February 5, 2018
By: Lyat Avidor Peleg
Precognize and OSIsoft sign a partnership agreement to enhance customer’s predictive maintenance exp
We are excited to announce that OSIsoft, a global leader in operational intelligence, and Precognize, the predictive maintenance software for the process industry, have signed a partnership agreement. Precognize will provide their own software application, which integrates and extends the PI System to provide additional functionality for customers. Initial collaborations at the field level have led to great enthusiasm of both parties.
OSIsoft is a manufacturer of application software for real-time data management, called the PI System. It provides an open infrastructure to connect sensor-based data, operations and people to enable real-time intelligence. Their main product, the PI System, enables businesses to capture sensor-based data across the enterprise to improve efficiency, sustainability, quality, and safety. It is one of the world’s most popular technologies for the Industrial IoT.
Precognize is a predictive maintenance software company for the process industry, including the chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas, and metallurgy sectors. Among its customers and partners are BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer, and GE. Precognize detects failures days to weeks in advance and provides early, accurate, and reliable alerts 3-4 times a week. It helps prevent shutdowns, lowers downtime to a minimum, and saves on maintenance costs. Analyzing the existing data of the plant, Precognize applies advanced machine learning and builds a model of the structure and behavior of the plant, based on the knowledge of the plant’s experts.
The main motivation behind such a partnership is to to create an integrated solution that leverages the power of OSIsoft AF and PI Vison and the capabilities of Precognize. PI Asset Framework (PI AF) is a single repository for asset-centric models, hierarchies, objects, and equipment. It integrates, contextualizes, refines, references, and further analyzes data from multiple sources, including one or more PI Data Archives and non-PI sources, such as external relational databases. Together, these metadata and time series data provide a detailed description of equipment or assets.
Precognize’s solution is available for customers collecting their data in the historian. Many of their customers use OSIsoft’s PI System as their historian. Thus, the motivation behind the partnership is obvious. Together they can offer the customer a comprehensive predictive maintenance experience, with additional applications and capabilities for PI System customers.
Chen Linchevski, Precognize’s CEO, states that “PI System is an amazing tool for collecting infinite amounts of data. We take this data and make sense out of it by automatically injecting the knowledge of the plants’ people into the data, thus helping plants to prevent costly shutdowns and cut down on maintenance costs”.
About OSIsoft, LLC.
OSIsoft, a global leader in operational intelligence, delivers an open enterprise infrastructure to connect sensor-based data, operations and people to enable real-time and actionable insights. As the maker of the PI System, OSIsoft empowers companies across a range of industries in activities such as exploration, extraction, production, generation, process and discrete manufacturing, distribution and services to leverage streaming data to optimize and enrich their businesses. For over thirty years, OSIsoft customers have embraced the PI System to deliver process, quality, energy, regulatory compliance, safety, security and asset health improvements across their operations. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft is a privately-held company, headquartered in San Leandro, California, U.S.A, with offices around the world.
OSIsoft, the OSIsoft logotype, and the PI System are registered trademarks of OSIsoft, LLC.
About Precognize, Inc.
Precognize is a predictive maintenance software company for heavy industrial systems with a unique approach to data. On top of machine learning, Precognize’s solution embeds the experts’ knowledge and experience in order to reach zero machine failure. Its ability to detect leakages, malfunctioning sensors, and operators’ mistakes enables Precognize to spot and alert equipment failures weeks to days in advance.
Among Precognize’s customers and partners are enterprises such as BASF, SMS, Bazan, OSIsoft and GE.
Precognize was founded by Chen Linchevski and Raanan Manor, who have been mastering the relationship between machines and data for many years.