2009 - User Conference - San Francisco
Overcoming Varying Equipment Characteristics and Operating Context to Eliminate Equipment Failure (Panel)
Each piece of equipment is unique. It's built by different people at different times. Its maintenance varies as does its operating context. Working with the OSIsoft data infrastructure SmartSignal develops the unique operating profile of each piece of equipment across all known ambient conditions and operating contexts. Together they eliminate equipment failure and operational errors by providing the intelligence to detect - diagnose - prioritize them while they're developing - before they become real problems. The participants will offer case studies illustrating equipment problems that we’re avoided through the creative use of each system. They’ll illustrate the value of each problem that was eliminated and they’ll talk about how to a joint OSIsoft/SmartSignal solution can be rapidly developed.
Chevron Global Power
Roy Blanco holds a BSME from the University of South Alabama. He is a Power Support Center Operations Engineer for the Chevron Global Power Company supporting the El Segundo Refinery. The Power Support Center provides remote performance & diagnostics, maintenance planning, on-site inspection support, critical turbine-generator component life cycle management, and project engineering support for Chevron’s power fleet at upstream and downstream operations around the world. Prior to joining Chevron, he was an engineering intern in the pulp and paper industry.
Steve Tonissen is Vice President, Marketing at SmartSignal. Steve is responsible for all marketing activities at SmartSignal, including alliances and partner programs, product marketing, marketing communications, and lead generation. Prior to joining SmartSignal, Steve held senior marketing and sales positions with Manugistics Group, RedPrairie, State of the Art, Pansophic Systems, and Control Data. Steve holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Ken Yoss is Power Support Center Manager for Chevron Global Power Company. The Power Support Center provides remote performance monitoring & diagnostics, maintenance planning, on-site inspection support, critical turbine-generator component life cycle management, and project engineering support for Chevron’s power fleet at upstream and downstream operations around the world. Prior to joining Chevron, he held various engineering and O&M supervisory positions in the US Navy, mining, chemical processing, and power industries. Ken holds a BSEE from the University of Colorado.