2022 - AVEVA PI World Amsterdam - Chemicals
Chemical equipment efficiency - Solvay
The project aimed to build a system to monitor real-time performance of equipment at a chemical plant, in São Paulo, Brazil. The system helped reducing corrective and preventive maintenance orders, increase productivity, and improve plant reliability.
The system was built using the PI System and custom hybrid AI models to calculate performance indicators and identify failures in 173 pieces of equipment (pumps, centrifugal compressors, liquid ring compressors, fans, cooling tower and a turbo generator).
PI System tools were used to model the equipment variables, build KPIs, configure notifications, notify the maintenance team about potential abnormal conditions, and present the information through user-friendly dashboards.
Solvay expects to reduce emergency work from 16% (2018 report) to 5% by the end of 2023. In addition to that, Solvay also noted a better integration between maintenance, operations, and engineering teams.
- Chemicals & Petrochemicals
- Oil & Gas
Andre has a strong background in Control & Automation and has solid experience maintenance acquired from over 10 years working in Chemicals industry. Over these last years, Andre has developed many initiatives related to continuous improvement, safety systems, decarbonization, and field instrumentation. He is currently responsible for coordinating the predictive maintenance program for electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation areas as well as the digital & industry 4.0 initiatives.
John de Koning
Accomplished and analytical professional known as a leader in delivering sound guidance across IT infrastructures where keen business, commercial, financial, and technology acumen are keys to success. A skilled leader who provides input and analysis to maximise digital transformations and align technology solutions with corporate objectives; devises innovative clarification for complex business challenges, builds high-performance teams, develops systems, and streamlines operations. Expertise in aligning cost-effective technology strategies to deliver short and long-term goals with a focus on improving product capabilities, increasing profitability, and mitigating operational risk. Extensive experience in the Oil & Gas industry, Chemicals, and real-time data processing/loT; excels in implementing project and program strategies that ensure stakeholders receive maximum return on investment.