2016 - Users Conference - San Francisco - Mining, Metals and Materials
Mining Equipment Event Synthesis
Syncrude Canada Ltd. is a synthetic crude oil producer from two open-pit mines in northern Alberta, Canada. Optimizing uptime of Syncrude’s fleet of heavy haulers is key to cost-effective productivity at its oil sands mines. Beyond event data acquisition from the hauler’s sophisticated onboard systems, Syncrude has created procedures to raise secondary, synthesized events that are acted upon to prevent major failures. Using both the PI Server and PI ACE framework, Syncrude has implemented a method of leveraging raw onboard data to raise early warning indicators of major component failures, haul road condition deficiencies, and operator care opportunities to reliability specialists. This opens the door for more complex event identification and preventive actions in the future. This presentation is a post-production implementation follow-up to the pilot project presented in 2014."
Metals & Mining
Kyle Gogolinski is a Team Leader in Process Control & Automation at Syncrude Canada Ltd. in northern Alberta, Canada. He has spent his 15 year career in a wide range of IT and process control disciplines, including CMMS product support and implementation, IT infrastructure support, SAP implementation, DCS support, and projects. While all these areas have been rewarding, Kyle most enjoys projects leveraging IT solutions that deliver tangible solutions to business problems.
Peter Wright has been working in the Oil & Gas and Mining industries in Canada for over 45 years, 25 of those in business and process automation with a focus on data and asset management. After starting and operating his own software business in the late 80’s, Peter joined Acrodex in 1999 to head their Application Services team. In 2013 he joined Dexcent, an Alberta based engineering company, as the Manager of their Industrial Information practice. Peter’s aptitude, coupled with an extensive information management and IT architecture background, have contributed to his reputation for developing creative solutions for complex problems.