2022 - AVEVA World San Francisco - Chemicals
Eastman Chemical: Using Asset Framework and PowerBI to Identify Alarm Management Opportunities
Alarm management is an important safety concern for any company. Nuisance alarms, chattering alarms, and other alarm configuration issues can lead to unsafe control room situations. Eastman Chemical utilized several tools, including Asset Framework to organize alarms into a hierarchy and incorporate crew/shift data, and PowerBI to visualize hourly alarms against corporate "manageable limit" guidelines across the company. With these new dashboards area leaders were able to identify control rooms with unsafe alarm conditions, and more efficiently apply alarm management resources to reduce those hourly alarms to a more manageable and safe level for operations.
- Chemicals & Petrochemicals
Ryan Dube received his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Maine in 1998 and has worked in various manufacturing industries including Aerospace, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, and Applications Integrator for over 24 years. At Eastman Chemical, Ryan has a dual role of Corporate Digital Transformation Leader and Technical Developer. Ryan was a 2014 presenter at PI World on the topic of using SQC charts to improve OEE.
Fritz Wewers is a digital manufacturing developer for Eastman Chemical. He graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2013. At Eastman, Fritz has had multiple manufacturing and process improvement roles. In 2021, he moved into a developer role with Eastman Digital Manufacturing. He is currently working with many of the PI systems to develop new and innovative tools for manufacturing.