Not only have they continued to add smart devices and enhanced their valve diagnostics and predictive maintenance, but they’re saving $350,000 per year on potential shutdowns with smart device monitoring; set up a cross-functional, risk-assessment team that evaluates 20,000 device notifications per year, and started a digital transformation program.
To forge ahead after winning their 2010 Plant of the Year Award, Bereznai, Bartók and their colleagues have launched expansions and multiple diagnostic and maintenance projects to bring similar benefits to other facilities at MOL Danube. So far, they’ve pushed its use of FieldComm Group technologies up to 3,680 HART devices, 413 Foundation Fieldbus devices and 42 WirelessHART devices and six gateways, which receive signals from 32 wireless devices usually measuring temperature and corrosion. They’re also planning to adopt HART-IP (Internet protocol) with their OSIsoft PI historian and software. This adds up to about 4,700 intelligent instruments on the 15 units connected to SAP-PM CMMS.