This USD 4.5 million data control center brings together clients from disparate departments across multiple locations, particularly in asset-intensive industries such as oil and gas and mining, to monitor operations remotely. The state-of-the art laboratory environment comprises the latest networking and telepresence communications technologies, which range from cameras and mobile devices in the field to the centralized command and control technologies within the center. A number of different servers are hosted in the facility and elsewhere, allowing organizations around the world to simulate business functions and pinpoint inefficiencies.
Emerson Process Management implemented AssetWise Operational Analytics because of its quick deployment time, easy configuration, and quick customization capabilities. Hosting Bentley’s predictive operational analytics software on the connected servers provides the center’s clients with an array of readily-mapped inputs, as well as easily customized analytics in dashboard format. Within just days, the center can be reconfigured for specific organizational scenarios, helping clients quickly build confidence in their data and operations, and within their extended team.
The operational data control center aligns corporate safety and efficiency goals, increases understanding of the impact of actions on the operation—given clarity to factors out of the operation’s control (for example, weather)—and builds trust and confidence in data and teams to make accurate decisions in context. By enabling better decision making through simulation, one client has determined how to improve reservoir recovery, decrease maintenance costs by 15 percent, and increase uptime without having to spend more on capital equipment.
Emerson used AssetWise Operational Analytics to collate information from a wide range of sources, to help the center’s clients make decisions in a matter of minutes or hours rather than weeks and months, and to predict the impact of these decisions within the operation. In addition, predictive analytics enables companies to make decisions before an incident occurs or performance starts to drop, maximizing operational efficiency while increasing the opportunity for substantial cost savings.