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Pioneers of Digital Transformation
Founded in 1997, JiangSu Nuclear Corporation, Ltd ("Jiangsu Nuclear") is responsible for the construction, commercial operation, and management of the Tianwan nuclear power station. Currently, the 2 nuclear generator units from phase 1 are in commercial operation, construction of units No.3 and No.4 from phase 2 is in progress, and construction of units No.5 and No.6 from phase 3 has commenced. Yang Qiang, Senior Engineer from Jiangsu Nuclear introduced how they use the PI System is used to manage data and achieve business intelligence in a large nuclear power plant at the 2016 OSIsoft China Users Conference.
Founded in 1977 by Dr. Paul MacCready, AeroVironment is a pioneer in creating human-powered vehicles. Their portfolio of successes includes the first vehicle to cross the 23-mile wide English Channel, the first solar-powered vehicle, and, since 1985, UAVs (also known as drones). The company originally developed drones for the military and Department of Defense, but the value of the visual data collected by drones has created demand in the commercial sector. Now, with help of the OSIsoft PI System, AeroVironment is finding new applications for drone data.
Tyson Foods processes meats and prepared foods. From breakfast sandwiches to delicious corn dogs, Tyson processes 68,000,000 pounds of meat per week. “Up until four years ago, we had zero visibility into plant operations data, so decisions were being made without data to back it up,” said Jonathan Reichart, Senior Engineer, during the 2016 OSIsoft Users Conference. With the need for operational visibility, Tyson turned to the Factory Talk Historian which is powered by the OSIsoft PI System™ to make informed, data-driven decisions.
The Kellogg Company's food products are a staple in kitchens in over 180 countries. With over $14 billion in annual sales, Kellogg's produces many household names, such as Keebler, Pop Tarts, and Eggo Waffles. In 2005, Kellogg's embarked on a project to reduce its energy footprint while improving their bottom line. By leveraging their previously installed PI System, Kellogg used operational data to reduce energy consumption in its Battle Creek plant.
Ansaldo Energia is a 160-year old company headquartered in Genoa, Italy and a leading producer of thermoelectric power generation plants with a primary focus around plant engineering, manufacturing, and service. The company has over 100 power plants and 300 gas turbines around the world and provides remote monitoring services for 19 customers in 13 countries. At the 2016 OSIsoft EMEA Users Conference, Sandro Gollini, a Diagnostic System Engineer at Ansaldo Energia, and Giuseppe di Bartolo, owner of TQService, discussed how Ansaldo Energia is leveraging the PI System for remote asset monitoring to decrease downtime, reduce maintenance costs, and improve service for customers.
Deschutes Brewery, is the seventh largest craft brewery in the United States. At OSIsoft's 2016 Users Conferences in San Francisco and Berlin, Brian Faivre (Brewmaster of Operations) and Tim Alexander (Assistant Brewmaster) explained how the PI System has helped Deschutes: reduce production time by up to 72 hours for each batch, maximize capacity and postpone $8 million in capital upgrades, and understand the brewing personality of each of its beers through machine learning.