Digital twin

Digital twin

Comparison between As Planned and As Built

Optimized maintenance through improved data quality.

Construction work, expansion, repairs, and therefore improvisations are constantly being carried out in large-scale plants. As a result, piping and instrumentation diagrams are often out of date. Maintenance, planning, and purchasing processes all suffer the consequences; however, safety aspects can also be affected. The solution is an online comparison between software and field devices. State-of-the-art CAT tools enable data to be compared so that errors can be identified.

Even in very old plants, we enable you to retroactively tap HART data and provide the necessary field data impact-free, e.g., in OPC UA format. The companion standard PA-DIM is used in the process industry as an OPC UA information model.

Your advantages

  • NOA-compliant and impact-free reading of device parameters that are made available in standard OPC UA format (PA-DIM) for the purposes of further processing
  • Existing plants can be mapped in their entirety, as sensors and actuators are integrated in accordance with the existing and new standard, e.g., FDT 1.2 to 2.0 and FDI
  • Reduced configuration effort, as all sensor and actuator descriptions are available on the controller without the need for configuration

Digital mapping of a plant

Man comparing the installed field devices online on a tablet  

An online comparison between software and field devices enables intelligent maintenance

All the information concerning actuators, sensors, and the other components of the plant can be accessed via one system. If the relevant data is available, for example, maintenance can be performed in a much smarter way.

Furthermore, this solution offers an easier and better way to compare sensors installed in the field. It can be used to easily determine which sensor, together with its specific measuring range, is best suited to perform an actual measuring task. The data consequently aids the decision-making process.

From HART to PA-DIM – brownfield plants

All available description files are collected together in the cloud. The data for virtually all HART-compatible sensors and actuators is available without any configuration effort. This data is made available to the user as per OPC UA, in accordance with PA-DIM. The HART IP gateway is used to read in the installed basis of existing sensors and actuators.

Topology showing solution for brownfield plants

Example solution for brownfield plants

From HART to PA-DIM – greenfield plants

All available description files are collected together in the cloud. The data for virtually all HART-compatible sensors and actuators is available without any configuration effort. This data is made available to the user as per OPC UA, in accordance with PA-DIM. The HART data is read in directly from the remote IO system.

Topology showing solution for greenfield plants

Example solution for greenfield plants

Would you like information on using our solution in your process plant?

We will be happy to advise you and discuss your project-specific requirements with you.

PHOENIX CONTACT (Ireland) Ltd

C6 The Exchange
Calmount Park
Ballymount
Dublin 12
D12 XE18
Ireland
(01)2051-300

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