Digital Twins, the virtual water revolution09/02/2019
A digital twin is an exact simulator of the actual plant.
These digital twins represent the integration and convergence of multiple digital technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, advanced analytics or machine learning. But how do they work?
We combine 3D laser scans of the plants with engineering diagrams, connect all the signals that come from the equipment and persons working to create a virtual digital copy in real time. It looks like a videogame, but it is a sophisticated immersive collaborative environment. By combining equipment a data in a collaborative environment, experts can interact with the installation and maintenance staff of the installation in real time.
Digital Twins reduce costs, anticipate equipment breakdowns and reduce travel costs by allowing people from all over the globe to work together in real time.
At Sacyr, we use this technology to improve the management of our desalination plants and optimise the water treatment. Do you want to see how we do it?