2003 - User Conference
Using PI ACE and the Module Database to Leverage PI
The MeadWestvaco Escanaba Mill has utilized PI as a data historian since 1988. In December 2001, the Escanaba PI System was migrated from PI-2.x to PI-UDS. Utilization of the PI ACE product in conjunction with the Module Database contributed largely to the success of Escanaba’s PI-2.x to PI-UDS migration. With additional sites following the PI 2.x to PI-UDS migration path, priority has been placed upon creating applications that are transferable across the enterprise with little or no modifications. This presentation will demonstrate some of the innovative calculations and data transfer applications created and utilized throughout MeadWestvaco using PI ACE and the Module Database.
Diane Bricco is a Programmer Analyst at MeadWestvaco’s Escanaba Michigan plant presently responsible for leading PI initiatives across the MeadWestvaco Papers Group. Diane started her career at the Escanaba location in 1990 and has 8 years of experience managing and supporting Plant Information systems. Robert Bolm is a Manufacturing Solutions Analyst at MeadWestvaco’s corporate headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. Robert is presently responsible for leading data historian initiatives across all MeadWestvaco plants. Bob started his career at the Escanaba location in 1987 with the installation of PI System #25, the first Mill-Wide PI installation within the Mead Corporation.