gomez, Alexander Mattingly, Michael Connelly @ University of Maryland
This session will explore a prototype implementation of Digital Twin technology for performing laboratory experiments that was recently implemented at University of Maryland College Park, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The system consists of several projects that students can access from any browser and actuate and redirect signals on various experiments while obtaining quantitative data. Learn how University of Maryland, using Digital Twins, solves the real problem of how to give students the individual experience and training they need when it isn’t possible to go into a physical lab. See how students have achieved many of the core educational objectives of laboratories, including an analysis of real world systems, developing problem solving skills, developing insight and creativity, understanding statistics and recognizing the limits of the idealized theory and simulations.
Jason Slocum @ Bentley Systems and Alim Somani @ Hatch
From Design to Construction to Operations: Bolstering the Value of Your Industrial Assets with Digital Twins
Digital Twins bolster the performance of your industrial assets by minimizing downtime, reducing maintenance costs, and improving asset productivity. This talk will describe the process for efficiently building a Digital Twin starting in the design and construction phase of your project and continuing through operations.
Sameer Kher @ ANSYS Inc. and Dave Vasko @ Rockwell Automation
Predictive and prescriptive maintenance are key promises of the Internet of Things and simulation-based Digital Twins are critically important to making this promise a reality. Learn how simulation-based digital twins are helping companies better analyze machines in real-world operating conditions, allowing them to make informed decisions and improve their performance far above what is possible today. Discover how combining machine connectivity with engineering simulation in a scalable approach enables organizations to perform diagnostics and troubleshooting.
Jon Geater @ Jitsuin and Bertrand Carlier @ WaveStone
Apartment buildings and offices have highly permissive entrance doorways, with many more users than just a buildings’ occupants. Maintenance teams, cleaners, delivery people, emergency resimusponders and property owners need access to shared spaces, yet with more keys issued, it is harder to maintain trust in the system and prevent, detect, or deter abuse of privilege. This was always the case with mechanical and electronic locks and now internet connected door locks present new challenges and introduce cyber-physical risks. Trust is the top priority for digitally transforming door access control and – when implemented correctly – can vastly improve outcomes and enable new user experiences that could not be achieved with disconnected systems. This session will describe how distributed ledger technology can boost trust in ALL Connected Things.
The shift to renewable energy is crucial to halt global warming. Though operating wind farms in busy industrial areas is part of the solution, it comes with a specific set of challenges. Vleemo operates 34 wind turbines in the port of Antwerp, Europe's 2nd-biggest port. They are driven by optimizing turbine output while respecting regulatory boundaries to minimize impact on the surrounding industrial area. We present how we increased revenue, reduced costs and paved the way for advanced analytics using Digital Twins and Edge Computing, all built with open source software. Digital Twins of all turbines and their surroundings act on real-time turbine data to optimize turbine control. Edge Computing allows Vleemo to run a backup algorithm for worst-case scenarios. As a result, Vleemo was able to decrease operating costs with 20% and decrease lost revenue due to unplanned downtime with 3%.
Liebherr is not only one of the world's largest manufacturer of construction machinery, they also help to shape technological advances across many other industries. This session will explore their ship crane simulator, which is based on a digital twin of the latest machine model. Liebherr uses digital twins in their training hubs and customer locations worldwide, to ensure operator efficiency by training for optimal use of their machines. Learn how, with customers spread all over the world and ship cranes used mainly at remote locations, they train operators in the handling of commodities like coal, iron ore and grain in trans-shipment operations, thereby increasing customer productivity and lowering equipment down-time due to training.
Slingshot Simulations, Leeds City Council and Mott McDonald
This session explores the success of the Breathing Cities Digital Twin projects in Leeds with Leeds City Council and Mott MacDonald. A SaaS based solution allowing for real-time processing of nearly 1TB/s with over 84% Open Data from sources including ESA, NASA, and IoT providers. The Leeds Digital Twin combines detailed topography with air quality, footfall, and traffic data allowing rapid analysis of several scenarios around the impacts of pedestrianisation on pollution. This is combined with additional support for responding to Covid-19 to allow the Local Authority to explore and understand how companies are or will be returning to their workplaces. As part of this the Twin has been deployed within Mott Macdonald's Leeds office to understand social distancing within the building and the implications of office layouts and the relationship to the city's Covid public transport planning.
