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DNV-RP-A204 Assurance of digital twins

Recommended practice

Edition 2023-10

The objective of this document is to establish requirements and provide a structured and systematic process for developing and assuring digital twins with the aim of obtaining trustworthy output from them. In doing so, this recommended practice (RP) aims to minimize risks (safety and financial) associated with their use, whilst maximizing the trustworthiness, reliability, and value of the digital twin.

This RP contains requirements and recommendations for assuring the trustworthiness of digital twins, addressing all phases from concept to operation. 

The following topics are covered:

  • the maturity of the organizations developing and maintaining the digital twin
  • the quality of the digital twin
  • the risk of relying on the information provided by the digital twin
  • the integration and deployment of digital twin solutions
  • the operation and maintenance of the digital twin.

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