2002 - User Conference - Monterey
Wireless and Mobile Computing Initiatives and PI
A Task Management (TM) system is a critical component of a Resources wide effort at Shell Canada to ensure the integrity of every operation; from an equipment to a process unit, a process area and ultimately, the overall facility. TM allows you to schedule tasks on a time or condition basis, ensure that you are aware of the tasks that need to be completed and provides tools to report on the results of all the tasks. Tasks refer to all the routine inspections and interventions targeted to keep equipment and processes within normal operating conditions at a site. Using PI, PIModuleDB, PIManualLogger and mobile PocketPCs this presentation describes the Task Management project efforts underway at the Caroline Gas Complex.
Jim has been with Shell Canada Ltd since 1980 with varied assignments in Operations Engineering, Process Engineering, Projects Engineering, Measurement and Control Engineering, IT Coordination, and SCADA technologies management. Jim was the project manager for installation of the PI system within the Shell Canada's Resources sites 6 years ago, and continues to champion the use of PI to achieve value from the systems.
Gopal works for Kesler Engineering, Inc. Kesler (co-owned by OSIsoft) is a value added PI solution provider. He has over 10 years experience with the PI System, and has participated in numerous capacities on several PI projects. His role in the current project included developing the Task Management module and the interface for using wireless mobile PocketPCs with PI over a wireless network. Gopal has graduate degrees in Engineering and Business and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.