Rockwell Automation and OSIsoft have agreed to install an enterprise historian/production intelligence platform at BHP Billiton's iron ore operations in Australia. Design is underway, and installation is scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.
This enterprise historian will use Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk Historian Site Edition (SE) software and OSIsoft's PI System, and combining them will give BHP Billiton visibility of real-time and historical production data across the company’s integrated supply chain of mines, rail and port facilities. Operators will also gain access to reporting and trending tools that provide insight into performance parameters.
The information can be used to identify opportunities to reduce variability, lower costs and improve productivity in operations and across the supply chain.