Case Studies

 Accelerating Data Center EfficiencyThe 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 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.Data Centers & IT 
 Adani Ports 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.Other 
 Anglo AmericanAnglo American is a global and diversified mining business that provides the raw materials essential for economic development and modern life. Headquartered in Santiago, its Copper Business is one of the world’s leading copper producers. Anglo American is committed to working with key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value in the resources it represents both for shareholders and for the communities and countries in which it operates. When its Copper Business was looking for new ways to drive innovation and empower users, Anglo American deployed the PI System from OSIsoft to help identify areas for improvement and make operational information more accessible to its workers in Chile.Metals & Mining 
 China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd. To stay ahead of its competition, China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd. constantly works to optimize production and increase energy efficiency. To better understand what was happening across its 12 plants (which are spread across 9 provinces), China National Bluestar turned to the OSIsoft PI System™. With improved performance monitoring and computing power, China National Bluestar is boosting production, increasing efficiency and minimizing costs.Chemicals 
 Columbia Pipeline GroupColumbia 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 ready and able to serve the energy needs of its customers is a key priority for the company. 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.Oil & Gas 
 DTE EnergyAfter 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.Power & Utilities 
 eBay Inc. - Data Centers and the PI SystemeBay Inc. uses the PI System to prioritize and monetize its data center operations, improve their Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE and growing their technical infrastructure.Data Centers & IT 
 ENKATurkey’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.Power & Utilities 
 Halifax WaterWater 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.Power & Utilities 
 Heineken EspañaFounded in 1864 in Amsterdam, Heineken is the number 1 brewer in Europe and number 3 brewer in the world with operations in 71 countries and over 250 brands. Sustainability has been a core operating principal for Heineken for 150 years. In 2010 Heineken launched an aggressive 10-year plan to reduce water usage and increase energy efficiency throughout its breweries, offices, and warehouses. When Heineken’s new brewery in Seville, Spain started approaching its technological benchmark limits, the Seville brewery deployed the PI System as its energy and water monitoring solution to push its sustainability improvements past the technological limits.Pharmaceuticals 
 IBM BurlingtonFor over 50 years, the IBM Burlington facility has been producing semiconductors in Burlington, Vermont. Commited 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.Power & Utilities 
 PETRONASPETRONAS 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™.Oil & Gas 
 SappiReal-time resource management improves system reliability and efficiency while delivering brand benefitsPulp & Paper 
 TasNetworksTasNetworks is a Tasmanian State Owned Corporation that supplies power from the generation source to homes and businesses through a network of transmission towers, substations and powerlines. TasNetworks commenced operations on 1 July 2014. It was formed by a merger between Aurora’s distribution network (the poles and wires) and Transend’s Transmission network (the big towers and lines). In order to manage the network more efficiently, TasNetworks developed a Virtual Network Monitoring (VNM) system, using the PI System, to deliver improved network visibility without adding additional monitoring hardware to the system.Power & Utilities 
 University of California at San DiegoUCSD uses OSIsoft’s PI System to help the campus operations team keep track of and optimize its microgrid.Power & Utilities 
 University of IowaThe 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.Other 
 Washington River Protection SolutionsWashington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), a contractor for DOE, manages the Hanford Site Tank Farms, home of the largest volume of radioactive and chemical waste in the United States. The site is under close regulatory scrutiny and must comply with strict environmental regulations. To improve its reporting capabilities and compliance efforts, WRPS needed better visibility into operations across the facilities. It chose the OSIsoft PI System™ to upgrade and integrate its legacy systems into a central automated repository, resulting in more reliable data, easier access and reporting for better-informed decision making.Chemicals 
 Yorkshire WaterWater is becoming a critical issue around the world and companies like Yorkshire Water are on the frontlines of managing this precious resource. To ensure its ability to deliver clean, reliable, water to households and businesses, Yorkshire Water depends on having access to a large pool of data. When the company’s telemetry infrastructure could no longer keep up with its need for data, Yorkshire Water turned to the PI System for faster, more scalable, data management. In the process, it achieved more than £1 million in annual savings through reduced energy use, improved leak detection and better chemical management.Power & Utilities