This kit aims to show how to use the PI System to solve a business problem applied to the Metals industry. In this case, the asset considered is the Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF), which, in the steelmaking process, is an important source of steel worldwide.
The objective of this Kit is to provide examples on how managers can monitor the BOF asset using some KPIs, mostly OEE. Thus, using OSIsoft products, as in the Example Kit, is possible to track the sources of losses and, in this way, be able to improve production efficiency and effectiveness getting more from the resources, equipment and people.
OEE is widely used for many different industries and processes and a typical use is in discrete manufacturing. However, to apply it in this use case, it was necessary a different approach, that is, OEE for batch manufacturing. Therefore, these same kind of analyses can be applied in others equipment that produces in batches.
Below you can find a brief introductory video explaining the scope and objectives of this kit: