2019 - PI World - San Francisco - Mining, Materials, Supply Chain
MobilARIS and PI Integration (Barrick)
Imagine being able to visualize your underground mine; to monitor, in real time, where your equipment and all operators are located. Being able to access historic data; to use that data to create reports, analytics, even trackers. That’s what we have accomplished by integrating MobilARIS and PI. MobilaARIS provides a 3D real-time information model that includes the position of machines, vehicles and personnel as well as the capability of integrating many other information sources. Using passive RFID tags, equipment can be tracked in a cost-efficient way. Users were requesting analytics and reports generated using the data that MobilARIS was gathering. Unfortunately, the historic data we were able to retrieve was restricted to the last 30 days. We needed to find a solution that might be able to read all the data from MobilARIS, integrate it with the functionality to create custom analytics, events, and notifications, and be able to connect to other visualization options for reporting.
As an Analyst for Barrick Nevada, Lydia Sierra has helped advance the Mine industry into a new digital era as part of the Analytics and Unified Operations team. Born and raised in Hermosillo, Mexico, Lydia first came to the United States in late 2012. Because of her Maintenance and Reliability background, she was hired by Barrick as a Reliability Engineer for the Goldstrike mine, later taking on the role of Predictive Maintenance Supervisor. She started her career in Mexico working at Hospital General "Fernando Ocaranza" as the Hospital's Maintenance General Supervisor in Hermosillo. She holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from I.T.H. Instituto Tecnologico de Hermosillo. When she’s not working, she enjoys amusement parks and concerts with her husband and daughter as well as spending time with their two dogs.
John Wesley McGraw
John is a Systems Engineer for Barrick Gold Corporation and is responsible for supporting Operational Technology and the PI System. He partners with business stakeholders to develop effective solutions that improve operational intelligence and ensure environmental compliance across Barrick’s operations. Previously, he worked at OSIsoft as a Field Service Engineer, at Barrick Nevada’s Goldstrike Operations as a Metallurgist, and at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Holt Mill as a Metallurgical Technician. He holds a Bachelor’s of Chemical Engineering, Cum Laude, from Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.