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Tabreed deploys data analytics to improve district cooling

District cooling company Tabreed rolls out OSIsoft solution to monitor district cooling networks

Tabreed deploys data analytics to improve district cooling
Tabreed will use the PI System from OSIsoft to monitor its district cooling plants.

UAE district cooling company Tabreed has rolled out a data analytics solution which will help it to improve operations.

The National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed) has deployed an analytics solution from OSIsoft, which will integrate with plant systems to provide data-based operational intelligence. The ‘PI System' will monitor and analyse around 30,000 data streams from across Tabreed's plants.

Tabreed operates 74 district cooling plants across the region, which deliver over one million refrigeration tons to developments including 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 will track data including metrics such as real-time and historic power consumption, cooling energy production and equipment status. Data is analysed and presented in visual form, giving real time insight into operations which can be used to improve overall plant performance and reliability.

Tabreed personnel will also be able to use PI Vision, OSIsoft's visualization tool, to create dashboards which present data with greater clarity and across multiple devices.

"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."

"We're incredibly excited to be working with Tabreed, which has been a regional leader in demonstrating the power of district cooling," said J Patrick Kennedy, founder and CEO of OSIsoft. "Data is the one commodity in the world that gets more valuable the more people use it. In Tabreed's case, digital transformation can help improve the company's performance, enhance the comfort of its customers and ultimately benefit the greater community. We look forward to seeing what they accomplish."

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