Analytical Monitoring Centers for Process Plants
Sponsored by: Precognize
- Artificial Intelligence
- Predictive Analytics
Date: 6 May
Time: 10am PDT, 12pm CDT, 13pm EDT
Integrating analytics into your operations
Artificial intelligence and machine learning have been a hot topic in the process industry and in other fields as well for the past several years. Yet, we’re still a long way from extracting the full potential of its beneficial results.
If there’s a lesson to be learned from the “Corona times” it is that we must adjust ourselves to different operational modes in times of crisis: changing environments, smaller teams, flexible working hours, etc. Technology can compensate and help to overcome some aspects of the changed world. For example, virtual meetings instead of face-to-face ones. Likewise, getting early alerts that can be investigated from home and addressed with fewer manhours can replace full shifts and missing personnel.
Times of crisis might take this point to the extreme, but it is always important to incorporate analytics into plants’ daily process routine. In this webinar, Precognize will propose a different approach of integrating analytics into daily operations. Together with Titan, our customer, we will show how coming prepared to the crisis helped handling it. We suggest building an Analytical Monitoring Center (AMC), with a dedicated workforce and equipment which works together with the control systems, control room operators, process engineers, maintenance teams and the like.
In the webinar we will show how to use the AMC to unify all analytical activities under one roof; who are the people who should be involved in the AMC; what are the different processes; how to incorporate the analytical insights to morning meetings; how to perform regular monitoring; how to track the sequence from an alert to the actual value gained by investigating and solving the issue.
We will answer all the above and invite you to join us with your own questions at the Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
Biography Chen, a true believer in the ability of the industrial sector to transform itself and increase efficiency, took raw ideas and transformed them into promising companies. Throughout the execution Chen demonstrated true leadership and vision. Precognize, of which he’s CEO today, was recently acquired by Samson AG. During his career, Chen worked with key industrial companies such as GE, Siemens, BASF, Shell, and LG, specializing in the design and analysis of complex industrial systems.
Group Engineering & Technology Executive Director
Fokion Tasoulas has worked for Titan Cement Company since 1989 and has held a number of technical, managerial and executive positions, most recently as Group Engineering and Technology Executive Director and Group Executive Committee Member.
Leading Digital transformation projects, especially in Assets’ optimization and Reliability improvements with AI and big data analytics.
Between other managerial and executive positions he was, Egypt, Albania and Kosovo Regional Director, South East European countries Senior Operation Director, Senior Vice President of Operations in Titan America based in Miami Florida USA, Assistant Divisional Director of the Cement Division at the Titan Cement Company headquarters in Athens and prior that Plant Manager of the Thessaloniki cement plant (Greece) etc.
Fokion Tasoulas earned his Master’s degree in Mining and Metallurgy, and Engineering from National Technical University of Athens in Greece.
Key Learning Objectives
- What is an analytical monitoring center in a process plant?
- What are the objectives of the AMC?
- Who should be involved in building this center and who should run it?
- Chief Innovation Officer
- Head of Innovation
- Chief Digital Officer
- Innovation Consultant
- Innovation Lead
- Vice President Operations
- Director of Operations
- Plant General Manager
- Plant Manager
- Head of Operations
- Head of production
- Head of Production
- VP Engineering
- Head of Engineering