Optimize and transform your business today
Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for Integrating IIoT
Advantage of Enterprise-wide Deployment
TEPCO Group and OSIsoft to Collaborate on IIoT
Pioneers of Digital Transformation
Sandoz, a subsidiary of Novartis that manufactures generic drugs, is subject to regular inspections from multiple regulatory agencies. In recent years, those agencies have begun focusing more on data integrity and audit trails for all digital records. In a presentation at OSIsoft's 2015 EMEA Users Conference in Prague, Alexander Haimayer, Head of Data Systems at Sandoz, described how OSIsoft's PI System helps the company stay in compliance with rigorous data archiving and manufacturing procedures required by the U.S. FDA - just one of the many agencies with jurisdiction over Sandoz's operations.
In 2011 when SECURE Energy Services bought the PI System™ for its liquids facilities, the company outlined a roadmap of future applications and target projects for the PI System. The roadmap included everything from creating management dashboards, to training, to process optimization. As part of its most recent roadmap project, SECURE began focusing on heavy equipment optimization in its Processing, Recovery and Disposal division through a pilot project at its landfills. The objective was to improve dozer operations and reduce the cost per ton to process waste.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Marathon Oil is a petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company that produces 438,000 barrels of oil per day. As commodities prices have fallen in recent years, it's more important than ever for this Fortune 500 company to optimize every asset and do more with less. Using the combination of the PI System and SAP HANA®, Marathon Oil: combined OT and IT data for a complete view of the organization, substantially reduced data preparation time and workload, quickly provided operators and engineers with critical insights, and optimized oil field production to increase profitability.
Caterpillar is a 90-year-old company that manufactures heavy-duty iron equipment that ranges from engines to diggers to bulldozers. With a slogan of “Built for It,” Caterpillar prides itself on delivering high-quality products so its clients can see return on investment. However, in a digital age, return on investment is no longer limited to equipment functionality, especially for marine vessels. It's about using sensor data from those assets to improve vessel performance and maintenance strategies. With the help of the OSIsoft PI System, Caterpillar created Cat Connect to apply analytics to raw vessel data and turn it into actionable information.
CEMEX, famous for producing cement, has also been in the power industry since 1998. In 2014, the subsidiary CEMEX Energía was created with the dual purpose of reducing electricity costs and CO2 emissions for cement production through renewable energy and allowing CEMEX to take advantage of opportunities in the worldwide energy market. At the 2017 OSIsoft Users Conference, Roberto Carlos Medrano discussed how CEMEX Energía is leveraging the PI System and OSIsoft Connected Services to support cement production; improve wind farm operations; increase visibility into wind farm power production; and track performance for warranty and service contracts.
Clearwater Paper is the largest provider of private label tissue to retail grocery chains in the United States and a manufacturer of bleached paperboard. With seven manufacturing sites, over 10 paper machines, over 50 tissue converting lines, and pulp mills, recovery, and power boilers, real-time operational intelligence is critical to the company's success. A PI System user for over 20 years, Clearwater Paper relies heavily on system insights, but it was a challenge to manually create targets and KPIs for every PI Tag. With the help of Envoy Development, they were able to put the right metrics in place to understand deviations and take appropriate action to keep production on track.