For the first time ever, the customer was able to prepare a complete Asset Twin of their platform ahead of schedule. This solution complemented their existing OSIsoft PI System infrastructure and also took advantage of capabilities within Microsoft Azure. The customer’s project team created an Asset Twin of the new platform by modeling 1000s of tags across 500+ equipment types operating within 35 process units.
This Twin was then exported as 2 AFs - an equipment view and an instrumentation view. With the work completed in 3 days, down from the anticipated 3 months, this resulted in an efficiency increase of 30X. In addition, Element Unify Data Integrity Report Cards also revealed areas from improvement around instrumentation coverage gaps, data quality, and units of measure mismatches.
Engineers are now freed up from the burdensome data preparation tasks to address improvements and abnormal conditions, increasing their productivity 4X (by lowering their typical data prep time from 80% down to 20%). The project team also eliminated the cost and time of external consultants that built Excel VBA macros to identify and match different sensor naming conventions.
Various production engineering and data science teams now enjoy an up-to-date, 360-degree view of their production data using the visualization tool of their individual choice.
With an efficient, cost-effective asset solution in place to help improve their latest offshore platform, they are ready to unlock powerful new use cases that can dynamically adapt to changes by taking advantage of combining production, maintenance and design data to build Asset Twins.