This presentation will demo functionality of Alcoa GPM's Pot Operational Health Dashboard. The solution architecture is based on adoption on an Enterprise PI System real-time data infrastructure. The backend of the solution uses statistical analysis to process large volumes of historical and real-time data to score performance of the critical pot assets based on multiple operating parameters. Frontend visualization of the solution provides a color coded dashboard for operators to help them recognize problems and prioritize daily work to achieve optimal performance results. The solution is also delivered on a mobile device to enable action on the shop floor.
GEOFFREY (GEFF) J. WOOD, PE is Director GPM IPS Manufacturing & Process Control Systems and Automation in Alcoa Global Primary Metals, Warrick, IN, USA.
Wood began his career at Alcoa in 1987 when he joined Warrick Operations as an Electrical Engineer with primary accountability for process control systems at the cold rolling mills. Through his early years of engineering experience, Wood held a number of positions both within and outside of Alcoa where he provided automation and process control services to both brownfield operations and greenfield projects. In one of his most significant technical accomplishments, Wood worked as part of a global team to design and develop a common Alcoa Pot Control system for deployment across all primary metals operating locations.
In recent years, Wood has taken a leadership role within Alcoa Global Primary Products as Director of Manufacturing / Process Control Systems and Automation for the Global Primary Metals division. This role is part of a combined IT and OT organization model that services all of the control and information needs of the business. As part of this assignment, Wood also participates as a member of both the Global Primary Products CIO, and Technology and Innovation Center of Excellence Lead Teams.
Wood earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1987. In 1995 he was granted an Indiana Professional Electrical Engineering license which is still active today.