Boston Regional Seminar Agenda 2015

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    Sheraton Needham Hotel, 100 Cabot St, Needham, MA  02494

    Day 1 – Regional Seminar Presentation (9 AM – 5 PM)

    Day 2 – Training (9 AM – 12:30 PM)


    2015 OSIsoft Regional Seminar: Boston,  Sheraton Needham Hotel, October 27, 2015

    08:00 - 09:00 AM

    Registration, Breakfast and Product  Pods

    09:00 - 09:10 AM

    Welcome & Introduction


    SPEAKER: Michael Bartlett, Account Manager


    09:10 – 9:30  AM

    Transform Your World with Data


    ABSTRACT: People  with data will transform their world. With assets, machines and systems  becoming smarter  and delivering more data than ever, there are new  opportunities to advance your  understanding of operations. Understanding that empowers you to drive process, asset health, energy and quality improvements  across the organization. This session focuses on the business impact of data,  and how an infrastructure approach, with  the right capabilities, can help everyone from engineers to executives across the organization make impactful  decisions in real-time.


    SPEAKER: Sue Quense,  Regional Sales Manager


    09:30 – 10:10 AM

    Transform Data into Actionable Information


    ABSTRACT: Today, the PI System  manages just under 1 billion data feeds across the 17,000 sites worldwide.  With such volumes of data spread across the organization, the ultimate question is, how can an individual or  group of individuals tap into and use everything that is available to them. Data on its own can be difficult to understand,  combine, and share unless it has context that enables anyone in the  organization to quickly comprehend,  interpret and act on information. This  session focuses on the best practices and required capabilities for sharing,  standardizing and consistently enriching data  from business and operations systems so that data is self-service and turned into actionable information at every level in  the organization.


    SPEAKER:  Louis-Philippe Page-Morin, Systems Engineer


    10:10 - 10:50 AM

    Networking  Break / Demonstrations & Product Pods


    10:50 - 11:30 AM

    Transform Information into Intelligence


    ABSTRACT:  More and more companies are turning to big data engines to  gain new insights into sensor based data, assets,  processes and business systems for novel operational insights. The reality is  that there is a hybrid world of local data and enterprise big data analytics  and visualization required to support operations: local data for immediate and localized systems and  operations, and big data for longer term and cross enterprise analysis to  uncover correlations, trends, and patterns that may not be obvious at the  time. This session explores best practices for data analytics and  visualization, the latest visualization and analytics tools in the PI System, and new opportunities to leverage your PI Data for Big Data initiatives within the  organization.


    SPEAKER: Isabelle Lacaille,  Customer Support Engineer


    11:30 - 12:00 PM

    Operational Improvement with the PI System - Genzyme


    ABSTRACT: Genzyme is committed to discovering and delivering transformative therapies for patients with rare and special unmet medical needs, providing hope where there was none before.  With specialized facilities located around the world, Genzyme has particular expertise in manufacturing complex biological medicines.  In 2013, Genzyme implemented the Review-By-Exception (RBE) program: 1) a 33% increase in capacity, and 2) shortened turnaround to meet bulk intermediate product release timelines.   The primary objective of the RBE program was to reduce manual reviews of batch records by Manufacturing and QA personnel.  This was achieved by integrating the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and DeltaV Distributed Control System (DCS) with the PI System. 


    The automatic transfer of data from PI Server to MES allowed the batch records to be configured for Review-By-Exception.  As a result, the only entries that require review are manual data entries for critical parameters and flagged event log entries.  The automatic transfer of data from the PI System greatly reduced the number of manual data entries required in the batch records.  Since 2014, there have been 28,000+ batch records completed and over 24,000 of these have been automatically reviewed by the system.  Since system-reviewed records do not require manual reviews by Manufacturing and QA personnel, this has resulted in savings of over 11,000 man-hours.  Secondary benefits realized include time savings in batch record execution, improvements in right-first-time performance of batch record reviews, reduction in non-value added paperwork and associated documentation errors, and reduction in deviations. 



    SPEAKER: Ryan Greeley, Lead Automation Engineer

    Ryan Greeley is the Lead Automation Engineer for Genzyme’s Fabrazyme manufacturing facilities in Framingham, MA.  He has been at Genzyme for 5 years, providing automation support for the commercial manufacturing and the on-going expansion and continuous improvement projects related to the DCS, PLC, Historian, and MES systems.  Ryan is currently pursuing his MBA part-time at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.  Mr. Greeley holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering, with a focus in Biochemical Engineering, from Villanova University.


    12:00 - 12:30 PM

    Utilities Management with the PI System – Harvard University

    ABSTRACT: The Engineering & Utilities (E&U) department of Harvard University manages the production, procurement, distribution and billing of utilities for much of the University's Cambridge and Allston campuses including chilled water, steam, electricity, water, sanitary/storm drainage, natural gas, and fuel oil.  E&U maintains a district steam system serving 250 facilities, two chilled water plants with a total capacity of 18,000 tons and a 50 MW electric micro-grid with seven medium voltage stations that interface with the local utility. Unlike many large institutions, Harvard does not procure utilities from a central administration fund, rather each user and school is responsible for paying for the utilities they consume. E&U is responsible for monitoring consumption and recovering costs on a monthly basis.

