Siemens Digital Industries Conference 2018: Challenges, trends and digitalization

Siemens Digital Industries Conference opened with an update on Energy Challenges; Trends and Digitalization by John Nixon, Senior Director, Energy, and Utilities Siemens PLM Software and Greg Mitchell, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting

The morning session covered Digital Twin Cloud Services Across the Asset Lifecycle in Process Industries presented by, Alexander Mankel, Head of CIS Portfolio Management and Bentley Systems, Ken Adamson, VP Building, Electrical & Plant Products. Mankel and Adamson shared insights into the companies’ strategic alliance and how the partnership creates promising software to create an integrated workflow both with Siemens software and Bentley tools.

Alexander Mankel, Head of CIS Portfolio Management and Bentley Systems, Ken Adamson, VP Building, Electrical & Plant Products
Alexander Mankel, Head of CIS Portfolio Management and Bentley Systems, Ken Adamson, VP Building, Electrical & Plant Products

Siemens digitalization strategy and portfolio include a focus on bringing innovation to the process industry through initiatives and partnerships, greater operational efficiency, creating a comprehensive Digital Twin—solutions for the Digital Plant along the entire lifecycle, asset integrity and asset reliability, HSE, and regulatory compliance—assuring the safest and cleanest operation.

Phillips 66 digital transformation journey

Phillips 66 Refining Operations Excellence Audit Manager, Anthony Nalbone, and Director Digital IT Asset Maintenance & Engineering Applications, Karen Laneri shared Phillips 66’s digital transformation journey. A journey that Nalbone says has been widely accepted.

“Historically operators did rounds by paper—not a really smart or efficient way of doing it. The game changer is this little thing right here, this happens to be an iPhone. This is how we do things now if I order pizza—I do it right here. If I order my movie tickets—I do it through here. Everybody has a cell phone, so it was obvious, ‘let’s migrate that into our business.’ So essentially now our operators are doing all their rounds via iPhone. We converted all the forms into digital forms.”

Phillips 66 Refining Operations Excellence Audit Manager, Anthony Nalbone, and Director Digital IT Asset Maintenance & Engineering Applications, Karen Laneri
Phillips 66 Refining Operations Excellence Audit Manager, Anthony Nalbone, and Director Digital IT Asset Maintenance & Engineering Applications, Karen Laneri

Nalbone said operators enter work notifications through their phones rather than traditional paperwork filings. “They go out there and they find something wrong, they take a picture of it and circle where the problem is. They attach that notification and it goes right up to the SAP system. The maintenance planners love it because now they see that picture and can understand and know what the issue is.”

Phillips 66 replaced outdated internal systems with Siemens XHQ, a product line that presents operational and business data in real-time to improve performance. Nalbone said the Siemens technology will be an enabling platform to deliver Phillips 66’s vision and benefits.

“One of the reasons we partnered with Siemens is because of the capability, we really envision this as being again that single point of information for all information as we continue our digital journey,” Nalbone said.

 

 

 

 

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