Connecting people and systems with data to achieve great things
Adani Ports is the largest private port operator in India, handling the majority of the country's international trade. Economic growth is driving an expected increase in demand for port services. Adani Ports is planning ahead for this growth by investing in both new port construction and port automation, to ensure that all facilities achieve peak performance levels. The PI System is the backbone of these initiatives, providing the data collection, analysis and reporting tools that have helped Adani Ports achieve ongoing performance improvements and wider profit margins at ports old and new.
Michel Plourde, Director of Systems, describes how ArcelorMittal - Mine Canada created an Enterprise Information Hub to make their supply chain more responsive to real-time production conditions and transform their business from a pure push operation to a client-driven, pull business.
Faced with a downturn in gold prices and rising exploration costs, Barrick Gold,like others in the industry, was under pressure to reduce operational costs. Barrick believed the best way to do that was to improve its utilization of operations and business data. A team inside Barrick believed that by signing an Enterprise agreement (EA) with OSIsoft and better leveraging their existing PI System™, the company could improve utilization of corporate data and dramatically reduce operational costs. But signing an EA would require a large, unbudgeted, capital expenditure at a time when the company was focused on cutting costs.
Bharat Light & Power (BLP) owns and operates 200 megawatts of renewable energy projects in India. To manage these assets, BLP developed the proprietary Orion platform, built on top of the OSIsoft PI System. Balakrishnan G. Iyer, Chief Development Officer, discussed BLP's new managed services operation, which enables other renewable energy companies to tap into the real-time data and predictive intelligence.
Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG), a leading natural gas supplier, delivers natural gas to the Northeastern United States via a cross-country pipeline. Ensuring that its infrastructure is able to serve the energy needs of its customers is a key priority. When reliability issues came into focus in 2010, CPG expanded its use of the OSIsoft PI System. By improving operational performance, the company saved millions of dollars in avoided costs and increased customer satisfaction.
After a PI System pilot project in 1999 helped one of Detroit Edison's power plants save $180,000 in just six months, DTE Energy rolled out the PI System to each of its 7 major power plants. With the PI System in place company-wide, DTE Energy launched a fleet optimization program in 2006 that has saved the company millions of dollars annually.
DTE Energy Co. is a diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services. This story describes how DTE combined sensors, Esri ArcGIS and the PI System to reduce customer outage minutes across their distribution system.
eBay Inc. uses the PI System to prioritize and monetize its data center operations, improve their Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and growing their technical infrastructure.
Turkey's booming electric power industry has meant a need for efficient, rapid growth. ENKA, a leading construction firm, won a bid to construct three new power plants in the early 2000s. By using the OSIsoft PI System™, ENKA has been able to seamlessly deliver energy to the booming Turkish economy, controlling costs and virtually eliminating downtime.
Water loss is nearly always the result of a leaky pipe somewhere in the system. The challenge is to find the location of the leak, and to do so quickly with minimum staff time, before significant water is wasted. Halifax Water used its already installed PI System to support water leakage reduction by 40 million litres per day, saving more than C$600,000 on an annual basis.
For over 50 years, the IBM Burlington facility has been producing semiconductors in Burlington, Vermont. Committed to continuously evolving their operations to save money and improve efficiency, IBM Burlington installed the PI System in the 1990s to help improve organizational communication. Since then, IBM Burlington has leverage the PI System to have achieve dramatic results from increasing manufacturing capability to reducing water usage by 27% to saving millions in yearly expenses.
PETRONAS CARIGALI is the upstream arm of Malaysia's state-owned, fully integrated oil and gas company. It is responsible for exploration and production, with 190 offshore platforms and a total yield of more than 2 million barrels of oil each day. As the offshore business continues to grow, PETRONAS needed better tools to manage its fleet. It selected the OSIsoft PI System™.
Sappi Fine Paper of North America is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and is the preeminent producer of coated fine paper in North America. The company has long made sustainability a key component of its business strategy, increasing profits by improving operational efficiencies and reducing waste. The result: winning new customers by producing some of the industry's most environmentally preferable papers.
The PI System gathers data from multiple systems and serves as a universal translator that synchronizes data center operations to boost efficiency, improve planning, and reduce IT and facility costs. With this information data centers can comply with increased government pressure to improve efficiency and reduce environment impact and meet the goals outlined in Executive Orders such as Executive Order 13423 and Executive Order 13514.
The University of California at San Diego (UCSD) has a long history of self-reliance when it comes to energy. By embracing clean energy technologies in its operations and by collecting data to build an ambitious long-term sustainability plan, UCSD offers a glimpse into the future. Today, the campus produces 92% of its own energy. It's striving to go further with a combination of new clean energy resources, additional on-site generation and storage, and innovative demand-reduction strategies.
The University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities with over 30,000 students, cutting-edge research facilities, a 705-bed hospital complex, and an ongoing commitment to sustainability. The University originally implemented the OSIsoft PI System in 2004 to help manage its on campus power plant. When an aggressive 10-year sustainability program was announced in 2010, the University decided to leverage its existing PI System infrastructure to help it reach its new sustainability goals.