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Coronavirus and Commissioning Times

How to Commission Virtually From Your Home Office and Stay Ahead of Schedule

With the outbreak of COVID-19, many companies are struggling to find ways to lower the number of employees physically at work without losing momentum on projects. States across the nation are limiting mass gathers due to the spread of coronavirus and as a result, companies need to find work-from-home solutions.

Working from home is becoming essential in nation-wide efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. However, this is not possible for all. Whether you don’t have the technology available or your production requires manual efforts, there are still ways to lower the number of employees in the office even if you cannot issue an all-encompassing work-from-home solution.

How Does Coronavirus Affect the Manufacturing Industry?

Machine builders and manufacturing jobs are just a few examples of workers greatly affected by the coronavirus outbreak. These positions involve high levels of collaboration, understanding, and testing- all of which can be challenging to tackle remotely. Testing specifically could be put on hold as employees struggle to monitor symptoms and new state work guidelines are issued as COVID spreads.

Those still building and testing products in-person will be hit with delays in the next coming weeks or even months. However, companies utilizing digital manufacturing technologies, such as the Siemens Digital Twin suite of solutions, will have fewer obstacles to overcome as work-from-home situations continue to be mandated.

Virtual Commissioning From Your Home Office

For Machine Builders and manufacturing companies specifically, Virtual Commissioning will be a game-changer. The commissioning process is the integrated application of a set of engineering techniques and procedures used to check, inspect, and test all operational components of a project. Virtual Commissioning solutions utilize technology to test and simulate plant or product changes before making the updates. This allows companies to shorten downtime and revenue loss. Additionally, with tests occurring in the virtual environment there is less need for face-to-face interactions.

Virtual Commissioning software can be used from a home office while still collaborating with your team. From the preliminary design to retrofit, these solutions can shorten development time and increase quality even while your employees remain in the safety of their homes.

To learn more about Virtual Commissioning, contact Geometric Solutions- your Siemens Digital Industries software partner.