Transport Platform - Serving the Energy Data Management
The challenge for EWZ was to design the processes so that they could be traced easily and meet the standards for handling exchange processes in line with the market such as automation of bulk data exchange and exchange processes as well as their implementation according to the SDAT and MC-CH industry documents, integration of the very heterogeneous IT landscape, and no in-house development but a tried and tested standard product.
BoschBosch is an industry leader in automobile and industrial equipment, as well as consumer goods and building systems. Bosch operates via 440 subsidiaries in 60 countries; its core lines include mobility (auto) systems, from diesel/hybrid drive to steering, starter motors and generators, electronics, and brakes.Year founded: 1886Revenue: $58.7 billion (2014)Portfolio Companies:- Bosch Software Innovations- Rexroth- Deepfield Robotics- Escrypt- ProSyst
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- USE CASES
Process Control & OptimizationProcess control and optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints. The PCO market is being driven by rising demand for energy-efficient production processes, safety and security concerns, and the development of IoT systems that can reliably predict process deviations. Fundamentally, there are three parameters that can be adjusted to affect optimal performance. - Equipment optimization: The first step is to verify that the existing equipment is being used to its fullest advantage by examining operating data to identify equipment bottlenecks. - Operating procedures: Operating procedures may vary widely from person-to-person or from shift-to-shift. Automation of the plant can help significantly. But automation will be of no help if the operators take control and run the plant in manual. - Control optimization: In a typical processing plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery, there are hundreds or even thousands of control loops. Each control loop is responsible for controlling one part of the process, such as maintaining a temperature, level, or flow. If the control loop is not properly designed and tuned, the process runs below its optimum. The process will be more expensive to operate, and equipment will wear out prematurely. For each control loop to run optimally, identification of sensor, valve, and tuning problems is important. It has been well documented that over 35% of control loops typically have problems. The process of continuously monitoring and optimizing the entire plant is sometimes called performance supervision.
EWZ is one of the few companies that produces, handles, transports and distributes energy in the city of Zurich, with more than 900 employees.
inubit provides automation of the metering and scheduling data transport as per SDAT via FTP, backup with e-mail communication, integration of the energy data management and energy industry systems, and use of the preconfigured “ebIX LW” for supplier changes. Software Components - inubit Business Process Management (BPM)
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Connectivity Status, Energy Consumption Rate, Energy Production, Operation Performance
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- SOLUTION MATURITY
Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Efficiency Improvement - Labor]
inubit's fast implementation of changes to the system environment and its ease-of-use allowed EWZ to save time and personnel costs for operating the system.
Impact #2 [Data Management - Data Analysis]
inubit solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis.
Impact #3 [Data Management - Data Availability]
Availability has been increased further by ensuring that the data is transferred smoothly without any manual intervention, even if an FTP server fails.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
EWZ bundles more than 600 data exchange processes every day and a further increase is to be expected.