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Improved efficiency using operational data and insights from AVEVA's PI System and Unified Operation Center

Nutrien is a Canadian fertilizer company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It is the largest producer of potash and the third largest producer of nitrogen fertilizers in the world. It has more than 2,000 retail locations in North America, South America and Australia and has more than 23,500 employees. It is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol NTR) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol NTR), with a market capitalization of $34 billion as of January 2018.

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Goals

  • Install a centralized source of operations data across all sites.
  • Standardize and contextualize data throughout the company.
  • Use real-time data to proactively address anomalies and predict trends.


Challenges

  • A lot of site-specific trading data from two recently merged companies, but no single source of truth.
  • Before merging, both companies used different data management systems.
  • Critical operations were based almost exclusively on historical information.


Solutions

  • AVEVA™ Unified Operations Center
  • AVEVA™ PI System


Results

  • A tag name for the entire enterprise system, which is based on Framework assets, standardizing data into a unified asset hierarchy.
  • When one site discovers an effective scanning tool, other sites immediately have access to it.
  • Numerous data based improvements save Nutrien 3.5 million dollars a year.




"PI System has always been able to obtain data from virtually any control system that has been put into the field in the last 40 years."

Heather Quale, Presidente de Mera Group



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