2018 - PI World - San Francisco - Enterprise Infrastructure
Data Management Platform improves NIH Central Utility Plant Operational Excellence
The NIH Central Utility Plant (CUP) is one of the most complex and the 3rd largest CUP systems in the USA.
Over the past 3 years, the data management platform has allowed for operations to go from 480 manually recorded data points per day to over 22 million data points / day from multiple SCADA systems. Data Management platform has paved the way for CUP optimization from many facets, such as:
• Automatized and adaptive optimization program employing advanced statistical methods, energy system modeling, and load forecast modeling with Artificial Neural Networks & Holt-Winters methods.
• An enterprise website, online equipment readiness checklist, and control room KPI displays made intelligent operational decision possible by real-time, reliable data.
• Reliability Alliance Maintenance program allows CUP to meet the strict reliability standards.
• Enhanced data quality assurance via advanced analytics such as energy, mass and cost balance review and cross disciplinary check.
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Dr. Don Guan is the Utilities Engineering Branch Chief, Division of Technical Resources, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Guan is a Professional Engineer and has more than 20 year experiences on academic research, engineering design, construction management, energy services, system integration, commissioning and central plant optimization.
Brian Clifford is a General Engineer for the Utilities Generation Branch under the Division of Technical Resources at NIH in Bethesda. His responsibilities include the Alarm Management Project, CUP Operator Training Program, the Electronic Shift Turnover Report, the Operators Needs Assessment, and Operation Optimization. He has both a B.S. in Mechanical Engineer and a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland College Park.
Brandon D. Wagner joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD as an Instrumentation and Industrial Controls Technician in November of 2015. Mr. Wagner is responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing any issues concerning the instrumentation and control of the generation and distribution of Chilled Water, Steam and Compressed Air at the NIH Central Utility Plant (CUP). He also serves as the Calibration Manager, overseeing the instrumentation calibration program of the CUP’s devices.
Before joining the NIH, Mr. Wagner worked for the Maryland Air National Guard from 2000 - 2015 as a full-time Electrical and Environmental Specialist. His duties included inspecting, troubleshooting and maintaining advanced aircraft electrical and environmental systems, subsystems, components, and associated test equipment. Mr. Wagner still serves the Maryland Air National Guard as an airman with the Cyberspace Operations Squadron as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of his flight crew. The Squadron’s mission is to perform cyberspace vulnerability assessments and communications security assessments.
Mr. Wagner enjoys the work he does at the National Institutes of Health and at the Maryland Air National Guard and the challenges they present. When he is not busy working, he loves to spend time with his wife and three kids. He also enjoys working on household projects and spending time at the gym.