2019 - PI World - San Francisco - Mining, Materials, Supply Chain
Barrick Gold Cortez Process Turns to Industrial IoT to Maximize Uptime of Its Critical Assets
Barrick Gold Corporation, the largest gold mining company globally, has recently positioned themselves as a leader in predictive maintenance and digital transformation. In 2018 the company implemented the Asset Reliability & Optimization (ARO) System from Petasense to improve asset reliability and overall uptime. Today, reliability engineers at Barrick Gold are able to continuously monitor their critical machines using wireless sensors and predictive analytics, focus on the deteriorating ones and gain real time insights into asset utilization on their intuitive mobile and web dashboards.
Barrick's maintenance department has been able to avert several failures. Going a step further, they bring Petasense vibration data into PI AF database. The PI values are also linked to Bentley APM, which is linked with their CMMS. With these integrations in place, work orders can be generated automatically in an alarm event. The integration with PI is critical to Barrick's digital transformation.
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Deb began her PI journey in February 2015 with Barrick Cortez as the PI Administrator. She has responsibility for creating the PI tags, troubleshooting interface or server issues, creating notifications, and assisting new employees getting PI installed and set up on their computers. She is also the trainer for PI Vision and PI AF.
Arun Santhebennur is the co-founder of Petasense. He brings more than 15 years of experience in building high-tech startups in the enterprise software space. Prior to starting Petasense, Santhebennur co-founded Resolvity, a leading provider of speech recognition software. He holds engineering and management degrees from IIT and IIM, India