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With a strong commitment to the preservation of earth's natural resources, Outotec builds sustainable facilities and process management solutions for minerals and metal processing, water treatment, and energy production from biomass and waste. Recently, Outotec developed a new digital services platform that links operational data from customer sites with Outotec subject matter experts to deliver aftermarket services and lifecycle solutions. Kerry Sullivan, Outotec's MES Manager for the Mineral Processing Business, spoke about how OSIsoft enabled his company "to provide remote services in order to help people optimize the performance of [their] sites.”
Headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, the MOL Group is a leading Central and Eastern European oil and gas company. Over its 75-year history, the MOL Group has expanded to employ over 30,000 people across its facilities in over 40 countries. In the last 18 years, OSIsoft's PI System has played an increasingly important role in the company's rapid development. At OSIsoft's recent 2015 EMEA Users Conference, Tibor Komroczki, Head of Process Information and Automation, spoke about the evolution of the company's use of the PI System and, in particular, the crucial function the PI System's unified data infrastructure and Asset Framework (AF) have played in standardizing downstream activities across multiple sites.
Exelon Corporation is the largest owner and operator of nuclear plants in the United States. With 23 reactors at 14 facilities in Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, Exelon produces nearly 34,000 megawatts and powers millions of homes. Exelon believes the safety of the community and its workers is its highest priority, and that good maintenance ensures safety.
As the national oil company of South Africa, PetroSA's business spans the entire petroleum value chain. The company refines diesel, gasoline, kerosene, and specialty products as well as more than 1 Tcf of natural gas. Although PetroSA has used the PI System for over 20 years, it recently re-evaluated its role while centralizing and standardizing a diverse range of operational and business functions. PetroSA's Senior Business Architect Rubin Boer discussed the impact of evolving the PI System from historian to real-time operational repository had on overall performance of PetroSA's operational and business processes.
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.