    Ten years ago E&U wanted to connect the meters for campus supplied utilities and selected utility operating points into a hybrid Automated Meter Reading system. The equipment would have to communicate securely across numerous decentralized Ethernet networks to a central PI Server. To date Harvard have 650 meters connected representing 90% of the total internally supplied campus energy load. This presentation will go over the system architecture, and numerous examples of how data from the PI System is used to troubleshoot operations, assist in capital planning, save manpower and money, and to promote sustainability within the general population by using PI ProcessBook, PI DataLink, and
    PI WebParts.


    SPEAKER: Craig Bradford, Principal Operations Engineer


    Craig Bradford work as a principal operations engineer in the Engineering & Utilities department for Campus Services at Harvard University.  He work closely with the steam, chilled water, and high tension distribution teams to maintain an extensive utility distribution system, as well as an automated meter reading and utility data acquisition system. Prior to this position, Craig worked as a Project Engineer for the Base Civil Engineer, working on utility projects for a medium sized Air Force base in Bedford, MA, as well as for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, where he worked to develop a diesel power system for an automated data relay buoy for the US Navy.  Craig holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.


    12:30 - 2:00 PM

    Networking  Lunch / Demonstrations & Product Pods

    2:00 - 2:30  PM

    Utilization of the PI System Data in Transmission System Planning - VELCO


    ABSTRACT: Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), which was formed in 1956, is the nation’s first statewide transmission-only company owned by Vermont’s 17 local electric utilities and Vermont Low Income trust for electricity (VLITE), a public benefit non-profit corporation who funds projects and initiatives that further the energy policies of the state of Vermont.  VELCO’s Planning Department performs short term and long term planning studies to assess the performance of the system under various system conditions in terms of electric demand, generation dispatch and transmission system topology.  The results of planning studies are only as good as the models representing the system. Planners use various tools to ensure that system models reflect reality.  This task is complicated by the fact that VELCO planners do not have direct access to much of the data on the local distribution system.  The planners use the PI System to analyze historical data and system events and ultimately understand how the system behaves.  Without readily accessible data from the PI Server, the planning process would be less efficient, and there would be more uncertainty regarding study results and the appropriateness of system solutions. This presentation gives a brief description of some of the uses of PI System data in the planning process.


    SPEAKER: Hantz Présumé, Principal Engineer

    Hantz Présumé is Principal Engineer for VELCO’s System Planning Group at VELCO and has worked there since 2001.  In his current role, Hantz conducts long-term planning studies and non-transmission alternative (NTA) studies.  The PI System has been one of tools utilized to ensure study assumptions are realistic and proposed solutions are cost-effective.  Prior to joining VELCO, he worked for ten years as a Planning Engineer at what was then Boston Edison, now Eversource, producing studies on long-term planning, large generator interconnection, and on a number of exploratory scenarios.  One of these involved designing a transmission system without any installed generation in the greater Boston area.  Hantz currently serves on the Reliability Coordinating Committee of the Northeast Power Coordinating Council, New England Power Pool’s Reliability Committee, and ISO-NE’s Load Forecast Committee and Distributed Generation Forecast Working Group.  He received an MSEE in Power Systems from Northeastern University and an MBA from Boston College.


    2:30 - 3:00  PM

    PI Integrator for Business Analytics: Delivering Your Data in Purpose-Built Formats - OSIsoft


    ABSTRACT: There is high demand  for PI System data in automated reporting and business analytics.    Organizations are seeking innovative ways to analyze and report on  operational data in commonly-available Business Intelligence, Data  Warehousing, Big Data, and Statistical Analytics platforms.  Learn more  on OSIsoft’s product direction to enable enterprise platform  integration….without code.  Hear how companies in the upstream oil &  gas, life sciences, and metals & mining industries are leveraging this  technology to make PI System data broadly available throughout their  organizations, to tools and platforms that teams already use.  Learn how  you can merge systems of record from OT and IT for novel and actionable  insights. 


    SPEAKER: Louis-Philippe  Page-Morin, Systems Engineer

    3:00 – 3:30  PM

    Wrap Up & Closing


    SPEAKER: Michael Bartlett,  Account Manager

    3:30 - 5:00  PM

    Networking  Reception & Product Pods


    Sheraton Needham Hotel, 100 Cabot St, Needham, MA  02494

    Day 1 – Regional Seminar Presentation (9 AM – 5 PM)

    Day 2 – Training (9 AM – 12:30 PM)



    2015 OSIsoft Regional Seminar: Training  Day, October 28, 2015

    08:00 - 09:00 AM

                                                                                              Registration & Breakfast      

    09:00 - 12:00 PM

    Cooking with  the PI System – Training with Asset Framework


    DESCRIPTIONHave you ever wondered, How do I do Overall Equipment Efficiency  with the PI System? How other PI System users are doing Condition-based  Maintenance? Track power usage in your critical facilities? Downtime analysis?  Now you can see how it's done. In this session, we focus on the recently  released PI Asset Based Cookbook. The Cookbook is a collection of “recipes”  for projects that our customers have proven valuable in their environment.  Each recipe is organized into ingredients (what PI System features you need),  Steps (how to accomplish the task), and Serving Suggestions (how do I display  my results).


    INSTRUCTOR: Brian Deslatte,  Field Service Engineer; Isabelle Lacille, Customer Support Engineer

    12:00 – 12:30  PM

    Closing & Lunch