Within our plant, we use the PI as our main plant historian.
We can access process history using PI datalink to import the data into excel.
There was a situation last week where I was attempting to create a dashboard view
of the process.
At last week's party, one of the discussions lead to the power demand of your typical petrol station1.
What would the power requirement of a typical station be, if the energy from the fuel were supplied by electricity?
This is assuming you have some form of local storage ...
Today we had a school pupil shadowing our team, trying to work out what
a carrier in chemical engineering would be like.
Earlier in the week she spent time with developement and optimisation engineers
but today it was the turn of the automation team to explain what control
engineers do ...
Over the last few weeks, I have been commissioning a couple of new Advance Process Control (APC) schemes within the refinery and it occurs to me that this is very similar to looking after a toddler in the house.