Virtual commissioning is the process of creating and analyzing a digital prototype of a physical model to predict its performance in the real world.
At Vintecc we have over 10 years practical experience in the use of simulation. It helps us in several ways to create smarter machines.
1. Simulation saves time and money
The most obvious reason. Simulation models are less expensive and take less time than experiments with real assets.
- allows rapid prototyping
- can be used when the actual system is not available
- shortens the design cycle
- leads to first-time-right development.
2. Using simulation helps to handle uncertainty
By simulating different what-if scenario’s we can easily make design trade offs in order to make real world decisions. But simulation is not only interesting in the development phase. Digital twins prove their value not just at the start of a project, but in every iteration throughout the product life cycle. For example, the technology can be used to verify incremental software releases, perform automatic tests, reproduce certain errors, for training purposes, and much more.
Eg. With throughput simulations, you can easily make trade offs by simulating the different scenario’s.
3. Get visual insight into dynamics
Simulation allows the visual observation of system behavior over time, at any level of detail. You can even simulate more circumstances than traditional experiments, as they allow the configuration of physics or other parameters which are not available at the moment of physical testing.
4. Location independency
No limitations to test and to explore some what-if scenario’s. Make the right decisions before making real-world changes.
Especially in times of COVID-19 where you can’t test in the field, simulation is the perfect way to test your software. You’re testing in a risk free environment.
Simulation is solving real-world problems safely and efficiently. It provides an important method of analysis which is easily verified, communicated, and understood. Across industries and disciplines, virtual commissioning provides valuable solutions by giving clear insights into complex systems.