Omicron Case Studies

"Surface more Insights" from PI Data, using Asset Intellect and Alarm Sentinel

Generating insights from massive quantities of streaming data & events is a mission critical activity in the process industries. Dimension Software, the maker of Asset Intellect and Alarm Sentinel have made this task easier by developing a scalable and configurable PI AF layered application that can get this job done.

The result is a turbocharged PI System® delivering more value from PI Data, integrating DCS alarms & events, along with PI Event Frames.

Whether your interest is OEE, process safety, asset performance or advanced analytics, this seminar is an opportunity to hear from users who have implemented Asset Intellect and Alarm Sentinel. sharing their experiences.

Seminar Program

10:30 to 11:00

Registration, Networking and Welcome

11:00 to 11:20
Time at risk via Alarm Sentinel

Abstract - Plant safety is critical for AmSty. A safe plant means an efficient plant, with reduced time at risk. Hear from Alan Clark, Process Control Manager at AmSty who will talk about time at risk and how, using Alarm Sentinel, they were able to identify the processes that require additional attention, ensuring their plants are operating in a safe and efficient manner.

About AmSty - AmSty is a leading integrated producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer. A joint venture equally owned by Trinseo LLC and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP. AmSty is the second largest polystyrene producer and third largest styrene producer in the Americas.

11:20 to 11:50
Global process control integrity index

Abstract - The Process Control Integrity (PCI) Index is an initiative that defines a metric for the measurement of Process Control Integrity at Rio Tinto. Although using the basic process control system (BPCS) as their first layer of protection against process excursion or other events that have a potential process, safety or environmental impact, Rio Tinto wanted to utilize a PCI Index Matrix to understand how well the BPCS is managing the process. Hear from Trudy Falconer, Principal Advisor Process Control System at Cargill as she discusses how the PCI Index initiative came about and how it was approved as a group metric across Rio Tinto.

About RioTinto - Operating in 35 countries, Rio Tinto is the world's second-largest metals and mining corporation. Primarily focused on the extraction of minerals, Rio Tinto also has significant operations in refining, particularly the refining of bauxite and iron ore.

11:40 to 12:10
Timely OEE Calculations

Abstract - Carlos Mendoza, Senior Manager of Process Engineering at Innophos will walk us through the first phase of the journey the company has undertaken to transform and unify OT data management across its global north American operations using Asset Intellect. The presentation will feature how OEE, for example, evolved from a cumbersome compilation using spreadsheets and completed after the facts to near real-time tracking of downtime enabling immediate actions.

About Innophos - Innophos manufactures essential ingredients, chelated minerals, and innovative specialty phosphates to improve quality of life.  Forward-thinking and people-centric at heart, the company aims to create value in everything it does.  Versatile by nature, Innophos maintains a flexible business model and a diverse organization, so it can continuously adapt as the phosphate, ingredient, and nutrition markets evolve.

12:10 to 13:00

Lunch - Yard # 2

13:00 to 13:30
Global Alarm Metrics

Abstract - Looking to facilitate a company-wide improvement of alarm management and improve processes for operators, Dennis Johnson, Process Control Engineer at Newmont will walk us through the challenges Newmont were facing and how they were able to improve their alarm management through increased data visualization and the ability to compare sites and operators within a single view.

About Newmont - Newmont is the world’s largest gold mining corporation and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Newmont owns gold mines in North America, South America, Australia and Africa.

13:30 to 13:45
PI Transformation

Abstract - Patrice Taylor, Solutions Analyst at QAL will talk us through their PI transformation journey. A long-time PI user, QAL had developed bespoke applications to work in conjunction with PI but was now left with the challenge of legacy applications that were built on software that is no longer supported or upgradeable. The brief for Queensland Alumina Limited’s transformation project was to deploy a foundational platform for redeveloping the legacy applications into a modern environment while ensuring they were fit for purpose for the business today and in the future.

About Queensland Alumina - Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) is one of the largest alumina refineries in Australia. Located in Gladstone, Queensland, QAL produces around 3.80 million tons of smelter grade alumina per year that is shipped and used globally.

Queensland Alumina
13:45 to 14:45
An Oil & Gas Perspective

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14:15 to 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 to 15:15
Asset Intellect - The art of the possible

Robert Aikman, Business Development Director &  David Barker, Founder & CEO

Absract - In this interactive presentation, David Barker, Founder and Technical Director of Dimension Software, will showcase some common Asset Intellect use cases and visualization techniques derived from Dimension Software’s growing customer base. Examples include shift logs & reports, daily stand-ups, safety instrumented systems including valve stroke timing, downtime monitoring, metering data visualization, geospatial integration, and more.  You will see how PI can be leveraged alongside smart visualization & interconnectivity to surface more insights form your data.

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15:15 to 15:30
Cargill’s journey with post-alarm rationalization

Abstract - With plants and factories across the globe, Cargill was interested in rationalizing their alarms to gain insight into their plants. Thomas Latour, Process Control Optimization Engineer, will discuss Cargill’s journey with post-alarm rationalization, and how this enhanced plant performance and reconfirmed operators weren’t drowning in alarm floods.

About Cargill -Cargill is a privately held American global food corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Founded in 1865, it is the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue and employs over 155,000 staff worldwide.

15:30 to 16:00

Closing Remarks

Greg Dearwater - Business Development Executive - Digital Solutions

16:00 to 17:00

Networking & Happy Hour