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RWTH Aachen University, located in Germany, is one of the largest technical universities in Europe. Founded in 2014, the university's PEM (Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components) institute focuses on designing electric mobility solutions. To make electric vehicles more affordable for mass production, engine batteries must be produced in a cost-effective manner. With the help of the OSIsoft PI System, PEM Aachen used operational data to optimize the production process in order to: predict battery quality during production in order to eliminate the cost and time associated with end of line testing, reduce overall production cost by as much as 20%, and shrink batter scrap rates from 10% to 2%.
Founded in 1959, Fincantieri is the fourth largest shipbuilding group in the world. Headquartered in Trieste, Italy, the company is primarily known for manufacturing Carnival Cruise ships and military vessels. Crew members must be familiar with the ship from the first day of operation. Since the crew changes every year, it's imperative to have a replicable, vessel-specific training program that is available before operators even set foot aboard the ship. Delphi, the logistical arm of the company responsible for training the crew to operate the ship and perform maintenance, needed a cost-effective way to do in-depth, onshore education for watercraft and support ships crews. Given the unique needs of each vessel, a one-size-fits-all platform wasn't enough, so Delphi introduced ShipView, a remote training platform designed to go beyond simple manuals. With the help of the real-time data coming from the OSIsoft PI System, Delphi expanded its use of ShipView into a fully immersive and interactive experience that provides valuable operational and maintenance simulation training.
Research campuses present some of the biggest challenges in facilities management. For facilities managers maintaining optimal conditions, such as temperature, lighting, and energy usage, can mitigate utilities costs, and be the difference between a failed experiment and new discoveries that can revolutionize health, sciences, or engineering.
Dell EMC's Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) division has been developing Modular Data Centers (MDCs) solutions since 2008. Dell's micro MDCs are part of a broader effort to change data center architecture by bringing computational equipment to the edge of the network and reducing the amount of IoT data traveling to a centralized data center. But how do you monitor thousands, if not more, data centers across a geographic area? During a presentation at OSIsoft's 2017 Users Conference, Tyler Duncan, Dell's Principal Thermal and Controls Engineer, explained how his company uses the OSIsoft PI System as a “single pane of glass” to monitor its latest micro MDCs for edge computing. With the help of the PI System, Dell EMC created the MDCi platform to apply data visualization and business intelligence to its data center operations across the globe.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Noble Energy is a global oil and natural gas exploration company. Noble has over 1.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent in reserves and a production rate equivalent to 400,000 barrels of oil per day, landing it squarely at number 703 on the Fortune 500 list. With a reserve mixture of petroleum, natural gas, and natural gas liquids; Noble has deep water drilling sites and shale/unconventional exploration locations around the world. Initially, Noble installed stand-alone PI System implementations across its sites. However, to drive efficiency and grow, Noble needed to go another route.
Headquartered in Darmstadt, just south of Frankfurt, ENTEGA powers the homes of over 600,000 customers, making it one of Germany's largest suppliers of public services. Its sales subsidiary is one of the biggest regional suppliers of carbon-neutral energy and, so far, the company has invested €850 million in renewable energy. ENTEGA has a myriad of renewable plants, all with different assets, including 11 wind parks, 3 solar parks, 2 biogas plants, and 130 PV plants. By 2020, it plans to generate 1.1 billion kWh/year in green energy. With such lofty goals, the company opted to deploy the OSIsoft PI System to collect the right data and insights across disparate data sources in order to keep all equipment operating at maximum efficiency.