Metris Digital Twin (powered by IDEAS)

Improving your operation with Digital Twin Technology.

ANDRITZ’ Metris Digital Twin technology has evolved as an important building block of today’s Digital Transformation, unfolding the combined power of data analytics and process simulations. Based on the proven IDEAS simulation platform, with more than 30 years of process and simulation expertise, the Metris Digital Twin solutions offer comprehensive insights for process performance improvement, operational visibility, and proactive decision-making. Our online Digital Twin solutions complement many other automation systems, making them more autonomous.

Operational Excellence through Metris Digital Twin solutions:


IDEAS’ capabilities are designed to simulate processes spanning the entire life cycle of a plant—from feasibility studies, engineering, commissioning to operation and online optimization, unifying decision-making by various engineering disciplines.

IDEAS - Optimize the Performance of your Process

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What is a Digital Twin?

The Metris Digital Twin represents a digital replica of the physical process using asset-specific information such as actual physical dimensions and equipment characteristics. When connected to online plant data, the Digital Twin acts like a performance information tool akin to an MRI of the human body—both can be used to find otherwise undetectable anomalies and highlight the gaps between actual and optimal operation.


Real Time

The Metris Digital Twin shares data in real-time with the operating plant. Inputs to the Digital Twin may be from field instruments, lab data, operator entry, and others, and at whatever available frequency. The Digital Twin captures the current plant status, including disturbances in measured values, and sends its resulting data back to the plant through the control system – all in real-time.



The Digital Twin performs input data processing and reconciliation, and then performs the online calculations: steady-state mass and energy balances and/or dynamic calculations. The results yield extensive information about the current state of the plant, including KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), all process stream information, and virtual transmitters. Besides, the Digital Twin generates “What-If” calculation results and predicts future plant status.



The Metris Digital Twin for your plant is analogous to an MRI for the human body—and similarly provides key data for accurate diagnosis.  The calculations are based on first principles, accepted industry-standard equations and OEM knowledge. The embedded knowledge in the simulation allows the Digital Twin to operate with minimum inputs to yield data for smart strategic decisions.



In addition to providing current status information, the Metris Digital Twin projects future plant status and provides proactive operational advice to plant staff for optimal operation. Such advice includes ideal setpoint values and inventory management information. Advisory calculations maximize asset utilization and minimize cost. The Digital Twin displays its results and advice in a combination of easy-to-understand graphics, numbers, text and alarms, and may be embedded into the plant’s HMI or other data systems.

Benefits and Features

Success Stories


Accurate prediction and fully integrated automation

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  • Metris Digital Twin brochure

    Improving your operation with Digital Twin

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    Enhance operations with digital twin technology | AHEAD - Magazine for Industrial Automation

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