2019 - PI World - San Francisco - Academic Symposium
Use of OSIsoft Academic Hub to advance the techniques taught in unit operations (WVU)
Currently at West Virginia University the senior educational lab is adopting better data storage and data acquisition methods using the OSIsoft Academic Hub. At West Virginia University data collection methods in the Unit Operations Lab are being adapted to use Arduinos to help build a stronger understanding of key chemical engineering principles and allow for students to be ready to enter the chemical industry. In this presentation, the implementation of Arduinos for data collection from lab experiments will be discussed. Sensors for these labs vary from using inexpensive voltage sensors, to 4-20mA sensors commonly found in industry, and several others. This improved data collection coupled with OSISoft's data streaming service allows students to view data in realtime on computers or from their phones. Additionally, students can access the data later for further analysis. This data is then compared to simulated data to determine how close the experiments are to theory.
West Virginia University
I graduated from WVU with my PhD in chemical engineering in 2017 and have been teaching at WVU since. I am currently a teaching instructor at WVU. I have partnered with OSISoft to improve our teaching laboratories and courses with PI software.
WVU - Grad student/OSISoft - Intern
Jacob Douglas is a graduate student at WVU and an intern at OSISoft. He is pursuing a masters degree under Dr. Lima. He has been assisting Jeremy in implementing the upgrades to the senior educational lab since the summer of 2018.