Trust that your digital twin can deliver
A digital twin can be simple, perhaps covering a single component like a valve, or complex, spanning entire facilities. Independent of the scale and complexity of your digital twin, and whether you are planning to invest in digital twin technology or already have one in operation, DNV helps you to establish that the technology and processes deliver on expectations and give a return on investments. At DNV, we build on a series of best practices and will tailor our approach to your specific needs, everything from supporting your organization in developing digital twins to conducting independent assessments of the digital twins provided by your suppliers, so you can trust that your digital twin is a REAL ASSET.
Scoping the digital twin’s functionality
Before you can get value from your digital twin, you must correctly define its function and the associated requirements. Which problems are you trying to solve and which decisions are you looking to support? DNV has best practices for establishing requirements for digital twins (DNVGL-RP-A204), defining quality in data streams (DNVGL-RP-0497) and sensor systems (DNVGL-RP-0317), and assessing both physics-based (upcoming DNVGL-RP-0513) and data-driven (DNVGL-RP-0510) simulation models. We will apply our know-how and methodologies to ensure that you get REAL ROI.
Establishing digital twins that will work correctly over time
Ensuring that the digital twin truly represents the physical asset or system it is replicating at any given time is a cornerstone in sound operation and decision-making. This is not easy. The physical asset may change or degrade over time and the data signals may drift or become incomplete. Our best practice (DNVGL-RP-A204) describes how to set up a framework to manage the operation of digital twins. Our cloud-based Data Quality as a Service (DQaaS) uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure that you always have control of your data, whether from your mobile phone or while in the office. Let us help you to get REAL CONTROL.
Building safe and robust infrastructure
Robust performance of the digital twin platform is a prerequisite to getting value from your digital twin investment. Our best practice (DNVGL-RP-A204) describes how to set up information management models, change management processes, cyber-security and other aspects needed to create robust performance. We can help you to establish efficient internal processes in addition to conducting independent assessments. Let us help you to get REAL UPTIME.
Creating an organization that will evolve over time
Gaining the full value of a digital twin requires adaptation of your organization. Building on ISO-8000, DNV’s recommended practice DNVGL-RP-A204 is tailored to addressing organizational issues related to digital twins. We can help you establish efficient internal processes in addition to conducting independent assessments of your organization and of the suppliers delivering digital twins to your operation. The assessment will identify gaps and give clear recommendations on how to reach a satisfactory level. Let us help you achieve REAL ADAPTATION.
Standards and Recommended Practices relevant for digital twins
DNV’s standards and recommended practices are developed in close cooperation with the industry and validated through a global hearing process prior to publication. The following recommended practices are particularly relevant for digital twins:
- DNVGL-RP-A204: Qualification and assurance of digital twins
- DNVGL-RP-0497: Data quality assessment framework
- DNVGL-RP-0510: Framework for assurance of data-driven algorithms and models
- DNVGL-RP-0317: Assurance of sensor systems
- DNVGL-RP-0513: Assurance of simulation models (upcoming)