2014 - Users Conference - San Francisco
Using PI System to Aggregate, Analyze, and Visualize Data
Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is a Prime Contractor to the Department of Energy (DOE) responsible for the Tank Operating Contract (TOC) on the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. WRPS is responsible for care and maintenance of the Waste Storage Tanks at Hanford. The Waste Storage Tanks contain chemical and nuclear waste left over from plutonium production since World War II through the end of the Cold War. The Hanford Site is now in a clean-up, preservation, and disposal operation.
Upgrading from decades-old, custom-developed solutions presents many challenges that require innovative solutions. Integrating numerous custom and COTS standalone solutions to a PI System-based solution allows for a central data repository that enables levels of analysis, information, and data availability that were not previously possible.
Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS)
Robert Lane received BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Idaho in 2007 and conducted an internship and the first years of his career as an Electronics Engineer for experimental re-entry vehicle design at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. He spent time at the Hanford Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Richland, WA, working on the Quadruple Pendulum System for Optic Suspension and is now a Software Engineer and Computer Analyst for Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), a prime contractor to the Department of Energy (DOE). He is assigned to the Tank Operations Contract (TOC) on the Hanford Site in Richland, WA in the Process Software Engineering (PSE) group where he functions as a Project Manager, Software Engineer, Software Developer, and System Analyst. The PSE group produces Human Performance Improvement (HPI) tools to support WRPS Base Operations.