Whether you’re a technician up on a stack monitoring emissions, an operations manager off-duty over the weekend, or an executive on business travel, you need to take your data with you. Mobility is critical to decision making in the utilities market; it’s no longer viable to have business-critical data limited to desktop-only viewing. Employees at all levels of the organization need on-demand, actionable information at their fingertips and exactly when and where they need it. In mid-2006, New York’s largest utility, KeySpan, teamed up with Transpara to enable its workers to access OSIsoft’s PI data from any web browser or any handheld device (PDA, SmartPhone, Pocket PC) or desktop. At KeySpan, the PI database interfaces to all systems across six plants, storing real-time data on temperatures, fluid pressures, equipment vibrations, etc. Because of the tight integration between Transpara’s Visual KPI and PI, technicians and managers can head off operating problems and breakdowns. Considering that the loss of a generator can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a day in replacement costs for power, the return on investment is immediate, and continues over time.
This presentation will discuss how to leverage your investment in the PI System to:
1) extend your dynamic response strategy to your current and future mobile workforce; and
2) deliver real-time, on-demand metrics across the entire organization. John Ragone, automation manager, Electric Production Department of KeySpan Corporation, and Michael Saucier, founder of Transpara, will address: Extending Visual KPI beyond the maintenance staff to traders who use status reports on power generation in buying and selling electricity; Adding value to KeySpan’s investment in SmartSignal, extending the reach and accessibility of all Watchlist data; Next-generation energy trading with timely access to data affecting bidding strategies; Mobile KPIs as a bridge to improved energy usage management and real-time pricing; Customizing PI data and prioritizing KPIs and scorecards for improved operations management.
Mr. Ragone, the Electric Production Automation Manager for KeySpan Corporation, has worked over 30 years in the Power Industry. He holds both a M.S. in Industrial Management and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Mr. Saucier founded Transpara Corporation to create software enabling corporate transparency. He previously served as OSIsoft’s VP of Marketing and Business Development. He also founded Sequencia Corporation, which became the market leader in batch process manufacturing software. He received B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from UCSB, graduating with highest honors.