Introduction to UReason
UReason is <ul><li>Anglo-Dutch Company with offices in Leiden and Maidenhead </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers real-time applicat...
Customers of UReason <ul><li>Operational Advisories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sabic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DSM </li></ul>...
Products of UReason <ul><li>USE, OASYS-AM, UDesign : Based on Common Product Platform </li></ul>
USE – UReason Solution Environment Engineering environment for companies wanting to create intelligent solutions Engineers...
USE  –  USP / Benefits  <ul><li>Unique selling points: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Out-of-the-box functionality </li></ul></ul><...
OASYS-AM  –  Intelligent Alarm Management <ul><li>Supports organisations in their alarm management, from reporting to dyna...
OASYS-AM - USP / Benefits  <ul><li>Unique selling points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution covering full scope: from alarm ma...
UDesign –  Design Validation Environment <ul><li>Combines the on-line rule engine and simulation capability of UReason’ in...
Common Product Benefits <ul><li>Goal: Optimise production, reduction of process upsets & disturbances </li></ul><ul><li>RO...
Some Examples <ul><li>Following slides contain some examples of applying UReason technology and services </li></ul>
Example: Northsea Gas producer <ul><li>Scope of Supply: </li></ul><ul><li>- Alarm Management Survey </li></ul><ul><li>- Ph...
Overview of the  reduction  realized, varying between  30%  –  65% Next generation alarm management Example: LyondellBasel...
Example: Chemical Plant Germany Proactive 24x7 information on gas leaks Vision/Smell & Sound Sensors Combined Operators do...
Example: Refinery Netherlands  <ul><li>Scope of Supply: </li></ul><ul><li>Alarm & Event Historization </li></ul><ul><li>Al...
Example: Refinery Netherlands  <ul><li>Scope of Supply: </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy  </li></ul><ul><li>Alarm Awareness W...
Siemens – Process Real-Time Historian PIMAQ <ul><li>SISOG PIMAQ System Embeds OASYS-AM </li></ul><ul><li>PIMAQ Examples: <...
Siemens - PIMAQ
Siemens - PIMAQ
Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) Monitoring About 15 to 20 percent of almost one million wells worldwide are pumped with ...
Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) Monitoring <ul><li>Generic EED & RCA: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sand Production </li></ul></...
Proactive Asset Management (Water) <ul><li>Achieved by highlighting variances in normal operating parameters e.g. pump flo...
Drinking Water Purification Simulator <ul><li>Simulator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Object model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydr...
Water Purification Simulator USPs <ul><li>Technologies: USE + external models from partners </li></ul><ul><li>Unique selli...
Water Safety – Long Term NL Funded Study <ul><li>Distribution, Control Training and Operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under...
Proactive Asset Management General <ul><li>Using UReason’s Technology : General Statements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generic R...
<ul><li>Contact Details:   </li></ul><ul><li>UReason Leiden </li></ul><ul><li>Pompoenweg 9 </li></ul><ul><li>2321DK Leiden...
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201105 ureason introduction

  1. 1. Introduction to UReason
  2. 2. UReason is <ul><li>Anglo-Dutch Company with offices in Leiden and Maidenhead </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers real-time applications and solutions in the area of Operational Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Customers in Europe, North-America and Middle-East. Industries: Oil & Gas, (Petro)chemical, Traffic, Energy and Utilities </li></ul>“ We Combine our Expertise and Technology with that of our customers to improve Operational Excellence”.
