Bentley Systems unveils digital twin services for asset and network performance

BS Digital twinsBentley Systems, Incorporated, has introduced new digital twin services for asset and network performance at the Year in Infrastructure conference in Singapore

AssetWise Digital Twin Services converge digital context, digital components and digital chronology to provide immersive visualisation and advanced analytics for enhanced decision support and improved performance of infrastructure assets. OpenUtilities Digital Twin Services use digital twins for consolidating, validating and aligning GIS, reality modelling, performance, simulation and other enterprise data required to effectively manage assets including power plants, substations, and entire networks. 

Alan Kiraly, senior vice-president, asset and network performance for Bentley Systems, said, “In order to truly gain and act on insights that impact the performance and reliability of infrastructure assets, and also of the networks which connect them, digital twins must provide live and accurate physical and engineering data across time, effectively in 4D. Through the accessibility of cloud and web services, and our open-source platform for immersive visualisation and analytics visibility, AssetWise Digital Twin Services will enable all AssetWise users, and new users, to broaden the benefits of going digital more comprehensively.”

AssetWise Digital Twin Services

iTwin Immersive Asset Service provides immersive visualisation and analytics visibility, in a rich, interactive 4D digital twin context, for decision support to sustain and improve the performance of infrastructure assets. Its cloud and web services enable owner-operators to make infrastructure engineering information accessible and comprehensible to a wider population.

AssetWise 4D Analytics 

AssetWise 4D Analytics uses advanced analytics and machine learning to provide insights into current conditions and trends, and to predict future performance. Data sources can include any information accessible to AssetWise including inspections, work history and extremely large data sets such as from IoT devices. Results can be understood in the digital twin’s context using extensive graphing and dashboarding capabilities.

AssetWise Linear Analytics  

Traditionally, the complexity of linear assets makes it hard to visualise and understand the vast quantity of data associated with these types of networks. AssetWise Linear Analytics takes data from many observed sources and aligns it with engineering fidelity, to location and time on a linear network. Once aligned, using a library of linear network-aware data processing rules, users can identify trends and anomalies within rail or road networks. AssetWise Linear Analytics includes visualisation dashboards that provide users with instant access to all data at any location on the network. 

OpenUtilities Digital Twin Services (ET, IT, OT)  

Energy utilities are faced with modernising their ageing infrastructure along with the new challenges of distributed energy resources at the grid edge. OpenUtilities Digital Twin Services consolidate, validate and align ET (engineering technology), IT and OT information including network GIS, reality modelling, performance, simulation and other enterprise data across departmental and workflow silos. OpenUtilities Digital Twin Services enable organisations to identify data quality issues, visualise these issues on a map and resolve issues using smart rules and machine learning. Pre-defined and user-extensible dashboards and analytics provide insights and visualisation for OpenUtilities digital twins. 

Digital co-ventures for Asset and Network Performance

(With Siemens) APM for Power Plants is set to speed up the digitalisation of power plants and provides intelligent analytics with a range of innovative offerings and managed services solutions for Asset Performance Management. 

(With Siemens) Digital Services for Brownfield T&D leverages OpenUtilities Digital Twin Services for existing substation resilience, linking together the substation model, reality context and asset data to provide access to vital information to reduce downtime and streamline problem identification and resolution, particularly in cases where substations are remote and difficult to reach. 

(With Siemens) OpenUtilities DER Planning and Design Assessment Solutions

Bentley’s OpenUtilities Analysis, OpenUtilities DER Optioneering, and OpenUtilities Design Optioneering incorporate Siemens PSS®SINCAL, a power systems analysis solution providing a seamless and continuously updated environment for modelling and simulation. These solutions enable owner-operators to more efficiently model the grid for decentralised energy without compromising safety and reliability.


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