National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed) is integrating data-based operational intelligence software across its network of district cooling plants to monitor, analyse and improve overall plant performance and reliability, making it the first district cooling company to do so, the firm said in a press statement.
Created by OSIsoft the PI System will process the data produced by Tabreed’s network of plants.
Tabreed now tracks approximately 30,000 data streams or ‘tags’, monitoring metrics such as real-time and historic power consumption, cooling energy production and equipment status.
Employees also use PI Vision, OSIsoft’s visualisation tool, to create dashboards which present data with greater clarity and across multiple devices.
Tabreed has 74 district cooling plants operational across the region, Tabreed currently delivers over one million refrigeration tons to key developments in the region including iconic infrastructure projects such as Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, Yas Island, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Metro, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and the Jabal Omar Development in the Holy City of Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“The PI System gives us real-time insight into our systems, which plays a key role in enhancing customer satisfaction and our services provided to them,” said Jean-Francois Chartrain, chief operating officer, Tabreed.
“This kind of immediate application of such world-class technology is the cornerstone of digital transformation and we hope to leverage technology like the PI System to predict equipment malfunctions and proactively enhance our operations. Data analytics solutions will increase our ability to deliver affordable and reliable chilled water to our customers.”