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Sinopec Argentina E&P is an oil and gas company in the San Jorge Gulf of Southern Argentina. It has about eight thousand wells in eight areas; in Mendoza, Chubut, and Santa Cruz and a head office in Buenos Aires. In his presentation, Adrián Pavesi, head of the automation team, described the company's first steps with the PI System and their later Enterprise Agreement where the PI System was deployed in all of the company's fields. Two years ago Sinopec began working with OSIsoft and the PI System. The presentation aims to demonstrate two realities. The first is “a mall-scale pilot project that served to leverage the tool (PI System),” and the second is “how we are working with the Enterprise Agreement that we signed, starting with the benefits we were able to obtain from the first deployment,” said Mr. Pavesi.
With annual achievable production capacity of approximately 114 million tons of crude steel, and some 210,000 employees across 60 countries, ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company. ArcelorMittal Long Products (AMLP) Canada specializes in the manufacture of semi-finished products such as billets, slabs, bars and rod. Jean-Yves St. Onge of AMLP and Alexandre Côté of ATS Process Automation Systems described how AMLP updated legacy VAX-VMS systems to empower their people and improve quality.
At data centers in Utah and Arizona, e-commerce giant eBay has developed a data storage solution to ensure that data critical to their commercial operation is always available. However, with eBay's data growing exponentially, these data centers must scale as quickly as the data does. To meet eBay's requirements for data center scalability and data availability, eBay has partnered with Dell Data Center Solutions (DCS), the #1 OEM hyperscale server provider, and OSIsoft. In a presentation at OSIsoft's 2015 Users Conference, Dwayne Kalma, the Data Center and Network Software Engineer for eBay, and Tyler Duncan, the Principal Thermal and Controls Engineer for Dell, explained how “the combined partnership of eBay, Dell, and OSIsoft's EA team has given us the tools needed to revolutionize the industry for Modular Data Center deployments, incorporating specialty system knowledge from each group, which altogether lead us to a more efficient, scalable, rapidly deployable integration".
How can genetic biotechnology, an ethanol plant and operational data benefit an entire community? Syngenta is a global company with more than 29,000 employees in 90 countries and revenues of over $14 billion USD. By delivering seeds, seed care, and lawn and garden products, its mission is to bring plant potential to life, supporting a sustainable transformation in farming productivity and communities.
In his presentation, Raúl Cubillo, Operations Manager for CENACE, the technical and commercial administrator of Ecuador's wholesale electricity market, described how CENACE is applying Real-Time Situational Awareness concepts and techniques - through configuration models and visualization - to give operators contextualized information for decision-making.
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.