Drax immediately saw benefits after implementing dataPARC as a data management and sharing solution. All personnel at Drax now have access to essential data from COO to operator.
Results included the following:
- Superior root cause analysis, tracking data to the event.
- All users from operators to the COO could view and share information simultaneously.
- Management of OEE became easier with the ability to be more proactive.
- Complete adoption and buy in of dataPARC tool by all relevant employees.
- Fast and efficient historian.
- Notifications for out of spec equipment and processes.
- Transformation of morning meetings run on effective displays built in PARCdesigner.
- Connection of data from all Drax plants around the world.
- Useful data modeling from "forest to furnace."
- Remote access to the data was beneficial especially during COVID when staff was out up to six weeks.