What’s the difference between virtualplant and a traditional digital twin?

Virtualplant: Enhance Asset Visibility with Speed and Simplicity

Are you looking for a way to visualize your assets, gain real-time insights, and streamline your site operations no matter where you are? Look no further than Virtualplant.

While traditional digital twins represent an “as designed” environment, Virtualplant provides an “as is” photographic environment. This fundamental difference is key to understanding the unique advantages of Virtualplant.

Why Choose Virtualplant? Ten Key Benefits

  1. Real-time Monitoring: Allow organisations to have immediate access to data and information related to their operations, enabling staff to respond quickly to any issues and opportunities. This makes operations more agile and responsive.
  2. Rapid Implementation: virtualplant requires minimal setup compared to complex digital twins, allowing you to get started quickly.
  3. Live Asset Representation: Experience a high-resolution photographic virtual environment that offers a clear and current picture of your assets, integrated with IoT data streams for better monitoring and informed decision-making.
  4. Enhanced Collaboration: Facilitate communication and teamwork by providing a shared virtual space accessible to multiple teams simultaneously.
  5. Reduced Site Visits: With the ability to remotely see and monitor your assets, virtualplant significantly reduces the need for frequent physical inspections, saving both time and resources.
  6. Optimised Performance: Technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) help optimise performance in various sectors. In asset intensive industry, IoT sensors connected to Digital Twins can monitor machinery and prevent breakdowns, improving efficiency.
  7. Reduced Shutdowns/Turnaround time: virtualplant streamlines maintenance campaigns, reducing shutdowns/turnaround time by planning ahead.
  8. Increased Safety: minimise the need for frequent site visits to collect information, as this data can be accessed through the twin, enhancing overall safety.
  9. Cost Savings: reduce operational costs through predictions, improved efficiency, and data-driven insights. Digital twins in asset intensive industries reduce the need for manual processes, saving time and reducing human errors.
  10. Reduced Scope 3 Emissions: By implementing Digital Twins in an industry that operates across multiple locations, companies can achieve a reduction in carbon emissions.

Traditional Digital Twins vs virtualplant: choosing the right fit

While both traditional digital twins and virtualplant offer virtual representations, their focus and functionalities differ. Traditional digital twins are excellent for in-depth analysis with predictive capabilities but require significant effort to capture, develop and maintain. Virtualplant offers a quicker, easier and more cost-effective solution with minimal set up and fast turnaround time, ensuring you can view your assets sooner and allow more frequent recapture ensuring the Twin is regularly updated.

Some Use Cases Examples

Photogrammetry has proven to be a robust, cost effective, and rapid approach to creating a visual model (twin) of an asset. It is an effective method that supports general visual inspections and asset management activities, making asset understanding and navigation simpler for everyone in the company. Proven use cases include:
• Orientation and Training
• Asset Maintenance and Monitoring
• Work Planning
• ESG and Sustainability

The virtualplant advantage: Efficiency and Accessibility

Starting with a visual twin like virtualplant is the best foundation for asset digitization. If you are looking for a quick and accessible way to unlock the power of digital asset visualisation, create an up-to-date asset register and improve your site operations, virtualplant is the perfect fit. Enjoy fast and effortless viewing of your site and assets with virtualplant.

Ready to Experience the Virtualplant Advantage?

Why the future of operations is visual

Are you ready to transform the way you manage your operations and approach to work? 

In this guide you’ll:

  • Understand what is a digital twin
  • Embrace the benefits and tackle challenges of traditional digital twins (Render, CAD models, BIM)
  • Delve into a ground breaking approach for asset inspections and training that will change the game in the digital twin world. 
  • Discover real-world use cases: see the real world applications of a Visual Twin that is already reshaping the industry landscape
Ready to take the first step towards a more efficient and effective future of operations? 


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