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A New Era in Mill Analytics: How a Data Infrastructure Can Improve Pulp & Paper Production Management and Asset Performance
Every pulp and paper mill faces the same challenge: optimizing production at the lowest possible cost. Decisions, such as rationalizing grade structures and enabling the supply chain to respond to shorter product life cycles, can have a critical impact on the bottom line. It can also mean the difference between efficient operations or shutting their doors. Now, thanks to complex solutions that are overlaid with user-friendly interfaces, even the most novice of users have a wealth of rich operational insights that can drive business change right at their fingertips. From bleaching to recovery processes to optimizing digesters, winders and other mill equipment, operators can make data-driven decisions that ensure that all parts of the production process are running at optimal levels. The key to optimizing production with no additional capital investment is a digital infrastructure that enables self-service access to operational data.
Don't Let Your BAS Get Hacked
Today’s building automation systems (BAS) face a cybersecurity challenge: Gather, use, and distribute relevant data while keeping it secure. The good news is that commercial and institutional facility data has never been more plentiful, and it is increasingly seen as valuable. The bad news: BAS data and functionality are more vulnerable than ever to being stolen or misused. But there are ways to have your data and keep it secure too. This eBook explains the cybersecurity risks that facility executives need to be aware of, how those risks have increased in recent years, and how compromised (hacked) data can affect occupants and owners. In the second part, cybersecurity professionals offer insight on how to reduce the risk, and reveal the questions facility executives can ask of their teams and partners to ensure that their systems and data are protected from hackers, saboteurs, and other malicious actors.
Condition-Based Maintenance Bolsters the Bottom Line in Transportation
Digital technologies like IoT, cloud services and advanced analytics are disrupting the design and management of transportation assets. Yet, many organizations still struggle to harness transportation data to improve operations of mobile assets. For industrial, municipal and transit organizations, the pressure to ensure safety while maintaining high quality service and reducing costs are forcing managers to consider how to capitalize on digital strategies. One way owner-operators, fleet and asset managers are responding is to focus on more efficient, data-driven maintenance programs. This white paper will look at the forces that are driving demand for more proactive maintenance strategies of transportation assets and infrastructure.
Top 10 Reasons to Love Your Modern PI Server
The modern PI Server™ has undergone many changes in the last few years. It all started with noticing a shift in customers’ needs and the business landscape. There is more data coming from more assets distributed across more sites and more people who need to know, yet the number of hours in a day stays the same. You need information that is in context and readily consumable, all with a high degree of reliability and manageability. To meet your growing needs, OSIsoft embarked on a system-wide transformation to move beyond raw data and focus on integrating and delivering actionable information. We’ve listed ten of the most popular capabilities to help you and others in your organization discover why now is a great time to plan your upgrade. For all of you who have already upgraded, we’ve also provided a blend of pro-tips and learning videos to help you take full advantage of the most powerful PI Server to date.
Time Series, IoT and Big Data in Operations: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategy to Integrate Data Assets
As companies have streamlined and modernized, massive amounts of data are being created by equipment and processes. The Internet of Things (IoT) movement will add to this data boon as up to 6.4 billion devices are expected to be connected and in use by 2016 (a 30% increase from 2015) and 21 billion by 2020. It is this data asset that companies will turn to in order to gain the next step change in their operations.To realize the most value from company data assets, a holistic strategy and understanding of technology options and business drivers is needed. The need to combine these systems is a given, but the roadmap to successful IT-OT convergence is complex, and the path must incorporate cultural change, process knowledge, systems knowledge and business knowledge. This paper addresses the opportunities and challenges that companies are presented with when moving towards an IT/OT convergence, and propose a strategy to integrate data systems within your company.