2020 - OSIsoft PI World San Francisco - Water, Facilities, Data Centers
HRSD Story: How we use the PI System to Monitor Events on our Infrastructure
Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), a Virginia wastewater utility, employs various components of the PI system to support our organization in ways that help us be proactive and strategic in our everyday operations. This presentation will demonstrate two examples of how we use the PI System to mitigate catastrophic events on both our wastewater infrastructure as well as our technological infrastructure.
Hampton Roads, Virginia is a unique part of the United States. Most of the 7 cities that make up this region are below sea level and located amidst the rising Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. During hurricane season, the region can be impacted by heavy rainfall, intensified storm surges and strong winds that sometimes leaves the area inundated for days at a time. The PI System provides insight into storms in real-time to allow HRSD’s critical emergency response personnel to react efficiently and mitigate damage to our infrastructure and public safety.
Another important aspect of any organization is the data center. The data center is the critical hub of operations, from housing IT equipment to storing, managing and disseminating data. Although data center designs are unique from one organization to another, the importance and criticality is universal. Due to the critical nature of an IT data center, several components are put into place to help monitor and assess what is happening at any given time. The PI System provides real-time monitoring of temperatures in the data centers and allows for quick response to thermal events
- Facilities & Data Centers
Tiffany Elston has been working as a Data Analyst for HRSD since 2013. In this role, she currently works to support other departments within the organization by validating data, creating custom reports, as well as filling other requests. Prior to working for Data Analysis, Tiffany worked in the HRSD Central Environmental Laboratory performing various chemical and biological tests. Tiffany holds a MS degree from Christopher Newport University in Environmental Science.
Cheryl Weckworth holds a MS degree in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University. She has been working at the Hampton Roads Sanitation District for 11 years, first in the Water Quality department and currently in the Engineering department. In her current role, as a Data Analyst, she supports various departments and consultants by analyzing, validating and interpreting data using various systems and tools. Cheryl has over 4 years’ experience working with the PI system and has played an integral role in setting up the PI Asset Framework for her company.
Lyne Swimpson holds a B.S degree in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University. She has been working at the Hampton Roads Sanitation District for 7 years in the Engineering department. In her current role, as a Data Analyst, she supports various departments and consultants by analyzing, validating and interpreting data using various systems and tools. Lyne has over 4 years experience working with the PI system and has played an integral role in setting up the PI Asset Framework and PI Operations Dashboard for her company.
HRSD IT Liaison and Coordinator for PI systems since 2015. Over 40 years of IT experience: programming, project management, information engineering, GIS, mobile workforce, ERP, and enterprise systems management.