PI System™ Implementation in Microsoft Azure™


Kallpa Generation | Peru

Challenge

  • Need to have a PI System infrastructure in Microsoft Azure, which supports Operational information from the various plants located in different places.
  • Integrate remote location plants with limited internet connection into the PI System.
  • Need to enable the PI System for individual management of each plant, such as Security, PI AF, PI Vision.
  • Need to History operational information.
  • Need to Centralize all operational information.
  • Need for monitoring and analysis of main remote operational variables.
  • Need for calculations (Production, Maintenance, Environment, etc.)
  • Increase the stability of the operational process.

Approach

  • Implementation of a PI System architecture in Microsoft Azure, which supports the needs and challenges required.
  • Implementation of different PI System interfaces and connectors in each unit to collect data from the control systems.
  • Organize and transform data into information through Operational model and advanced calculations, specific to each plant.
  • Configuration of the PI Data Archive, PI AF for security management through Identities and groups in Active Directory that allows individual management for each plant.

Integration of control systems with PI System in AZURE

Outcome

  • Better analysis of the process and decision making.
  • Productivity increase: People are working with information and not in data generation.
  • Faster response time: Information available online.
  • Analytical capacity through the web and mobile devices.
  • Production indicators and better supervision control.
  • Hierarchical organization of each plant according to its operational processes.
  • Automatic reports of emissions to the environment.
  • Totaling indicators and advanced calculations to improve asset performance.

Benefit

  • Use of Microsoft Azure in order to ensure the availability of its infrastructure and future growth.
  • Integration of information from the three plants (Kallpa, Cerro del Aguila and Puerto Bravo) through the installation and specific configuration of the PI interfaces.
  • Access control to reports and Dashboard for each plant.
  • Information visualization from a centralized PI.
  • Training for staff in order that they may be self-sufficient in the handling of their information.