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02 Apr, 2019

OSIsoft Enters into Enterprise Agreement with Alizent-Asset Interactive to Accelerate Air Liquide’s Digital Transformation

Air Liquide’s industrial operations generate over 1 billion data points per day.

San Leandro, CA (April 2, 2019) - OSIsoft LLC, a leader in data infrastructure for critical operations, is proud to announce that it has entered into an Enterprise Agreement (EA) with Alizent-Asset Interactive (Alizent), a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Liquide focused on digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things. The Enterprise Agreement Program will enable Alizent to deploy OSIsoft's PI System broadly across Air Liquide's operations to optimize production, minimize environmental impacts and improve logistics, among other services.

In 2015, Air Liquide launched the Smart and Innovative (SIO) program to improve the way the company serves its customers through the coordination of plant operations and centralized control centers.

Alizent, an Air Liquide entity dedicated to Industrial IoT, digitally connects its clients' workforce and customers with their assets to create efficiencies, generate new revenues and elevate customer satisfaction. Alizent, for instance, tracks over 22 million gas canisters, beer kegs and other mobile assets to reduce losses and optimize inventory. It also manages over 20,000 remote facilities such as bulk tanks for industrial gases to reduce service costs and supervises over 250 production facilities to improve their performance and maintenance.  

OSIsoft's PI System serves as the operational data infrastructure for the SIO program, collecting, visualizing and transforming critical asset data into insight for the teams of the SIO remote centers, notably in France, China and Kuala Lumpur, for real-time decision support and conducting analytics. Air Liquide's industrial operations generate over one billion data points per day.

“We work with OSIsoft because it has long been a leader in turning critical operations data into a true asset employees can use. By combining Big Data with human intelligence, the workflow of each Air Liquide production unit linked to an SIO center is adapted in real-time to the changing needs of customers,” explained Alexis Duret, CEO of Alizent. “Capable of controlling sites remotely, these SIO centers can optimize production unit energy efficiency and leverage predictive analytics to ensure continuous facility run time. By integrating these digital tools, Air Liquide facilitates decision making to improve its operational excellence and provide best-in-class customer experiences.”

Under the OSIsoft Enterprise Agreement Program, Air Liquide employees will be able to further accelerate the roll out of new enterprise-wide use cases, strategically improve real-time data management at scale and tap into new sources of data. Engineered to unleash creativity, OSIsoft Enterprise Agreement program, software and services accelerate time-to-value and unlock access to data in a more efficient way than a project-by-project approach.

“Data is the one commodity in the world that becomes more valuable the more it can be shared,” said J. Patrick Kennedy, CEO and founder of OSIsoft. “We think Air Liquide's accomplishments form a blueprint for how heavy industry will evolve, and how relationships with customers will evolve, over the next decade.”

About OSIsoft

OSIsoft is dedicated to helping people transform their world through data. The company's core product, the PI System, is a data infrastructure focused on critical operations that has been used to predict wind turbine failures, increase output at an iron mine by $120 million in a single year, fine tune power consumption at a national laboratory supercomputer center, deliver water services to millions of new customers in a megacity, and improve the quality and consistency of beer. Over 1,000 leading utilities, 90% of the world's largest oil and gas companies and 65% of the Fortune 500 industrial companies rely the PI System in their operations. Worldwide, over 2 billion sensor-based data streams are managed by the PI System.

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