Your Digital Transformation begins with Information Management
At the core of any Industry 4.0 is data, because of this, it is the fundamental element of any digital transformation project.
Digitalisation within a business is always high on the list of key operational and business challenges. It touches every area of an organisation, changing how it operates to ensure it is more productive, adaptive and delivers the best value to its customers.
In engineering-based industries, digital transformation is complex and can vary from simpler consolidation of technology and processes, through to machine learning, AI and fully autonomous plants.
Phusion can help you at any stage of your journey, with software and services to support your goal of achieving operational excellence, increased productivity, cost savings and enhancing health and safety.
Emerging digital technologies are often reliant on their interaction with the digital twin. This virtual representation of an object or system is often updated from real-time data, and can use simulation, machine learning and reasoning to help decision-making.
At the heart of a digital twin is a Master Data Model, which will remain as the one constant in a business’ digital operations. The implementation of a core Data Model will always accurately reflect what is in the field, wherever in the world it is located. It proves that content is important and the power of quality and complete information.
The Phusion approach to the Master Data Model is software-agnostic, meaning that it can be connected to any system, which can be changed out seamlessly as technology evolves. As a result, the digital twin will be well placed to leverage these technologies and realise the power of the application of data. It is the catalyst for the major change away from a flat, inefficient one-dimensional and fragmented way of working.
Through this ‘Single Souce of Truth’, Phusion can facilitate a single approach across operations, maintenance and engineering that is not bound by geography and can truly connect global organisations.
As a result, companies can map and track the status of assets from anywhere in the world. A Master Data Model enables the consolidation of databases, registers and formats, which can be configured, populated and maintained in real time.
The Phusion solution the to Digital Twin saves time, creates efficiencies and supports highly safe operations.
Automation & Robotics
Automation in industry is vital for increased productivity and safety. This includes the use of robotics and the deployment of autonomous systems that can undertake inspections, often in hazardous or hostile environments.
However, robots and AI technology are only as good as the data behind it. Having an effective digital twin that autonomous machines can interact with and provide updated information is fundamental.
A single integrated information storage architecture, which holds and provides access to all of the data, prevents fragmented data silos, increases security, and provides consistent storage formats through a common language, is key to the effective design and implementation of AI and robotics.
For a business and its workforce to be the most productive and efficient, mobility is key. The ability to take data out of a single location and access it from anywhere in the world demonstrates the value of engineering data connected to devices that can operate in the field.
Ensuring effective decision making on a plant, engineers can access documents they need to carry out tasks including inspections, maintenance and stock-checks. As those tasks are completed the engineering information is updated in real-time allowing colleagues, wherever they are, to be able to access the most up-to-date relevant information.
The application of a Master Data Model overcomes the challenge of operating with out-of-date legacy content, which can be in different formats and stored in disparate systems.
Once the data is aligned engineers will no longer be frustrated by inaccurate content and being unable to locate the information they need due to poor descriptions, gaps in data and a the lack of meaningful relationships between assets and documents. As it is software-agnostic, businesses no longer have to rely on aging technology or poor search engine capability and can upgrade with the confidence that the data is safe and accessible.
Digital Transformation in Action
TotalEnergies E&P UK who have a history of innovation and pioneering new technologies to support its business goals, developed a collaborative project that utilises robotics and mobility solutions to support a more efficient and safer way of working on their sites. However, as with all automated solutions base engineering information is key to success.
Engineering Information Management Software