OSIsoft Users Conference 2013

Metals, Mining & Metallurgy: Incorporating Real Time Data to Improve Energy and Water Consumption Strategies

Few industries place such heavy demands on energy, water and other resources as MMM. Leaders in this sector develop strategies to maximize value creation by taking a long term perspective, while reducing resource consumption and their impact on local communities and the environment.

Strategies for continuous improvement of operations can address these challenges and help increase site productivity while maximizing worker safety. A robust, maintainable infrastructure for operations data is essential for continuous improvement of metallurgical complexes building towards a sustainable operations model. This data infrastructure provides:

  • The breadth, depth and fidelity of information to fine tune operations or eliminate outdated ones
  • Data in the right context to go beyond basic information management
  • High availability, timeliness and reliability of information for operators to execute quick and optimized decision making.
  • Improved awareness for problem by enabling better understanding of interdependencies and relationships between systems
  • Enhanced opportunity to collaborate by forging a common understanding among teams using one, common information base
  • Object modeling of enterprise assets to enable quick communication across the entire business so that troubleshooting occurs more quickly and the organization acts in unison to reduce waste.

This session will highlight how operators use competence centers for asset monitoring and diagnostics to manage the complete enterprise. Speakers will discuss how customers are migrating from static reports to real-time software infrastructure by using tools that allow them to transform data into information for business decisions.

Discussion themes include:

  • A new paradigm for collaboration
  • New technology to capture and analyze diverse streams of real-time data, information and events. Multidimensional analysis detects anomalies in statistical data classified by time events.
  • An enterprise approach to solve operational problems using competence centers.
  • Perspectives on problems, risks and opportunities faced when extending local, continuous improvement to the innovation requirements of the enterprise.

Session Leads & Hosts

Osvaldo Bascur
Ales Soudek

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
9:00 AM - 9:15 AMIntroduction to the MMM Day Zero Session
9:15 AM - 9:45 AMMine and Mill Initiatives for the Enterprise Under EA
Gustavo Guiñez, Anglo American, Copper Chile
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM21st Century Manufacturing Excellence: Securing a Sustainable Future through an Enterprise Architecture
Lance Fountaine, Alcoa
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMBreak
11:00 AM - 11:40 AMA journey toward Operational Integration and EA at SunCoke
Scott Larson, SunCoke Energy
11:40 AM - 12:15 PMEnterprise Manufacturing Services to Enhance Energy Effectiveness and Sustainability Management
Ales Soudek, OSIsoft
12:15 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMDrastic Energy and Water Reduction in large Metallurgical Complexes
Osvaldo Bascur, OSIsoft
2:00 PM - 2:30 PMISO 50001 Focused Energy Management Information System
Andrew Cooper, New Gold
2:30 PM - 2:50 PMBreak
2:50 PM - 3:30 PMOperational Intelligence for advanced process and asset monitoring
Luis Yacher, CONTAC
Real-Time Pipeline Integrity Monitoring – Detection and Localization
Jason Wallace, Wipro
Increase Asset Uptime and Monitor Reliability
Pablo Asiron, RtTech
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMPanel Discussion Sustainability, MES Integration, CBM, Energy Management, Mine Mill
Moderated by Osvaldo Bascur, OSIsoft
4:00 PM - 4:15 PMConcluding Remarks
Osvaldo Bascur, OSIsoft