Jesper Toubøl, Vice President, Elements and Moulds – Engineering at LEGO Group
Digital Twins – virtual models of complicated physical assets or processes - are at the forefront of innovative technologies that can drive operational visibility, data-driven decision-making and improved business outcomes. However, a lot of manufacturing leaders are still trying to get a full grasp of the digital twin concept, its functionality and applicability specifically to their operations. This session will help you find the answers to the following questions:
• Is your organization ready to embrace a digital twin?
• What are the key steps in designing a digital twin process and information requirements?
• What are the key benefits you can achieve through this technology?
• What are some of the typical challenges associated with digital twin enablement and how to avoid them?
Dell Technologies, Lendlease, Ricardo, NTT Corporation, and Slingshot Simulations
Digital twins are fast becoming a core component in all industry verticals, helping organizations to gain the upper hand on their competition by creating better processes for their product and/or service development. Today, the term ‘digital twin’ is being used with increasing frequency, but with little consistency across multiple industries.
This panel will explore key aspects including common characteristics, models and methodologies, and discuss the taxonomy and types of digital twins to help industries better understand the continuum of digital twins from simple to complex. We’ll explore the enabling technologies that support digital twin technology itself, including IIoT, AI, Analytics, simulation and modelling, and more, that are creating new opportunities to get started and gain benefits with digital twin.
Richard Ferris, Head of Engineering, Lendlease, and John Turner, VP of Innovative Solutions, Gafcon
In recent years, BIM has emerged as the gold standard for 3-D digital modeling and continues to be the way architects, developers, construction managers, owners and contractors coordinate complex construction projects. But BIM is limited by the input provided to it by all the stakeholders. What if there was a way to build and maintain infrastructure with greater certainty? What if 3D modeling was enhanced with simulation modeling and real-time information response?
BIM remains the starting point for many architects and construction managers, but it has not produced the productivity gains the industry needs. Projects are still going over budget and past scheduled completion dates. The evolution of BIM is the digital twin.
Digital Twins are the next step forward for the construction and property management industry - enabling enhanced simulation modeling, real-time information operational response, and optimized lifecycle management. Learn more about the evolution from BIM to Twin and how Digital Twin Consortium is leading the way with its growing ecosystem of industry partners.
Casey Mullen, Bentley Systems; Sean Olcott, Gafcon, Inc.; and Dan Isaacs, Digital Twin Consortium.
The term Digital Twin is being used with increasing frequency, but with little consistency, across multiple industries. Technologies enabling digital twins have evolved, while a simple taxonomy/ontology/vocabulary has not. To date, while many have built upon the term with their own opinions of its definition; there has been no concentrated multi-party effort to harmonize definitions and representations of digital twins. Digital Twin Consortium fills this void and has put forward a single, authoritative definition to bolster common understanding of not only the base definition of a digital twin, but also its multiple variants and applications. This panel provides an opportunity to query the lead authors of this definition, understand how they came to this definition and learn the questions they ask to answer “is this a digital twin?”
Dick Slansky Senior Analyst - PLM/Engineering Tools for Plant Design & Infrastructure at ARC Advisory Group.
The concept of the digital twin emerged several years ago with the advent of the industrial IoT and smart connected factories, plants, and production systems. With the advancement of Cloud/Edge Computing landscape and intelligence edge devices the implementation of digital twin strategies has been taken to new levels using AI/ML, advanced analytics, and optimization of both products and processes.
There are tangible benefits of a digital twin: faster time to market and innovation, getting value from the huge amount of data generated from the industrial IoT, helping to integrate engineering disciplines across the lifecycle, and delivering new business models.
Today, discrete manufacturing industries and companies are implementing digital twins at an ever- increasing rate. This session will examine the current technologies driving the use of digital twins, the intelligent edge, and the overall value proposition.
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