Virtual commissioning (VC) is the classic use case for the digital twin in mechanical and plant engineering. This not only leads to efficiency gains and shorter project times, but by moving tasks forward from the execution phase to the engineering phase, the work situation during the construction and ramp-up of a plant is also significantly eased. The engineers have much more time to test and optimize the plant without jeopardizing the handover deadline.
Whether you're setting up a paper machine, installing mining equipment or building a power plant, things are usually very hectic at the end of a plant construction project. The commissioning workers are under immense pressure, which can lead to acute or long-term health problems. In addition, stressed employees make more mistakes or even lose interest in their work. However, if they can bring forward part of their work tasks by virtually commissioning and testing the production system to be delivered, this eases the situation considerably later on the construction site.