Overview of the implementation of PI within a fleet of modern CCGT power plants including the provision of a common DCS interface, access to other data sources such as web based market prices and weather forecasts. The use of PI to PI interfaces to improve real-time data access throughout the fleet particularly to trading staff as part of a wider scheme for the effective dissemination of management data throughout a multinational organization. Other initiatives include mimicked operator screens with use of the MDB through scripting to access information held in relational databases such as the permit and maintenance management systems; and remote data access utilizing PI ICE and wireless hand held devices.
From Texas, Brian received an Associates degree in Instrumentation and Controls and began working with a contracting Company where we installed and designed Building Automation Systems. After 3 years he left there to work at a physical plant where he learned to operate low pressure steam boilers, chillers, air compressors and more. After 3 more years he went to American National Power, a power plant operations company, where he was trained as an Operation and Maintenance Specialist, learning everything from turbine efficiency to generation marketing. He has been involved with the PI system since before its implementation at the company.