OYAK Cement 4.0 Project had started in 2017 as a pilot project in a single cement plant. The first aim was to collect all the valuable technical data in a data lake which includes digital, analog signals from SCADA system and PLC units; additional auxiliary software; quality data and other operational manual data. Then statistical predictive control applications had been applied to detect anomalies on process, preventive maintenance and predictive quality control. In 2019, the scope of project was enlarged and several alternatives were analyzed to establish a strong, reliable and flexible structure. After all investigations, due to its unique features and universal adaptability, the PI System was selected as the main platform. Although there weren't any similar references available in Turkey; all the installations, adaptations and original visualization design of Turkey's largest cement producer: OYAK Cement (seven integrated and three grinding plants) have been completed in only 100 days.
Performance & Process Director of OYAK Cement Group since Feb. 2019, Berkan has worked in cement industry for 14 years. After graduating in Mining Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU), he obtained M.Sc. degree in Cement Engineering from METU. He has a thesis study and articles about cement production technologies. He also completed his MBA degree from Izmir University of Economics. His career began at Denizli Cement Plant in 2007, and held different positions as Engineer, Chief, Production Manager and Cement Plant Manager. Since the beginning of 2018, he became Performance & Program Manager in OYAK Cement. He has been working on performance evaluation, efficiency improvement, planning & programming of industrial operations, process management, innovation and R&D, new technology and investment analyses, data science, industrial AI adaptations and digitalization projects.