How Sitech saved $2.4m in just 4 hours
Sitech maximizes plant performance and cost-effectiveness at Chemelot by using TrendMiner’s self-service industrial analytics software.
Sitech Services, the number-one technology partner to maximize results out of each installation and plant – in terms of both performance and returns.
They help companies in the process industry, the chemical industry and the energy sector to grow and develop. This by support them with their unique services and the latest technologies, using expertise, innovation and extensive digitization as tools to take the lead.
Marc Pijpers is Principal Process Control & Optimization Consultant at Sitech and works with TrendMiner for more than five years. Marc explains about their journey, the value and next steps in using TrendMiner for all their customers at Chemelot.
Pieter Kerremans, Process Engineer at Sitech that also works as contractor for DSM for continuous improvement projects, explans how TrendMiner helps in root cause analysis.
Translating big data analytics challenges into a proper business case was crucial in order for Sitech to allocate sufficient time and money. Finding a supplier that is capable to provide the right software (proof of product), as well as help adapt an analytics mindset and bring added value (proof of concept) is important.
TrendMiner enables Sitech to perform descriptive, diagnostic and predictive analytics. Which means it helps process engineers to gain insight into what happened (descriptive), why and how it happened (diagnostic) and how the situation can be prevented or ensured to happen again in the future (predictive).
Comparison of (similar) situations, to find out which events result in (un)desired situations
Root cause analysis sessions, which immediately answers questions that traditionally were put on an action list
Data cleaning for APC and 6sigma, to create subsets of relevant data
Automatic notifications, eliminating repetitive tasks by automatically monitoring important processes.
The Haber-Bosch nitrogen-fixation reaction is used for over 100 years to make ammonia and other nitrogencontaining compounds from nitrogen and hydrogen. Although perceived as a fully optimised production process, carbon dioxide peaks were found in the washing column. Previous data analysis projects failed to find the root cause, but TrendMiner’s self-service industrial analytics software helped Sitech to search and compare peak periods with normal operation periods. Also, the team
performed layer comparison which helped identify which processes influenced variables. With help of these findings, Sitech was able to realize a stable operation, which resulted in increased production, with a 5% revenue increase – representing 2.4 million dollar per year – as a result.
In this webinar, Marc Pijpers of Sitech shares his experience of using advanced industrial analytics to contextualize asset performance with process data, and illustrates the benefits with 3 actual use cases.
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Learn how Sitech is Achieving Maximum Plant Performance & Increasing Revenue with Self-service Analytics, and how taking a new look at technology & data enabled Sitech to successfully transform their operations.