Fluid handling systems are complex, expensive, and vital to everyday operations. Given the investment and effort it takes to run fluid handling systems, it only makes sense that you want to keep them operating as efficiently as possible. One way to maximize your system’s return on investment is with a digital twin. Digital twin technology gives your team the most accurate, detailed insight into your system’s performance to ensure it’s operating as expected.
Digital twin programs are your greatest tool for optimizing your fluid handling system. Read along as we cover the basics of a digital twin, how your business can benefit from one, and what you should look for when choosing the right software to improve your fluid system’s performance.
A digital twin is a virtual model of your physical system that provides real-time insights and stores performance data over the course of a product’s lifecycle.
Digital twin software has been used in a variety industries since its inception, with aerospace being one of the first to adopt its use. Although the fluid handling industry is late to adopt digital twins, it shares similar challenges with other early users. Digital twin technology addresses common high-stakes challenges such as:
Each of these effects will vary depending on industry and operational size. Still, by constantly monitoring performance and potential issues, your team can optimize your system’s use and future capabilities. This includes reducing operational costs, increasing energy efficiency, and improving capital planning.
If you still need to build a fluid handling system, consider investing in a digital twin first. The virtual model is especially valuable during the design and build stages of a fluid handling system. By using one to simulate your future system, you can accurately predict capabilities, test multiple flow requirements, increase speed of design, and ensure you are choosing the right equipment the first time.
Digital twins can also help your team test and optimize future system additions, so you can expand as soon as possible, reducing downtime and increasing your return.
If you’re considering adding digital twin technology to your fluid handling system, use a program designed for your needs. Pipe-Flo, a Revalize brand, is a digital twin program designed for the fluid handling industry. With a wide range of capabilities made for fluid system modeling, Pipe-Flo keeps your system at its best.
Pipe-Flo’s user-friendly digital twin program supports rapid implementation, with comprehensive training and resources available to get — and keep — your system up and running. Our digital twin program features several unique benefits, including: