NEW YORK : EDSA Micro Corp., and OSIsoft, Inc. today announced that they have completed and validated the technical integration between EDSA’s Paladin® power analytics platform, and OSIsoft’s PI System™ for high-performance data integration in a live customer environment.
The completed solution is being deployed in an undisclosed customer’s facility by EDSA’s European partner, Unitech Power Systems of Stavanger, Norway, on a free-standing, operationally autonomous, offshore oil platform located in the North Sea. Effectively a “data center that drills,” it is a completely self-sustaining “microgrid” with electrically-controlled drilling, process control, stabilization, communications, and environmental systems that can fluctuate dramatically, depending on weather, currents, and other factors. It is equally applicable to data centers, network operations centers, power grids, and other mission-critical facilities where power problems could have costly or catastrophic consequences.
Together, the combined EDSA-OSIsoft solution gives customers the means to capture, aggregate and expertly assess all of the operational complexities occurring in real-time throughout their electrical power infrastructure. In the case of EDSA, its Paladin family of power systems applications serves two vital purposes:
* Paladin® DesignBase™ is the industry’s most powerful and productive CAD modeler for the design, simulation, and analysis phase. It helps to ensure that a power system is “Perfect on Paper” before construction, by validating operational system performance at both the micro- and macro-levels.
* Paladin® Live™ takes the DesignBase model and enables it to be re-deployed in “live” mode, so it can continually probe for deviations between the “as-designed” system specifications and actual operating parameters. The instant the slightest deviations are detected, they are rigorously diagnosed… alerting facility staff to the nature of potential problems that could ensue, and their resolution.
OSIsoft’s PI System brings all operational data into a single system that can deliver it to users at all levels of the company, from the plant floor to the enterprise level. It keeps business-critical data always online and available in a specialized time-series database by:
* Gathering event-driven data, in real-time, from multiple sources across the plant and/or enterprise
* Applying advanced analytical calculations and business rules to contextualize and analyze this data
* Configuring smart and thin client tools to distribute and visualize knowledge/ information to display critical operational metrics and integrate the user experience across different roles within the enterprise.
Together, the two technologies ensure that important data does not escape notice, and that all data are expertly assessed and actioned to identify both impending problems and opportunities for system enhancement.
“With today’s announcement, EDSA and OSIsoft are proving that what many vendors call their ‘Next Generation’ technology we are deploying today,” said Mark A. Ascolese, Chairman & CEO of EDSA. “We are very pleased and impressed with the efforts shown by our friends at OSIsoft, and we would like to thank our mutual customer for their technological vision… and their commitment to bringing this exciting new technology to bear.”
”We at OSIsoft are very excited that EDSA has chosen to join our vCampus Partner Program to leverage the PI System infrastructure to connect the data found in the Paladin Live environment,” said John J. O’Shea Senior Vice President OSIsoft Inc. “By integrating these two technologies and leveraging the power of the PI System, this collaboration allows customers to access large amounts of power systems information in real-time, while maintaining a complete data history, enabling clear understanding of the reliability, capacity, energy efficiency, and system health of the electrical power infrastructure at all levels of the enterprise.”
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