Unified Engineering

Break down the silos between process and engineering design. Use a single integrated platform for end-to-end facility engineering from process simulation to detail design across all phases of a project.

The Digital Twin

  • As part of the process design lifecycle, a simulation model is typically created to simulate the plant before it is even built
  • So, you have a first born-digital twin before the physical asset is built
  • The AVEVA Process Engineering portfolio creates the first born-digital twin which is made available digitally for detailed engineering and design to begin.
  • This integrated workflow allows for the process, equipment, and operations to be analyzed and optimized for safety, reliability, and profitability.
  • Engineering design continues in a highly integrated manner creating the digital twin of the physical asset and delivering all the information required for fast, efficient procurement and construction.
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The Digital Twin in Engineering Design

  • For engineering, the relevant aspects of the digital twin are a combination of the process behavior and an accurate digital representation of a physical asset's engineering data
  • Integrating process design with multi-discipline engineering and design workflows reduces delays in getting the latest valid information from other disciplines
  • The integration allows engineers to easily return detailed engineering data to the simulation for controls checkout, safety analysis, and operator training
  • With all the engineering data managed through an integrated workflow, both FEED (Front End Engineering Design) and detail design projects become easier to control and manage.
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A Unified Environment for All Engineering Disciplines

  • Access a unified environment for all engineering disciplines enabling them to work together efficiently and effectively.
  • It consists of two main components, Process Simulation, and Integrated Engineering and Design, covering the process, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrument and structural disciplines.
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Enable EPC 4.0 for Seamless Digital Collaboration

When an engineer has to make a change, instead of P&IDs needing to be updated and reissued manually, instead of equipment datasheets floating around on different systems, instead of out-of-date piping and equipment specs getting sent to suppliers, all lists and datasheets are aligned with 3D models and schematics on a digital twin – a digital version of the real-world, physical asset.
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Leverage Process Simulation within Engineering

  • Start off from a steady-state process simulation and generate design cases for the various plant conditions and hand them off digitally to the engineering teams.
  • As your project progresses through detailed engineering and design, the various engineering disciplines work together on creating deliverables from P&ID's and SLD's (Single Line Diagrams) through to construction drawings and bills of materials.
  • The evolving plant information can then be provided back to the simulator to validate how the plant will behave
  • Unified Engineering also helps manage and validate changes throughout the project, this increases efficiency and productivity at every stage of the project
  • The overall benefit is reduced project cost, schedule, and risk with faster commissioning and start-up and more effective operations.
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