John Williams, World Coal, July 1 2019
Original article published on World Coal.
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This article written by John Williams for World Coal, makes some interesting observations about using Digital Twins to make coal power more sustainable. This is through their predictive technology that allows data sources to interoperate and predict whether a fault might occur, before it has even happened. This is done by creating a Digital Twin of the coal power plant and allowing it to intelligently interact with other twins within a single, interoperable ecosystem. This allows data to be accessed and shared both internally and externally to the power plant, meaning information such as weather and temperature, which may affect the coal power production, is easily accessible through a single feed of information, and can be used to predict whether a fault might occur.
Using this same technology, similarly to our work with BAM Nuttall and Cranfield University with The Learning Camera, you can then monitor elements of the coal power plant, and the intelligent technology will alert you to an issue when one arises. This diminishes the fear of human error and sometimes dangerous environments that checks could be conducted in.
Find out more about Digital Twin technology and how it can help to not just make coal power a more sustainable and efficient source of energy, but how it can help any business or company to increase efficiency and overall productivity, on our website.