The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is responsible for operating and maintaining the power plant and energy systems at three hospitals and four medical centres in the London, Ontario area.
LHSC chose e.RIS to assist them in getting on track with their energy management. Being able to pull together data from a number of sources, both internal to LHSC and externally from their vendors, allowed them to easily manage, analyze and then visualize the data as actionable information, allowing them to identify opportunities to reduce their operational costs.
For more information you can access the article from Accolades Volume 13, 2018 here.
The City of Red Deer water treatment plant operations team has used e.RIS as their process reporting and data visualization tool for a number of years. Recently, they expanded their use of e.RIS to include several additional features. The plant laboratory team was storing and analyzing results observed in the laboratory using pen and paper. Now they use e.RIS manual data entry forms and calculations to record and store laboratory results. With this shift in the data collection and storage of laboratory data, plant maintenance staff are now able to utilize the laboratory results in new and innovative ways. The maintenance staff are able to create reports that compare SCADA historian data with laboratory results and flag any differences between the two readings. When differences reach predefined thresholds, maintenance staff know that plant analyzers need to be calibrated.
By using e.RIS, the City of Red Deer maintenance staff were able to shift their calibration schedule from a simple time-based method to a data driven calibration schedule. This change resulted in costs savings by reducing unneeded calibrations, made identification of less reliable analyzers easier, and moved the organization more towards knowledge-based, data driven decision making.
The water quality data collected by the laboratory was originally only going to be used for operational compliance but because the data was so easily accessible in e.RIS, the maintenance staff was able to find additional benefits by visualizing both laboratory and SCADA data in a single location. Through e.RIS, the City of Red Deer’s water treatment plant maintenance staff continue to meet the strict quality of service requirements demanded of them while continuously improving their operations through the availability of more accessible data.
Implementing a single Enterprise Asset Management system can be difficult. Often groups in the organization have legitimate reasons to keep their own systems, and finding a solution that meets everyone’s requirements equally well is nearly impossible. The City of Saginaw recognized this reality, yet this did not remove the state’s permit mandate to implement an asset management plan.
Instead of trying to implement a single asset management system, the City decided to do more with their existing systems and leave the enterprise integration of asset data to e.RIS. Working collaboratively, the City and Eramosa are developing a robust Asset Management Tool in e.RIS that provides a single access point to asset data stored in several assets systems and their geographic information system (GIS). The data from the source systems is then enhanced using calculations and analysis tools in e.RIS. The most appropriate assets can then selected for repair or replacement using City developed algorithms coded into e.RIS and grouped into projects and capital plans for action and approval.
The result will be a single source of valuable asset information leveraged from existing sources and enhanced through powerful tools in e.RIS.