  3. 3. Customers of UReason <ul><li>Operational Advisories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sabic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DSM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote Surveillance: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Siemens Power Generation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vestolit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shell Global Solutions/NAM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Alarm Management: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BASF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KPE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OMV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAFCO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Siemens Oil & Gas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LyondellBasell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total E&P </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anglian Water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simulation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WaterSpot: DZH/PWN/Waternet /ABB/DHV/Vitens/TU-Delft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DISCONTO: PWN/DHV/TU-Delft/RIVM/ Vitens/Dunea/Brabant Water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active Participant in: </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI/ISA S18.02 Standard </li></ul><ul><li>ISA S18.02 TR Development </li></ul><ul><li>EEMUA 191 Guideline </li></ul>
  4. 4. Products of UReason <ul><li>USE, OASYS-AM, UDesign : Based on Common Product Platform </li></ul>
  5. 5. USE – UReason Solution Environment Engineering environment for companies wanting to create intelligent solutions Engineers “Expert Toolbox”
  6. 6. USE – USP / Benefits <ul><li>Unique selling points: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Out-of-the-box functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data-storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explanation facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Model based reasoning and management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structured approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generic (write once, reuse) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customer (typical solution provider) benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced engineering time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy integration with a wide variety of underlying automation systems </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. OASYS-AM – Intelligent Alarm Management <ul><li>Supports organisations in their alarm management, from reporting to dynamic reduction and intelligent predictive alarming </li></ul><ul><li>Play-back Incidents and upsets </li></ul><ul><li>Identify states, causes & effects </li></ul><ul><li>Induce rules from pattern mining </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent Alarm engineering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction rules, cause-effect trees, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State detection diagrams, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide advisories (alerts) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce alarms in real-time </li></ul><ul><li>Tune operational advisories </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor operator actions </li></ul><ul><li>Generate EEMUA standard reports </li></ul>
  8. 8. OASYS-AM - USP / Benefits <ul><li>Unique selling points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution covering full scope: from alarm management, over engineering of logic to reduce and predict alarms to real-time alarm handling (hiding, diagnostics, early event detection) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Out-of-the-box functionality results in reduced engineering (configuration), installation and interfacing efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplier independent, works with all major DCS and SCADA systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customer benefits (typical end-user): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One-stop-shop for complete solution + required services if needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced alarm load enables reduced staffing (up to unmanned operations) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology enables dealing with increasing complexity of automation, control and safety systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best practices (procedures, diagnosis, predictions) put into action, 24x7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced cost of ownership as the customer can maintain and extend the application and some maintenance work can be automated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OASYS-AM has strong presence in Oil and Gas Markets, where costs of poor alarm management are high: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unplanned trip due to a missed alarm: €400.000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trips about one a day on a new plant which could be prevented if there were less nuisance alarms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Release of gas resulting in complaints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ARC ARC-Strategies April 2002 - “A CCM application can add 5% or more to the profits of a manufacturing plant by detecting and avoiding critical conditions before they occur, thus reducing the need for emergency shutdowns.” </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. UDesign – Design Validation Environment <ul><li>Combines the on-line rule engine and simulation capability of UReason’ intelligent platform, with the ability to capture and validate engineering designs </li></ul><ul><li>Functionality is especially focused on replacing legacy paper-based design workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Superior design tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Huge increase in productivity when compared to legacy computer or paper based systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better design, less mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complies with IEC 61131-3 definition for visual definition of logic systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On-demand Simulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Validated design BEFORE handover, leads to huge reduction in rework and engineering time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can easily be linked up to real-IO and alarm generation for end-to-end validation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customized workflow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matches customer needs, aids acceptance, leads to roll-out adoption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use UReason’s Product Platform so can be easily adapted to customers workflow/design process </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Common Product Benefits <ul><li>Goal: Optimise production, reduction of process upsets & disturbances </li></ul><ul><li>ROI: Complying with state laws/regulations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety/security  potential reduction of insurance premiums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preventing upsets  emission reductions, avoiding production losses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing information overload  less operator stress, avoiding burn out of most valuable resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintaining licence to operate  avoid destruction of capital, avoid equipment damage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ROI: Lower cost of ownership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction engineering time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ties into preventive maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ties into asset management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contributes to operational excellence </li></ul>
  11. 11. Some Examples <ul><li>Following slides contain some examples of applying UReason technology and services </li></ul>
  12. 12. Example: Northsea Gas producer <ul><li>Scope of Supply: </li></ul><ul><li>- Alarm Management Survey </li></ul><ul><li>- Philosophy Development </li></ul><ul><li>- Support Alarm Rationalization </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Auditing </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Alarm Management System for Onshore Centralized Control Room </li></ul><ul><li>DCS: Foxboro IA </li></ul><ul><li>A&E Historian: TiPS LogMate </li></ul><ul><li>Alarm Reporting: OASYS-AM </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Alarm Management: OASYS-AM </li></ul>Alarm reduction on 4 platforms, Visionary Approach for Centralized Control Room
