OSIsoft to supply PI System to Metrix SETPOINT

  • June 11, 2014
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June 11, 2014 - Metrix SETPOINT entered into an OEM partnership agreement with OSIsoft, producer of the PI System.  SETPOINT CMS software will use OSIsoft’s PI System technology for its underlying real-time data infrastructure. The Metrix SETPOINT system uses the PI System to archive not only overall vibration trends, but also high-speed waveform data and 80ms fast trend data, eliminating the need for a separate, stand-alone condition monitoring software environment.  In addition to eliminating redundant infrastructure, this combination of real-time process data with all vibration data in the same system supports earlier diagnosis of equipment issues. As a result, companies will be able to better utilize assets, avoid unexpected failures, and reduce capital replacement costs. Combined, Metrix and OSIsoft represent over 75 years of experience delivering leading products to machinery-intensive industries such as Power Generation and Oil & Gas. SETPOINT hardware from Metrix collects and streams, high-speed, high-resolution data from any underlying vibration monitoring system for rotating and reciprocating machinery to the PI System. Standard PI System visualization tools can be used, such as PI ProcessBook and DataLink, along with the SETPOINT CMS display application that works with PI ProcessBook to support more advanced visualizations such as spectrum, orbit, time-base, shaft centerline, polar, and bode vibration plots. “The condition monitoring world has typically used a closed and proprietary software approach since its inception in the 1980s,” says Randall Chitwood, Metrix SETPOINT VP.  “This new approach changes all that.  Almost every customer we engage with already has the PI System in their facility. They are delighted to hear that they will now have an integrated solution that delivers condition-based monitoring without the need for a separate software infrastructure.  They can extend the PI System they already own to encompass their condition monitoring needs.”   “Efficient, reliable and safe operations require healthy equipment” said Martin Otterson OSIsoft Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Industry.  “Empowering plant personnel to get real time insights into the health of equipment allows organization to take a proactive versus a reactive approach to avoiding unnecessary failures and costs.” About Metrix Metrix Instrument Company is a leading supplier of machinery protection and condition monitoring products and services to industrial customers worldwide. Founded in 1965, Metrix was the first company to offer vibration transmitters, allowing vibration to be more easily integrated with existing plant control and monitoring systems accepting process measurement inputs via industry-standard 4-20mA signals. It built on this rich heritage by introducing its industry-leading SETPOINT product line in 2010 to further address critical machinery protection and condition monitoring applications.  The company does business in more than 50 countries worldwide and, in addition to its products, offers associated field services for machinery diagnostics, system installation and maintenance, and training.  A Roper Industries business, Metrix is headquartered in Houston, Texas.   Factory-direct sales and service offices are maintained in more than a dozen locations worldwide and augmented by a global network of qualified sales and service partners. About OSIsoft, LLC OSIsoft delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in over 110 countries, the OSIsoft PI System is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, facilities, and the process industries. This global installed base relies upon the OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing, and business data. The PI System enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks, comply with regulations, improve processes, drive innovation, make business decisions in real time, and to identify competitive business and market opportunities. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, LLC is headquartered in San Leandro, CA, with operations worldwide and is privately held.

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