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Datum360 Connected Data Workshops Australia

27.11.20 News & Events

Nigel Newbury – Managing Director (Datum360 Pty Ltd)

In October, we were excited to hold our much anticipated, in-person, Connected Data Workshops in Perth and Brisbane.

Whilst I led the Brisbane event, Alex Stanojevic, from FutureAim (Datum360 Australia Partner), led the Perth event.

With presentations from BHP, OZ Minerals, South32 Worsley Alumina and Datum360, we shared a broad spread of the information management journey from:

  • specification and governance of corporate BHP asset information requirements,
  • through to project information capture with hyper-efficient handover to operations for the Carrapateena asset (including the population of SAP and alignment with the OZ Minerals ISO55000 vision), and
  • finally, reverse engineering of a brownfield scenario at South32 Worsley to support safer, more efficient operations.

Zen Morgan from BHP opened the session. Zen is a key team member of BHP’s global Engineering Information Management (EIM) initiative to improve their document-centric EIM capability and shift towards a more data-centric EIM capability.

      His presentation focused on the challenges and benefits of delivering a consolidated global class library across multiple assets, using CLS360 from the Datum360 Connected Data Platform. He shared BHP’s approach to providing a consistent standard for all assets and ensuring the correct framework is in place prior to configuration. This includes addressing all information requirements and outputs with appropriate automation and reporting to put excellent foundations in place for ongoing governance.

      Photo: Zen Morgan, BHP (left) and Alex Stanojevic, FutureAim (right) at the Perth event

      Next up was Steve Wilson, Datum360 CEO, joining the event virtually, from the UK. Steve shared insights into the ways Datum360 are helping businesses to rapidly deploy, connect, and share engineering and asset data between multiple applications.

      The Datum360 Connected Data Platform was demonstrated, highlighting the speed of deployment, the use of configuration, the ease of data in / data out and the powerful APIs that allow external systems to interface intelligently.

      Steve highlighted the importance of a trusted data backbone as a requirement for a digital twin and how the Datum360 Connected Data Platform provides a data backbone that truly works for BIM.

      Steve Wilson, Datum360 CEO, joining virtually from the UK

      Adrian Stanley of OZ Minerals presented third. He is the Superintendent of Asset Management at OZ Minerals. Adrian’s presentation focussed on Building the Asset Management Information System at the newly constructed Carrapateena mine in Southern Australia.

      His presentation included a demonstration of how OZ Minerals are using Datum360’s Connected Data Platform with PIM360 as a central role in their system architecture and the application of ISO 55000 to provide guidelines on how they structure their systems and information management.

      One of the key outcomes highlighted by Adrian was that as a result of having the right Asset Management Information System in place (with a trusted backbone for data & documents), trust was improved for engineers so they could then make informed decisions, faster, with confidence.

      The final presentation of the morning came from Terry Preston of South32 Worsley Alumina Refinery. Terry’s presentation focused on how the business implemented a new Engineering Data Warehouse (EDW).

      The key purposes of the South32 EDW is to support the teams, improve safety, plant stability & reliability as well as improving team morale and engagement. They needed one single source of trusted information. The project tag line is 'Better than Being There!'
      With Datum360’s Connected Data Platform implemented as the South32 EDW, Terry shared examples of ‘real world’ scenarios to demonstrate the benefits of using fast, secure access to engineering data to encourage user engagement with data in the field.

      Using an example of an Electrical distribution systems Motor Control Centre (MCC), Terry showed how all the information about the motors the MCC controls, including data sheet information, location information (point cloud & photogrammetry data viewed in Faro Scene), electrical drawings is available from the Datum360 Connected Data Platform, saving hours that engineers would have previously had to spend looking for the same information.

      The Brisbane Workshop

      We would like to thank our speakers for their excellent presentations in both Perth and Brisbane. The feedback from the events was very positive due to the demonstrations of successfully deployed projects.

      Most of us like to be Connected. We are also grateful to all of the people who came along to the workshops, after a long period of ‘virtual-only’ events, there was a definite appreciation of being able to meet in person in a safe environment.

      Q&A at the Brisbane Workshop

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