As universities continue to reduce energy consumption on their campus facilities, buildings are getting "smarter", due to the deployment of IoT (Internet of Things) power consumption sensors and improved analytics using meter and building automation system (BAS) data. That's good for everyone. In the past few years, the PI System has also been used to monitor energy usage at Major League Baseball stadiums and ice quality at NHL hockey arenas. Here's just a few of the use cases:
These PI AF Example XMLs/Templates are meant to provide you with an idea of how you could use PI AF in your PI System to monitor important conditions within your facilities with regards to energy management. We hope that you will use the XMLs as a starting point for building out your own hierarchies and implementing your own analyses.
I want to share with the Life Sciences Group aPI AF examplethat we use internally for demos. It is just an example of how a starting hierarchy might look like, it is not completed and still a work-in-progress. If you would like to make any improvements to the template, hierarchy, etc. – We encourage you to share your improvements and ideas by just adding a comment to the post.
We will be operating thermal storage tank for a chiller plant located at Bethesda, Maryland. We would like to download the real-time and forecasting electricity rate from PJM - Home website and save them in the future PI tag. This will help us to decide the operational strategy.
This document is intended to be a comprehensive guide to calculate the heat-rate and other controllable loss parameters for a fossil steam generating unit. Most of the pertinent calculations are explained and presented in a form where they can be implemented using PI Asset Analytics. Some useful industry rule-of-thumb guidelines are applied in calculations to quickly determine the heat-rate effects of various deviations. However, note that particular heat-rate effect calculations can vary by unit design and should be performed using the parameters in the thermal performance kit provided by the turbine manufacturer for a particular plant to be most accurate.
This OSIsoft AF example spreadsheet will assist in your building of an AF mill-wide model. The goal is to have you answer questions about your mill assets and from your answers, an AF structure will be created. We have included some “typical” PI Point suggestions for most of the equipment types found in a P&P mill. Once the AF structure is created on your AF System, you can then map the suggested points to PI tags you might have in your system.
A data-driven logistics strategy helps ArcelorMittal Meet increased Production Targets. "We need to bridge the gap between operations and business systems. [When] an operator on the shop floor actually knows how he's contributing to the bottom line, pretty amazing things begin to happen."
We are adding a new User Group for the Academic industry.
If you want to join other academic users to discuss your research projects and curricula, share best practices for using the PI System, or seek "Getting Started" advice from peers and the OSIsoft Academic Program team, come and join the group! Academic Users Group
If you want more information about what others are doing with academia, check out the academic knowledge page: PI System for Academic Use
Monday April 4th is the start of OSIsoft's 2016 Users Conference. I've heard from many that the conversations happening during the UC are great and beneficial, especially building connections among peers and hearing the industry trends from other customers. The problem comes when everyone leaves - the conversation ends!
This is the benefit ofIndustry Users Groups.
If you haven't join one already, please go ahead and join; and look for the conversation to kick off at the end of the UC!
For those attending the UC, look for the content to be added to the website.
For those not attending the UC - keep an eye out for summary content on what went on and links to the talks themselves.
We want these groups to be conversational, so please don't hesitate to ask your questions and post your comments!