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New Tools for Energy Problems
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Caterpillar is a 90-year-old company that manufactures heavy-duty iron equipment that ranges from engines to diggers to bulldozers. With a slogan of “Built for It,” Caterpillar prides itself on delivering high-quality products so its clients can see return on investment. However, in a digital age, return on investment is no longer limited to equipment functionality, especially for marine vessels. It's about using sensor data from those assets to improve vessel performance and maintenance strategies. With the help of the OSIsoft PI System, Caterpillar created Cat Connect to apply analytics to raw vessel data and turn it into actionable information.
CEMEX, famous for producing cement, has also been in the power industry since 1998. In 2014, the subsidiary CEMEX Energía was created with the dual purpose of reducing electricity costs and CO2 emissions for cement production through renewable energy and allowing CEMEX to take advantage of opportunities in the worldwide energy market. At the 2017 OSIsoft Users Conference, Roberto Carlos Medrano discussed how CEMEX Energía is leveraging the PI System and OSIsoft Connected Services to support cement production; improve wind farm operations; increase visibility into wind farm power production; and track performance for warranty and service contracts.
As a global building materials company, CEMEX has a presence in more than 50 countries throughout the world and yearly sales exceeding $15 billion. As one of the leading manufacturers of cement and ready-mix congregate and aggregates in the world, CEMEX's cement operations stretch across 70 sites in 21 countries. In his presentation, Mr. Rodrigo Quintero, Operations Model and Planning Manager described CEMEX's 20-year journey to achieve visibility across all 70 plants, adding context to data for reporting and analysis and finally integrating and analyzing operational data at scale to generate overall enterprise intelligence.
Headquartered in Monterey, Mexico, CEMEX is a global manufacturer of building materials including cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates. As part of its commitment to becoming the most efficient and innovative building materials company in the world, CEMEX continually evaluates and evolves its systems and processes. One example of this commitment to evolution is CEMEX's use of the PI System™.
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.
To stay ahead of its competition, China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd. constantly works to optimize production and increase energy efficiency. To better understand what was happening across its 12 plants (which are spread across 9 provinces), China National Bluestar turned to the OSIsoft PI System™. With improved performance monitoring and computing power, China National Bluestar is boosting production, increasing efficiency and minimizing costs.