2013 - Users Conference - San Francisco
PI System Innovations for the Connected World
Ray Hall will present the PI System roadmap and explain how the roadmap and OSIsoft's engineering plan are being driven by the challenges facing customers today. Ray will also invite, David Krenek, from Caterpillar, to explain how his Global Petroleum Group is already leveraging many of these capabilities while looking forward to how OSIsoft's engineering roadmap will help solve many of the huge challenges that his business faces.
As one of OSIsoft's customers, David Krenek will explain how his Global Petroleum Group is already leveraging many of these capabilities—while looking forward to how OSIsoft's engineering roadmap will help solve many of the huge challenges that his business faces. Large scale, real time performance and health monitoring is made possible today at Caterpillar by the PI System’s capabilities to collect, process, deliver and visualize data as never before.
By leveraging the asset-centric capabilities of the PI System, the value of Caterpillar’s fleet-wide condition monitoring of its remote assets will continue to grow. These efforts could be enabled by the capabilities of PI Server 2012, the PI Visualization Suite, PI Event Frames, next generation analytics, and OSIsoft's extension of the PI System infrastructure into the cloud with PI Exchange Services.
Ray began his career with the company in 2002 as a group lead and worked to develop PI AF which allows the definition of organizational assets for organizing PI data. Prior to OSIsoft, he developed batch automation systems at Sequencia and paper machine control systems at Accuray. Ray earned a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State in 1983. He completed a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering at the University California, Santa Barbara in 1985.
David Krenek has been in the oil and gas industry for 35 years, primarily in technical sales and service support roles for natural gas compression equipment. He has been with Caterpillar for 15 years managing application support, technical service support and product definition for Caterpillar’s Petroleum marketing unit. He is currently based in the Global Petroleum headquarters in Houston, Texas and is responsible for developing and marketing a worldwide Condition Monitoring solution for Caterpillar natural gas engine applications. Prior to working with Caterpillar, David was with Halliburton Company’s gas compression rental business unit with the last 4 years as Manager of Compression Engineering. David has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A & M University. He is currently a member of the Gas Machinery Research Council’s (GMRC) Project Supervisory Committee and active in the GMRC’s Gas Machinery Conferences. He has the distinction of commissioning the southern-most Caterpillar natural gas compressor package in the world.
Chris Nelson is the PI Event Frames software development lead at OSIsoft. Prior to joining OSIsoft, Chris worked for Merck & Co., Inc., as a Manager in both Clinical Trial Systems and Manufacturing Process Information Systems. Chris has 15 years of experience in software development, having designed manufacturing information and data analysis systems as well as participating in various control system implementations.