San Leandro, California – June 27, 2012 – OSIsoft (www.osisoft.com), was presented with a 2012 Technology Partner of the Year award during the eighth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) awards ceremony in Palm Beach, Fla., OSIsoft was recognized for providing the enabling technology in the Nalco, an Ecolab company, Refined Knowledge® system, which transforms significant amounts of real-time customer data into actionable knowledge.
Built on OSIsoft’s PI System and Microsoft technology, Refined Knowledge is an innovative solution for tracking resource usage and providing real-visibility into the manufacturing life cycle. Nalco developed the Refined Knowledge system to refine infinite amounts of data and apply 20+ years of expertise to develop actionable information to improve their customers’ operational efficiency, extend asset life, track environmental footprint, conserve natural resources and meet regulatory and social eROI goals.
“The Refined Knowledge system provides faster and more accurate data and ensures greater consistency of information across multiple operations,” said Steve Taylor, president, Global Energy, Ecolab. “Our customers appreciate having high-quality operational data to help optimize treatment programs for maximum operational performance, sustainability credits and benchmarking.”
Nalco was presented with the 2012 ML100 Sustainability Award for the Refined Knowledge system, and Taylor received the ML100 Next-Generation Leadership & Culture Award for leading the development of the Refined Knowledge system.
“We are proud of Nalco’s accomplishments in creating a culture of innovation while delivering sustainable value to their customers. We are also honored to have Nalco as an Enterprise Customer; they continue to develop best in class solutions that push and challenge our technology to deliver even further value to our mutual customers,” says Bernard Morneau, president of OSIsoft.
Award recipients (from left to right) Bernard Morneau, OSIsoft, John A. Schlitt, Nalco, Tamalyn Ennis (OSIsoft), and Stewart McCutcheon, Nalco, pause for photos on stage at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fl.
OSIsoft’s PI System provides scalability, reliability, high availability and high-level integration with the Microsoft platform. Built on Microsoft technology, the PI System leverages Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint, Excel, and Excel Services so that users can more easily collaborate, benchmark, analyze and monitor performance data. With the combined system, Nalco can easily visualize complex chemical process problems that impact eROI.
Nominees in the ML100 Sustainability category were evaluated based on their ability to demonstrate manufacturing processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources and economically sound and safe for employees, communities and consumers. Previously known as the PM100 awards, Manufacturing Enterprise Communications renamed the program to Manufacturing Leadership Awards in 2011 to recognize leadership’s critical role to growth and health of the manufacturing industry and individual manufacturing enterprises.
With 2011 pro forma sales of $11 billion and more than 40,000 employees, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Nalco, an Ecolab company, specializes in industrial water, energy and air applications, helping customers reduce natural resource consumption, enhance air quality, minimize environmental releases and improve productivity.
Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries.
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