2019 - PI World - San Francisco - Mining, Materials, Supply Chain
Nutrien Powered by AF (Nutrien,Mera)
Nutrien, a merger between PotashCorp and Agrium, uses an Enterprise PI System to manage their operational data for the Potash Division. Utilization of the PI System has drastically expanded the implementation of PI AF. This presentation will expand on four key topics that have led to increased adoption:
- Standardized PI tags organized in templates following a corporate hierarchy allows operational data to be easily accessed by all users leveraging PI Vision
- Utilization of templates, proven analytics can be rapidly deployed across assets to share best practices
- Leveraging the OSIsoft Partner Ecosystem, specialized solutions can be easily leveraged - Seeq and RtDuet
- With the standards in place for PI tags, PI AF Elements, Templates and Hierarchy, Nutrien was able to quickly integrate an additional asset into the Potash Business Unit.
The enterprise PI System has enabled operational data to be leveraged to address more complex operational opportunities.
- Oil & Gas
- Pulp & Paper
Bob is the quintessential “PI Guy”, installing and supporting PI Systems since 1989. Bob has been with Nutrien for over 12 years and has been instrumental in Nutrien’s adoption of the PI System. In addition to PI, Bob is also responsible for control systems (Delta V and Rockwell), instrumentation, control networks and all other aspects of OT. Bob has worked extensively as a liaison between IT and OT, helping Nutrien to leverage their operational data more effectively. Prior to joining Nutrien, Bob worked in the Pulp and Paper industry in various roles as process engineer, reliability engineer and production supervisor. In all of these roles Bob leveraged the PI System.
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, power generation, refining and mining companies across many parts of the 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.