What is virtual commissioning?
In virtual commissioning (VIBN), the processes of a plant or a machine are simulated in a virtual environment before the real commissioning takes place. Virtual commissioning can accelerate the subsequent physical commissioning by testing processes and functions in advance. VIBN can also identify and eliminate potential errors, thus avoiding additional costs.
How to perform virtual commissioning?
To perform virtual commissioning, you need a system that captures the data of the plant or machine and displays it in a 3D simulation. This simulation is called a "digital twin". First, a virtual model of the plant or machine is created to test the digital twin. In the process, the virtual model behaves like the real machine. All tests relating to the software of the plant or machine can now be performed on the virtual model.
What are the four phases of the VIBN process?
Creation of the virtual model
Configuration of the test setup
Execution of the virtual test
What are the advantages of virtual commissioning?
Time and cost saving
Avoidance of damage to the real machine
Test/commissioning possible independent of location
Avoidance of travel costs
Avoidance of machine downtimes