2003 - User Conference
Making Title V Compliance Simpler - The PI System’s Role in Environmental Compliance
Title V of the 1990 Clean Air Act creates a new regulatory environmental compliance world and is a watershed event. Title V operating permits (now being implemented) require owners of facilities to certify environmental compliance. The burden of compliance monitoring is no longer on the regulatory agencies; it is now on the owner/operator. Companies must have records that prove compliance and must issue exception reports. In this new world, consistent and reliable monitoring data becomes paramount to both companies and individuals. Title V demands management awareness and attention. Most chemical plant owners/operators recognize Title V requires a major new effort in environmental management and compliance. Chemical plant owner/operators are now struggling to define exactly what the new effort needs to be and get it done. The OSIsoft PI system can provide great assistance in achieving compliance with environmental requirements on process variables. In the presentation I will show how this is done with specific, real-world examples. My talk is focused on petrochemical, chemical and oil refineries, because that is where my experience is, but also directly applies to other process industries OSIsoft serves, such as Metals, Mining and Minerals; Pulp and Paper, Pharmaceuticals, and Food and Beverage.
CF Gillard & Associates
Charles Gillard is Principal of C. F. Gillard and Associates, consultants to the process industries, in Houston, Texas. Prior to forming his consultancy, Charles worked for Shell Oil Company. At Shell he had a variety of positions in technical and operations at several locations. Most recently he was Vice President Continuous Productivity Improvement and CIO at Shell Deer Park Refining Company in Deer Park Texas. In this job he has responsibility for Process Engineering projects, Project Engineering, SAP project implementation, Computer Services. Shell Deer Park considered IT as a key enabler to achieving operational excellence and business success and is aggressively pursuing IT systems as part of its business strategy. Charles has been involved in development of systems to support the operation of Refineries and Chemical Plants for nearly 15 years. Charles has worked for Shell for more than 30 years at several locations and has held various management positions in Operations and Engineering. Charles is a Chemical Engineer by training.