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Subject matter experts find faster trend analysis, diagnostics
Total, established in 1924 to help France participate in oil and natural gas development, is a global integrated energy producer and provider. The company’s refining and chemicals segment transforms crude oil and natural gas into fuels and polymers. Total is one of the world’s 10 largest integrated producers. It’s refining and petrochemicals division includes Belgium, France, the United States, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Qatar.
The landscape for analytics tools includes both those made for generic analysis from any data source and those made specifically for industrial processes. Total evaluated the options and chose TrendMiner for its seamless integration with existing assets, including its OSIsoft PI historian.
TrendMiner gives Total engineers the power to discover what happened, why it happened, and how the outcome might be changed in the future—without the help of a data scientist.
Total wanted a solution that would allow it to analyze time-series and contextual data without resorting to spreadsheets. With its advanced, self-service system designed for the process industry, Total found TrendMiner benefits during its pilot phase.
Since rolling out the software, Total engineers use TrendMiner to:
Get a quick visual analysis of process behavior using trend overlays, with the self-service ability to run calculations inside the software
Perform extensive real-time searches to process data
Run advanced diagnostics while analyzing influence factors and using the solution’s compare table to look at similar trends
Alert key stakeholders when a process deviates from its golden fingerprint, or predict when such events might occur
Create automatic and manual annotations for pattern recognition
Communicate findings with engineers and shift workers on the floor, even when a process expert is away from the plant
Total wanted a powerful analytics solution that would complement its existing data infrastructure. Listen to Fabrice Leclerq explain how it came to select TrendMiner as that solution for a pilot program.
ARC Advisory Group, the global technology research firm, is renowned for its insights into the convergence of IT and OT at industrial companies. In this whitepaper, ARC Principal Consultant and Lead Analyst Janice Abel explains how Total Refining & Chemicals (Total R&C) combined real-time process data from OSIsoft with TrendMiner’s self-service process and asset analytics software to achieve measurable success.