Covestro Optimizes Process Simulation for the Digital Twin

Covestro cuts cost and inefficiencies across its process lifecycle by standardising on one process design, engineering and simulation tool - AVEVA's SimCentral Simulation Platform.

Posted: March 21, 2019

February 2, 2019
Duration: 3:37

Covestro is among the world's largest polymer companies. Its business activities are focused on the manufacturing of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. Covestro is into the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 16,200 people.

Pushing Boundaries is a key theme at Covestro. "We want to be at the forefront of thoughtful application of innovation, we see process innovation as a contributing factor to the strong financial performance that we have seen since the split from Bayer, now being traded in the DAX, as one of the largest companies in Germany." Dr. Frank Döbert, SVP Technology and Production Digital Transformation of its production, is in line with its holistic view of the asset lifecycle.

This requires: One single process model for the entire lifecycle and all departments involved with process simulation, like Process Design, Automation, Operator Training, Simulation, Performance Monitoring or Online Optimization. A tool that is powerful enough to satisfy modelling experts, for example in central technology, yet user-friendly and robust for casual users, such as operators in production. SimCentral Simulation Platform meets those needs and is ideally suited to support for the digital transformation of production processes with a Digital Twin of the process behavior.

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