Covestro is improving all aspects globally by embracing digital technologies. In Digital Operations the focus is improving production and maintenance by better utilizing data. The enterprise adoption of the PI System has been catalyst for success Covestro now has a digital monitoring platform and data science at scale. At-a-glance visualization helps SME efficiently understand the health of assets. This improvement will increase OEE by reducing unplanned outages. Working with technology partners, Covestro has created a global asset hierarchy within a matter of months. This hierarchy is being deployed and harmonized across a variety of systems (PI Asset Framework and SAP). Any change that occurs in SAP PM is brought into PI AF. As a result, engineers and data scientists collaborate on the same data and are able to look at work orders, and engineering designs alongside the real-time data from PI, leading to more insights and a step-change in improved production and maintenance efficiency
Jane Arnold is an Executive Vice President and the Head of Global Process Control Technology at Covestro since 2017. Arnold joined the Bayer group in 2005 at the Baytown, Texas production site. She has a degree in Mathematics and 30 years of experience in Process Control Technology. Her responsibilities include all systems, instrumentation and electrical power that run Covestro production facilities at over 30 sites globally. Her major focus is to improve Digitalization in Manufacturing with a goal of developing a cognitive digital plant.
Andy is CEO at Element, a software company working with OSIsoft customers to achieve even greater value out of their PI System data. Element AssetHub users build Asset Framework models 10-30x faster, and more easily enrichen their AF’s with context from other critical data sources like maintenance and engineering. AssetHub also supports the ongoing maintenance of AF’s to reflect constantly changing equipment, instrumentation and systems of record. Delivering PI data at enterprise scale for trusted analytics inside the PI System, and through 3rd party tools, whether BI or AI, has resulted in analytical insights worth hundreds of millions of dollars of value, and cleaner, safer operations for Element customers. Prior to Element, Andy held executive roles at companies providing enterprise software, data and automation solutions to asset intensive industries, including as EVP Product and Chief Strategy Officer at ABB Enterprise Software. Element is backed by investors who are leaders in the industrial sector and venture firms specializing in investments that help industrial companies achieve digital transformation.