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Pioneers of Digital Transformation
The Rise of Big Data in Utilities
Five ways big data will change the power industry for the better.
Kellogg Reduces Energy Footprint
Learn how Kellogg's uses the PI System to achieve $3.3 million in energy savings.
New Tools for Energy Problems
See how UC Berkeley & Singapore's National Research Foundation use new tools to solve energy problems.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Noble Energy is a global oil and natural gas exploration company. Noble has over 1.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent in reserves and a production rate equivalent to 400,000 barrels of oil per day, landing it squarely at number 703 on the Fortune 500 list. With a reserve mixture of petroleum, natural gas, and natural gas liquids; Noble has deep water drilling sites and shale/unconventional exploration locations around the world. Initially, Noble installed stand-alone PI System implementations across its sites. However, to drive efficiency and grow, Noble needed to go another route.
When pitch bearings fail, the repair costs are high. The crane roll alone is often in excess of $100,000. By the time the rotor has been lowered, blade removed, bearing replaced, and the rotor raised back in place, repair costs can pass the $150,000 mark and that figure doesn't include the lost energy value. But with the right data, preventative maintenance of pitch rings costs less than $5,000. Together Nokia, SenseOps, Qualcomm, and OSIsoft have developed an end-to-end solution, integrated with other industrial IT systems, to capture, analyze, and detect pitch bearing problems (and other wind turbine operational issues) before catastrophic failure.
With a strong commitment to the preservation of earth's natural resources, Outotec builds sustainable facilities and process management solutions for minerals and metal processing, water treatment, and energy production from biomass and waste. Recently, Outotec developed a new digital services platform that links operational data from customer sites with Outotec subject matter experts to deliver aftermarket services and lifecycle solutions. Kerry Sullivan, Outotec's MES Manager for the Mineral Processing Business, spoke about how OSIsoft enabled his company "to provide remote services in order to help people optimize the performance of [their] sites.”
PAREXEL International is a global consulting company specializing in pharmaceuticals and medical devices. From strategy to condition of clinical trials to post-release marketing, for over 30 years, PAREXEL has helped pharmaceutical companies get critical drugs into the hands of consumers as quickly, safely, and cost-effectively as possible. Typically, it takes a drug manufacturer an average of 10 years from the time of discovery to bring a drug to market. One of the most complex and expensive aspects of this 10-year process is clinical trials, a period when patient participation and adherence is imperative to success. To increase the success rates of clinical trials, PAREXEL turned to the combination of wearable devices and the OSIsoft PI System.
“When you talk about grid reliability that's really what you're trying to do… empower your operators to, as quickly as they can, comprehend the action that they have to take in the operation of the facilities to ensure that the lights stay on.” -Dayna Aronson, Enterprise Solution Architect, Peak Reliability
RWTH Aachen University, located in Germany, is one of the largest technical universities in Europe. Founded in 2014, the university's PEM (Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components) institute focuses on designing electric mobility solutions. To make electric vehicles more affordable for mass production, engine batteries must be produced in a cost-effective manner. With the help of the OSIsoft PI System, PEM Aachen used operational data to optimize the production process in order to: predict battery quality during production in order to eliminate the cost and time associated with end of line testing, reduce overall production cost by as much as 20%, and shrink batter scrap rates from 10% to 2%.