Virtual plant combines engineering tools for the process industry

Pasi Laakso, Jari Lappalainen, Tommi Karhela, Marko Luukkainen

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    Process plant deliveries consist nowadays of two plant components – a ‘real’ plant and a ‘virtual’ plant. The real plant is the actual nuts and bolts delivery, while the virtual plant comprises all of the digital material handed over to the customer. However, a lack of proper standards and harmonized procedures regarding the content and delivery of virtual plants poses a number of challenges for system integrators (EPC contractors) – to the extent, in fact, that virtual delivery may be more challenging than the actual plant delivery itself.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationeEngineering 2009-2012
    Subtitle of host publicationDigitising the product process
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8126-9
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8125-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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