Solutions

Optimate provides solutions for:


Mining

CITIC PACIFIC MINING — Desalination Plant Production Reporting

CPM deployed an end-user configurable reporting framework, that supports both Excel & Reporting services. Initial deployment was within Excel using OSIsoft’s Datalink to PI plugin – allowing users familiar with Excel to rapidly develop daily, weekly reports etc. The requirement to allow all reports to include protection to prevent unauthorised changes to reports was also delivered.

Optimate’s scope was to design the architecture, implement/test the PI Datalink and assist with the creation of reports.

RIO TINTO — Clermont Mine Scada System Upgrade

The Clermont Mine was a new site that had been recently commissioned. The control systems were delivered as a part of a packaged contract. During commissioning and handover, the operators found the control system to be difficult to use and this was significantly increasing the time required to restart the plant.

Optimate’s scope was to review and redesign the Citect SCADA system to make it more relevant and usable for the operators and other users.

RIO TINTO — Kestrel Mine Extension

The Kestrel Mine is an underground coal mine that feeds into the existing Coal Handling and Preparation Plant.

Optimate’s scope was to provide guidance to the customer, ensuring that the control system work being undertaken by the various package contractors aligned with company standards and met the needs of the operation on completion of the project.

BARRICK GOLD — Integrated Reporting And Downtime System

Barrick Gold required a corporate reporting and downtime system across its 5 sites. Optimate was engaged to install/configure OSIsoft PI as a corporate historian and to develop standardised reporting enabling benchmarking on normalised performance and operational KPI’s. Optimate’s scope included technical and consulting services, architecture, interfacing to data sources, PI Calculation and Validation software.

Oil & Gas

APLNG — Production Safety & Optimisation

APLNG has one of the largest PI systems in the world and is quickly expanding as more production gas wells are coming online. Optimate’s Scope includes the design of the solution architecture, PI AF and system performance/stress testing. Optimate is also heavily involved with the maintenance of the PI system.

Chevron  — Wheatstone

The success of Chevron’s multi-billion-dollar Wheatstone Project was in many ways dependent upon the integration of a host of technologies to instrument assets and help manage the end to end LNG operation from a reliability perspective.  Chevron called on Optimate’s experience in designing and implementing an asset and sensor information-centric suite of Production Information Management systems with integration to real time control systems and related business applications.

Manufacturing

SUNSTATE CEMENT — Plant Expansion

Sunstate required an expansion of their plant and associated automation systems to increase production capacity by 50%.

Optimate’s scope included design review, automation design, batch management, PLC programming, Citect configuration, testing, commissioning and ongoing support.

QUEENSLAND MAGNESIA — Plant Expansion

Queensland Magnesia was expanding their plant and associated automation systems to increase production capacity in the calcining area by 50%.

Optimate’s scope included design review, automation design, safety system integration, PLC programming, Citect SCADA configuration, a bespoke integrated Blend Optimisation application, testing and commissioning.

Power

ORIGIN ENERGY — Integrated Operations Centre

Design and Integration of a monitoring centre with real time, context sensitive access to all data across all sites within their generation portfolio.

Production Plans, Plant Data, Alarms, Operator Logs, Calculations, KPI’s, Reports, Drawings, Documents, Asset Details, Work Orders, Maintenance Plans, Procedures and related web pages are all synchronised within the selected asset context. A large and comprehensive implementation of OSIsoft’s PI, Asset Framework and Matrikon OPC Universal Communications Servers were fundamental to the federating asset model.

Optimate’s scope included Requirements, Feasibility, System Architecture, Design and Specifications, Systems Integration, OSI PI and AF Implementation, multi-site OPC architecture and implementation, System Health Monitoring, Testing, Rollout and ongoing support.

NT POWER & WATER — Pi Calculation And Validation

NT Power and Water were experiencing a number of issues with the quality of data into their PI system. Optimate deployed its Resultz application for data calculation and validation on top of their existing OSI.

PI system to assist with data quality improvements. Optimate also provided consulting on AMR (Smart meters) integration within their business systems and processes, as well as multisite OPC communications surveys and design.

Optimate’s scope included technical and consulting services, architecture, interfacing to OPC data sources, PI Calculation and Validation software.

SYNERGY — Intelligence Platform

Synergy needed to deploy a platform that integrated process and operational data from all of their generation facilities. Integration of Production & Operational Performance measures, reports, dashboards, equipment maintenance and documentation etc. Optimate deployed and
integrated various business data sources into a centralised PI system.

Optimate’s scope included technical and consulting services aligned with best practise, architecture, OPC systems architecture to data sources, visualisation and PI AF.

ALINTA ENERGY — OSIsoft Pi And Scada

Alinta is a gas and electricity retailer with 8 power generation sites across Australia and New Zealand. Optimate was asked to perform and full connectivity and SCADA audit of all sites. Optimate’s Scope includes the support of their SCADA, OPC and PI systems.

Water

SA WATER — OSIsoft PI support

SA Water has an OSIsoft PI system and bespoke applications which utilise PI data for reporting. Optimate’s scope includes ongoing support of SA Water’s OSIsoft PI System and related components.

WA WATER CORPORATION — Automated Meter Reading

WA Water Corporation has many thousands of water meters across its own infrastructure. This project involved the implementation of a PI system to automatically read and validate the data from these meters into the business.

Optimate’s scope included functional design, interface development to ERP and meter data, the configuration of PI, PI AF, PI ACE, Calculations Validation and Integration with PI Processbook.

Rail

ARTC – ANCO

ANCO – ARTC embarked on a digital transformation of radically overhauling below-rail scheduling, with decision and schedule-automation fed by real time data across the Hunter Valley value chain. Optimate worked with ARTC business owners in created the roadmap, business case, budget, vendor due diligence and execution plan for the ANCO project. ANCO received board approval and is in execution.

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Customer Testimonials

Having a partner that can look at our business, analyse what solution would work best, procure the software, then implement and train our engineers ensured our return on investment was achieved in a much shorter time-frame. We highly recommend Optimate.
Khalil ParkarResolute Gold Mining — Plant Metallurgist
Optimate delivers what they commit to, they are flexible and have a very good cross-section of skills. We also value the fact that they have a local presence. They are easy to do business with.
Ryan LiuCitic Pacific Mining
Optimate’s knowledge of OPC helped us a great deal, saving significant time and money
Nik TarasykSnowy Hydro — Team Leader SCADA