2020 - OSIsoft PI World San Francisco - Oil and Gas
Leveraging the PI System for Digital Transformation in Terminal Ops & Gas Distribution [Enbridge]
Enbridge Liquids - Leveraging PI Asset Framework in Terminal Operations:
One of the most challenging optimization problems in a pipeline system is terminal operations. The combination of tanks, manifolds, pumps, and meters can lead to almost unlimited combinations. These combinations make everything, from planning maintenance to operational analysis, significantly harder, if not impossible. In 2018, the new OSIsoft PI System which included PI Asset Framework (AF) was installed. The additional functionality has allowed significant new insights into our terminals and its operations. Operational analysis, which previously took weeks, can now be conducted in hours. The project was focused on four (4) key variables at the Kerrobert Terminal:
• Improve Risk Based Inspection by highlighting low usage piping
• Knowing when a pipe has not seen operations in the last 365 days
• Understand the usage of terminal piping to better inform maintenance planning based on criticality
• Improve our understanding of the operating conditions of each flow path for operational event analysis
Enbridge Gas - Digitization and Visualization using the PI System in Gas Distribution:
Enbridge Gas delivers safe, reliable service to more than 3.7 million residential, commercial, institutional and industrial customers in Ontario and Quebec. However, monitoring the complex SCADA system in the field is challenging. But with PI Asset Framework and data virtualization, we can make abstract data easy to understand, gain more insights from data, as well as share information across the enterprise. This presentation covers the integration of the PI System into the existing SCADA network, rapid deployment of PI Vision screens by using PI Vision extensibility features, as well as leveraging the IT Infrastructure for more efficient data sharing.
- Facilities & Data Centers
- Oil & Gas
Enbridge Liquid Pipelines
Steven has a Bachelors and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a process engineer. He has more than 20 years’ experience in design, construction, start-up and operations of Pulp and Paper mills and pipelines as well as designing crude oil upgraders. He is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt which drives his need for good operational data. He has worked for Enbridge Liquid Pipelines for the last 9 years in projects, pipeline integrity and currently works in their Instrumentation, Process Engineering and Transient Hydraulics department. Steven works out of Enbridge LP’s Edmonton, Canada Office.
Heather has spent the majority of her professional life leveraging data and technology as a competitive advantage. She started her career in upstream oil and gas and was fortunate to gain experience in many areas including exploration, development, automation, asset rationalization, information technology and corporate planning. 20 years ago, she founded Mera Group, a technology company to assist clients to use their operational data to make timely, informed decisions. Heather has had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s largest companies in oil and gas, pipelines and mining companies across many parts globe. Her hands on experience from the field to the boardroom has allowed her to demonstrate to decision makers the value they receive by uniting both their IT and OT teams to use their data more effectively.
James Yu is Telemetry Advisor on the Enbridge Gas's Electrical, Controls and Energy Systems team.The team supports operation and improvement of the telemetry system across Enbridge Gas franchise area.Since joining Enrbidge since 2014,James has worked in Control System, SCADA and Measurement.He is passionate about developing automation,analytics and IIOT products and solutions