2015 - Users Conference - San Francisco - Pulp and Paper
Building the Case for Asset Framework at International Paper
There are many goals competing for resources in a large corporation. Upgrading PI AF and incorporating its new features can be a challenge with everything else happening around the corporation. This presentation describes several use case examples for convincing our corporation to migrate to PI AF in a structured manner. The business cases demonstrate how to use corporate goals can to help justify change. The talk covers three main cases for PI Asset Framework (PI AF):
- Using PI AF templates to standardize calculations and get to a single version of the truth.
- Simplify the IT environment by converting home-grown OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency) calculations to PI Event Frames.
- Reducing time and improving capital project effectiveness through standard calculation methodologies to identify and track results from capital improvements.
Rick Smith has been working for International Paper for over 30 years in the areas of process control, supervisory controls, and process monitoring. He has led several enterprise initiatives around automation, process information, and environmental monitoring.