Brabant Water manages water production and distribution for the province Noord Brabant in Holland. Brabant Water serves 2.5 million residents. With close to 180 million m3 distributed every year through a network of pipes spanning 18,000 km in length. It is the second largest water utility in Holland and the first in the world which has a Climate Neutral certificate. Their PI-PIGI (PIGI = Greek for source) is the implementation of a chain of OSIsoft applications which unlock data from the process control environment and present it in the office environment on a GIS-layer using SharePoint. Using only the standard functionality of OSIsoft PI AF Server and PI WebParts and the standard Esri ArcGIS environment Brabant Water was able to build a robust tool that not only the process operators could work with but also the Department's Water Distribution and Client Contact Centre.
The PI-PIGI system will be more and more important in the near future for Brabant Water. It will not only be used as a portal for process operators but will also be a huge value for their Customer Contact Centre. In case a customer calls with questions about the water supplies, the Customer Contact Centre can give direct information about mechanics deployment or other problems using one portal. With PI-PIGI the water world within Brabant Water comes together.
Jack van Alphen
Jack van Alphen is an Enterprise Architect at Brabant Water. His specialty is connecting the process automation and office automation.
Bringing together these two disciplines was one of the objectives of the PI_PIGI project. Jack has built the architecture design for the program Water Production Company of the Future. PI-PIGI is one of the nine projects in this program.