Bridging virtual models and reality for lifecycle support in process industries

Kim Jansson, Mikko Höynälänmaa, Iris Karvonen, Martin Ollus

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    Sophisticated IT tools are today a commodity when engineering large one-of-a-kind capital products like process plants. In the best case a comprehensive product virtual model is built up during the engineering phase. In most cases however the information and models are not maintained properly. Information comes from different sources e.g. equipment providers, in different formats and on varying pace. The plant or product operators are not able to keep models up to date. The paper presents practical experiences from industry together with requirements on information management and challenges for future research. A prerequisite is a life-cycle approach, which has to rely on an extensive utilization of virtually bridged with reality and supporting human awareness and learning. The concept will enable Local Virtual Presence of Global Companies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Technology Management Conference (ICE)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-0600-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2007 - Sophia Antipolis, France
    Duration: 4 Jun 20076 Jun 2007


    ConferenceIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2007
    CitySophia Antipolis


    • Information orchestration
    • Knowledge brokering
    • Lifecycle support
    • Process industry
    • Virtual models


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