2022 - AVEVA World San Francisco - Mining & Metals
Northern Star Resources Limited: Digitisation of Logsheets
Northern Star Resources Limited is an ASX-listed gold producer which operates in three main centres Kalgoorlie (Western Australia), Yandal (Western Australia) and Pogo (Alaska). Pogo has started its digital maturity journey and was looking to digitise their excel based logsheets. Previously, custom VBA scripts were written to shape data and send it to PI Tags. Maintaining and updating these scripts along with versioning control of excel based worksheets in a roster-based Metallurgical team was challenging. Northern Star has used MPA 2.0 (a MIPAC product built on AVEVA s AFSDK) as a front end for data entry to logsheets. As the data was directly written to the required PI Tags using a web-based interface, the production metallurgists didn t have to do that daily, improving their productivity manually. Additionally, DCS data was shown alongside with manual measurements allowing operators to identify process excursions and take action more quickly.
- Metals Mining & Materials
Northern Star Resources
James is a Project Metallurgist, currently working at Pogo Mine, in Alaska. James has 5 years industry experience, with 2 years spent at Mount Isa Mines in Australia in the Copper Concentrator and Copper Smelter, followed by working for 2 years with Ausenco at their Capricorn Copper Project. James has spent the last 2 years working with Northern Star Resources in their solo North America gold project.
Daniel is a systems and automation engineer with 3 years experience in Plant Information Management Systems and 12 years experience in detailed automation engineering design and commissioning in the gold, copper, nickel, magnesium, coal and mineral processing industry.
He has designed, configured, commissioned and provided support for multiple OSIsoft PI historian systems, and is also experienced in integrating the PI historian with various external systems (SQL databases, REST API). Daniel is also proficient in building production reporting systems on PI Vision and Power BI using PI Asset Framework.