DAD simplifies lifetime system management because it handles their data logically. It is the only means available on the market for the digital transformation of connected systems.
Reality in a Single Data Set
DAD provides a coherent data set for the system in a SIM.
SIM data matches the real system: it is a digital twin and has lifelike properties. Both the physical configuration and the functions are described.
It defines the scope of work for the supply, installation and commissioning of the system explicitly.
Currently – Many data sets, one for each document
Systems are described on documents, drawings and lists. All work is recorded on documents . Much engineering is really paperwork.
This documentation is like a jig saw with mismatching pieces. It causes delay, rework and waste.
Working in the SIM Like Working on a Real System
The SIM design data can be reused in Build and Operate.
All parties can instantly find data and manage the work they are required to perform. All work activities are inherently coordinated by the SIM’s lifelike behaviour.
Project management is much simpler.
At the end of the Build phase the system and the SIM are handed over to Operations.
They are given the up-to-date data set.
They then use DAD to support and maintain the system for the remainder of its life.
Currently – Documentation Causes Conflict
Every party in the project chain creates extra documents. The system data becomes less and less coherent. Many conflicts arise between parties due to differences between documents.
Power, control and ICT systems enable the efficient and safe operation of physical assets. They are highly reliable, however, failures can have severe consequences.
You cannot know if systems comply with requirements and regulations using documentation.
DAD reduces uncertainty about systems:
- The SIM matches the real system so users find data instantly.
- Missing/new data can be added when it is available.
- Incorrect data can be corrected when it is first seen.
- There is a full history for every part in the system.
DAD enables “what if” studies to find unidentified risks and unexpected consequences. Operators are fully informed when issuing Permits to Work. Electrical isolations are properly managed.
There are cost savings in design, projects and operations because delay, rework and waste are all reduced. These savings are very significant.