  13. 13. Overview of the reduction realized, varying between 30% – 65% Next generation alarm management Example: LyondellBasell Scope of Supply: - Rule Discovery from Historical Data - Alarm Display Replacement - Alarm Predictions in Control Room Corporate Agreement – Advanced Dynamic Alarm Management DCS: Emerson DeltaV Data: TiPS LogMate Emerson OPC Advanced Alarm Management: OASYS-AM
  14. 14. Example: Chemical Plant Germany Proactive 24x7 information on gas leaks Vision/Smell & Sound Sensors Combined Operators don’t have to do a 12 hours plant inspection Important for keeping licence to operate Operator Advisories Interfaces: Emerson, ABB, Siemens
  15. 15. Example: Refinery Netherlands <ul><li>Scope of Supply: </li></ul><ul><li>Alarm & Event Historization </li></ul><ul><li>Alarm & Event Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>- Alarm Awareness Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Alarm Philosophy Development </li></ul><ul><li>Master Alarm Database </li></ul><ul><li>Alarm MOC </li></ul>DCS: Honeywell TDC, Foxboro IA, Yokogawa CS Historian: SQL Server
  16. 16. Example: Refinery Netherlands <ul><li>Scope of Supply: </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Alarm Awareness Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Alarm Philosophy Development </li></ul><ul><li>Setup Master Alarm Database </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor Selection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A&E Historization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A&E Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Master Alarm Database & MOC </li></ul></ul>DCS: Honeywell TDC, HIMA/MagLog ESD
  17. 17. Siemens – Process Real-Time Historian PIMAQ <ul><li>SISOG PIMAQ System Embeds OASYS-AM </li></ul><ul><li>PIMAQ Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maersk Al-Shaheen FDP 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maersk Al-Shaheen FDP 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maersk Halfdan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Petrobas FPSO Piranema </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Venture Oil FPSO Hummingbird </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statoil Snorre A, Snorre B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ConocoPhillips EldFiks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydro Njord A & B </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Siemens - PIMAQ
  19. 19. Siemens - PIMAQ
  20. 20. Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) Monitoring About 15 to 20 percent of almost one million wells worldwide are pumped with some form of artificial lift more and more employing electric submersible pumps ESPs operate under varying working conditions: High temperature High pressure Scaling/Waxing <ul><li>… and have a short life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Runtime lifetime varies between 50 days avg to 1500 days. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consequences of losing an ESP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Loss/Deferment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive to Pull and Replace </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) Monitoring <ul><li>Generic EED & RCA: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sand Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surface Choke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tubing Leak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific EED & RCA: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location Specific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pump Configuration Specific </li></ul></ul>Early Event Detection (EED) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Generic Means: The Same Solution can be applied over-and-over again to 1 or Many ESPs
  22. 22. Proactive Asset Management (Water) <ul><li>Achieved by highlighting variances in normal operating parameters e.g. pump flow, level, etc: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Pump performance degradation, number of stop and starts of the pumps can be used in combination with the number of hours running during a day to determine if a pump is degrading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inferential measurement and sensor validation which identifies drift on process plant requiring subsequent intervention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>difficult-to-measure parameters can be derived from existing instrumentation. This type of information can be used to track BOD, COD or bacteriological load on-line and so improve consent monitoring and remedial action to ensure consent compliance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g Inlet flow and suspended solids can be used as model inputs to predict BOD with reasonable accuracy </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Drinking Water Purification Simulator <ul><li>Simulator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Object model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydraulic model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water quality model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control model </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Water Purification Simulator USPs <ul><li>Technologies: USE + external models from partners </li></ul><ul><li>Unique selling points: </li></ul><ul><li>Developed in conjunction with water companies and other industrial partners </li></ul><ul><li>Generic simulator provides Custom-off-the-shelve simulator </li></ul><ul><li>Specific simulator can easily be tailored to customer’s processes </li></ul><ul><li>¼ of the price of a simulator in chemical, oil & gas </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits for the customer (water company – engineering agency) </li></ul><ul><li>Training of operators, regional managers (off-line) </li></ul><ul><li>On-line evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual commissioning of process automation system </li></ul><ul><li>Testing of control strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Process-control improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Water quality improvement </li></ul>
  25. 25. Water Safety – Long Term NL Funded Study <ul><li>Distribution, Control Training and Operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the relevant chemical and microbiological processes in the distribution network. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop water quality models to predict quality parameters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess water quality in the whole network to prevent public health risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a scenario based calamity simulation system to experiment and understand acute changes in water quality. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use calamity simulation to train and educate operators in handling events. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploy real time state of the art water quality sensors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use model integration between process automation system and simulator/models for consistency and efficiency. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Proactive Asset Management General <ul><li>Using UReason’s Technology : General Statements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generic Rules can be defined for each asset type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. implemented once but valid for all the sites using the same asset type </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can easily integrate with DCS/SCADA, backend systems and alarm databases, etc to infer asset state from different data sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules filter bad data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules can apply state based reasoning; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. take into account site criticality, site location, time of the year, relation to other assets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate asset criticality register </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results can be pushed to extend alarm information and/or influence Maintenance management systems </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Contact Details: </li></ul><ul><li>UReason Leiden </li></ul><ul><li>Pompoenweg 9 </li></ul><ul><li>2321DK Leiden </li></ul><ul><li>071-5281700 </li></ul><ul><li>www.UReason.com </li></ul>

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