2009 - User Conference - San Francisco
Value Now: Using PI Data to Improve and Optimize Process Control (Panel)
Alton Loe moderates a panel discussion on the business value of loops that are working correctly. Audience participation required! Panel members include: Michel Ruel, TOP Control, and John Cunningham, Rovisys Critical process information is hidden in your PI data, both in the history of specific PI tags and in the historical relationship of related PI tags. By extracting and exposing this process information to engineering, maintenance and operations, many problems in process control can be identified and resolved. Reduction of process variability can allow operating at higher production levels while maintaining high quality.
This panel will focus on process control loop data that are stored in your PI System and how to extract and analyze the data to realize immediate benefits. The discussion will include identification of process control loops associated with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), techniques for analyzing the control loop data, and ways to use this data to implement process improvements and optimization. The panel consists of OSIsoft Partners and end users of PI.
The RoviSys Company
John Cunningham has been involved with process control since 1983. He started his career at Bailey Controls, where he was responsible for the design and development of the Infi90 communication architecture. John joined RoviSys at its inception in 1989. At RoviSys, he has held a number of engineering and management positions. He is currently director of the Advanced Process Services group and focuses on helping customers extract more value from their investment in process control systems and data management systems, such as PI.
Alton Loe has worked at OSIsoft for 14 years. He is currently the Director of Enterprise Services, responsible for the rollout and maintenance of the Enterprise PI solution for OSIsoft. Previously, Alton was Director of Professional Services, where he managed the services arm for OSIsoft. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University and over 30 years of experience in information and control systems.
Top Control Inc.
Michel Ruel, P.E. is founder and president of TOP Control Inc., a global company specializing in process control optimization, performance improvement and alarm management. He is a registered professional engineer, university lecturer, and author of several publications and books on instrumentation and control. For over 33 years, he has been solving unusual process control problems in several fields, in more than 15 countries. Michel started his career in 1975 in a paper mill (Scott Paper Crabtree). Michel graduated from Laval University, Quebec Canada: Bachelor of Science, Electrical engineering (Process and Automation). Michel is member of ISA, Fellow (International Society for Automation); Director Optimisation, Management Division Process Control, committee member Technical Conferences IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), PAPTAC; (Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada) TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry); PEO (Professional Engineers of Ontario); OIQ (“Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec”).