Customer Success Presentation

Covestro and TrendMiner

Leveraging OSIsoft PI to the max with industrial analytics

Duration: 25 minutes


Covestro is a leading chemical company that produces polyurethanes, polycarbonates and specialty chemicals. Their key production goals are to achieve sustainable growth, efficiency and continuous innovation to deliver competitive costs.

In this live presentation from the OSIsoft User Conference 2017 in London, Tim Timmermans discusses the industrial analytics journey of Covestro Antwerp. He shares a variety of practical use cases including: golden batch fingerprinting, hypothesis testing, root case analysis for bad product quality and loss accounting. Watch this presentation to learn how Covestro used self-service analytics to:

  1. Improve production control
  2. Reduce operational costs
  3. Reduce emissions and energy consumption
  4. Increase production efficiency
  5. And enhance knowledge capture

About Speaker

Tim Timmermans

“Process data tells stories – all you need to do is capture them”

“TrendMiner enables us to bring process information within our data by annotation. That really leads to the knowledge transfer that we need. I believe that if we can maximize knowledge transfer, this brings us to innovation.”

Tim Timmermans is a process engineer who has been working at Covestro for more than five years. As Covestro’s Operational Expert PET in Antwerp, Tim is responsible for overall plant performance optimization and cost reduction through analytics-based process analysis. His work focuses on key areas including DCS migration, defect elimination and root cause analysis. Tim holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Sciences, with special focus on polymer and sustainable engineering.

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