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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.
Founded in 1977 by Dr. Paul MacCready, AeroVironment is a pioneer in creating human-powered vehicles. Their portfolio of successes includes the first vehicle to cross the 23-mile wide English Channel, the first solar-powered vehicle, and, since 1985, UAVs (also known as drones). The company originally developed drones for the military and Department of Defense, but the value of the visual data collected by drones has created demand in the commercial sector. Now, with help of the OSIsoft PI System, AeroVironment is finding new applications for drone data.
One of the world's most important energy producing companies, AES generates and distributes electricity in 17 countries, employing around 21,000 people around the globe and serving over 10 million customers. In Brazil, the group's operations are divided into five different companies: AES Eletropaulo, AES Ergos, AES Sul, AES Uruguaiana, and AES Tietê. At the 2016 LATAM Regional Conference, Carlos Macedo, operations engineer at AES Tietê, describes the company's operations and how the PI System was used to streamline decision-making, minimizing risks and optimizing the operation of power plants at the AES Tietê division.
In 1837, Australian Gas Light Energy (AGL) was founded in Sydney, Australia. At the time, Sydney was a small colonial outpost with less than 35,000 people, and “grid management” consisted of operating a few gas lamps. Today, AGL manages one third of the energy of Australia's eastern seaboard, where most of the nation's population lives. Acquistions and renewable adoption have been accelerating growth. In 2012, when David Bartolo, Head of Asset Performance, joined AGL, they had grown from 300 MW in 2005 to 5500 MW and were looking to further expand to 9000 MW. However, growth came at a price. “We were complete data blind,” said Bartolo at PI World San Francisco in 2018. “I had built a central asset management team. They were really clever people with years and years of experience, and they couldn't see a single piece of real-time data centrally… I had to ask one of the sites to print off a trend every ten seconds and send me the screenshots so I could understand what happened during an overflow incident. It doesn't get worse than this,” he said.
Anglo 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.
Ansaldo Energia is a 160-year old company headquartered in Genoa, Italy and a leading producer of thermoelectric power generation plants with a primary focus around plant engineering, manufacturing, and service. The company has over 100 power plants and 300 gas turbines around the world and provides remote monitoring services for 19 customers in 13 countries. At the 2016 OSIsoft EMEA Users Conference, Sandro Gollini, a Diagnostic System Engineer at Ansaldo Energia, and Giuseppe di Bartolo, owner of TQService, discussed how Ansaldo Energia is leveraging the PI System for remote asset monitoring to decrease downtime, reduce maintenance costs, and improve service for customers.