- October 05, 2018
- Emerson Automation Solutions
October 5, 2018 – Emerson announced the first offering to come from the 2018 alliance between Emerson and AspenTech -- an integration technology that is designed to make it more practical and efficient for organizations to create digital twins for use across an entire plant’s lifecycle. With the capabilities and expertise achieved through this joint development, process industry organizations can now use data from the standard digital twin created during plant design engineering to create a real-time digital twin for training operators and optimizing production.
Emerson is natively integrating its Mimic simulation software with Aspen HYSYS Simulation Software, used in project engineering. Combining with Mimic adds real-time process optimization and training and enables building and maintaining an operations digital twin. Digital twin technologies are a component of Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem, a scalable portfolio of solutions that enable digital transformation, and are solutions for organizations looking to utilize energy and materials resources. The Mimic HYSYS Link software includes automated configuration tools that enable bulk data transfer between Emerson and AspenTech systems. Built-in readiness for virtualization and cloud technologies in Mimic software help users to maintain up-to-date engineering and training environments and avoid the creating duplicate physical hardware systems. Organizations can continuously update their digital twins for greater decision integrity and thereby use real-time dynamic models to test performance improvements safely in a cloud-based simulation before deploying at their actual plant. One of the prime barriers to digital transformation—including adopting a digital twin—is how to scale the technologies for an operating unit, a site, and enterprises. Mimic’s selective fidelity process modelling allows organizations to choose the design detail of their digital twin’s simulation scaled to their organization’s budget and potential return on investment. Operations that have a foundation of HYSYS models can expand their model base to include more of the operation. The simulation software works natively with Emerson’s DeltaV distributed control system or connects into third-party control systems.