1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 7, 2018 5:32 AM by aharon

    Building Advanced Displays with PI Processbook - Introduce Yourself!


      Hi everyone!


      My name is Jason Johl and I'm one of the facilitators for the Building Advanced Displays with PI ProcessBook online course. I am a Product Support Engineer here at OSIsoft where I handle a number of different responsibilities including Tech Support, Field Service, and (my personal favorite) In-person and Online Trainings like this one.  I've been working at OSIsoft for just over three years now and work out of the San Leandro, CA office.  Some of my hobbies outside of work include hiking, cooking, and video games.  I've just started playing and really getting into Horizon Zero Dawn for PS4.


      This discussion thread is for the Aug 6th, 2018 class.


      Now, please take a moment to introduce yourself and say hi to your classmates. We would like to know who you are, what you do, your goals for this course and anything else you'd like to share!


      A few reminders:

      • This is a self-paced course. The course material is available 24/7 here: Building Advanced Displays with PI ProcessBook  You can review the content, try the exercises at your schedule for the next 3 weeks.
      • The only requirement for obtaining the certificate of completion for this course is to submit a successful final project to me before the end of the 3-week session.
      • If you have any questions, please post them on the discussion forms here that are actively monitored by me and our other course facilitators, students and community members.
      • We typically encourage you to work with your own PI System and own data to create a final project that's meaningful for your work. However, if you do not have access to a working system, you could purchase an optional learning environment for this course for 3 weeks.


      Once again, welcome to the course!


        • Re: Building Advanced Displays with PI Processbook - Introduce Yourself!

          Hello my name is Aharon


          I work over in the control center for Alyeska Pipeline in Alaska. Our section monitors and analyzes non critical maintenance alarms and provides on call support to the controllers, field technicians and automation for questions regarding the control system or automated functions. We have had a PI system since 2001 currently with about 80,000 tags and 10+ interfaces.

          Sadly, PI is severely underutilized at our company in large part because we do not have a framework (data management, capabilities, communication, tools) in place to deliver analytics within the company.



          I took on the role to change our course and will likely bring on a PI system admin and developer to help build the data foundation needed to get our company to a point where we start using data to make decisions.



          I will also be attending the PI Oil & Gas user group meeting in Denver September 20th, hope to see some of you there