2019 - OSIsoft PI World Gothenburg - Process Industries
Process Data Analysis and Visualization at Covestro: The ProDAVis Digitalization Initiative
With the aim of turning buzzwords into tangible impact, Covestro has launched the digitalization initiative ProDAVis (Process Data Analysis and Visualization). ProDAVis seeks to enhance production and process optimization by leveraging years of expert know-how and state-of-the-art digitalization technologies. The initiative is driven by an interdisciplinary group of engineers with expertise in different fields such as process design & simulation, operations, process control, OT/IT, and data science.
Leveraging the synergies derived from the combination of multi-disciplinary knowledge, ProDAVis has implemented a digital process monitoring platform by using the OSIsoft PI System as its core. The platform offers not only dynamic data visualization but also advanced analytics capabilities, which support users during troubleshooting and maintenance activities. This paper is aimed at presenting the main technical insights of the platform and the key lessons learned during its deployment.
- Academia & Research
- Chemicals & Petrochemicals
- Food & Beverage
- Oil & Gas
- Pulp & Paper
Esteban Arroyo holds a Bachelor´s degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica), a master´s degree in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Politécnico de Braganca (Portugal), and a PhD in Automation Technology from the University of the German Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (Germany).
Since joining Covestro in 2016, Esteban has worked in the areas of advanced process control, process optimization, data modelling and integration, advanced data analysis, and dynamic process simulation. Currently, he is a global data analytics and digitalization expert for production and technology at Covestro´s headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany.
Philipp Frenzel studied Computational Engineering Science with a major in chemical engineering and holds a PhD in Thermal Process Engineering from RWTH Aachen (Germany).
Since joining Bayer/Covestro in 2014, Philipp has worked in the areas of process simulation, process optimization and process development. Currently, he evaluates how these fields can take advantage from the new developments of the digitalization.