Cogent offers technical expertise and a proven project execution methodology required to develop a fully integrated Operations Performance Management (OPM) System. We connect to the diverse sets of technologies within the infrastructure of your operation to access and manage plant-wide data and provide operational visibility using advanced analytics tools to help identify the root cause of issues and predict performance in real-time. In addition, we offer tools to manage enterprise-wide knowledge, track issues and collaborate utilizing industry leading platforms.
Our systems are designed to optimize the performance of plants by stabilizing the operation, improving availability and maintaining quality leading to improved Overall Operational Effectiveness while minimizing risks and per unit costs.
Industrial Data Management
> Process Historians
Extracting the value from all the data produced within an industrial operation or facility requires the right toolsets to produce and access meaningful information. Cogent offers expertise in the integration of process data from disparate real-time sources into process historians, and the effective deployment of all the tools to visualize and analyze this captured data. Cogent offers experience with all the major historian software companies. Our services are focused on proven methods to collect and cleanse data and provide a reliable data integration solution.
> Device Integration & Network Communications
Cogent’s staff offer extensive experience in industrial IT/OT systems. We know how to connect to all the diverse communication protocols on the plant floor enabling device connectivity to maximize the value of data. Our device integration services provide connections to a broad range of systems within the operation and IIOT solutions including PLCs, BMS, RTUs, DCSs, intelligent devices and controllers. Cogent has experience with most of the industrial networks/buses including: Ethernet/IP, Modbus/TCP, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Profibus, Profinet, Modbus, BACNet and others.
> Plant Operations Monitoring Systems
Many operations produce volumes of real-time or near real-time operational data that is often trapped in silos. Cogent develops tailored plant operations monitoring systems that provide insight into equipment health, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and process performance. Leveraging our monitoring solutions, clients are able to decrease process variability and unnecessary maintenance while increasing the reliability of assets and production quantity/quality.
> Facilities Monitoring Systems
Cogent offers tailored Facilities Monitoring Systems (FMS) that centralize all facility infrastructures monitoring to improve response times to abnormal events, decision support and dispatching of resources. Personnel are provided with quick access to information through a “single pane of glass,” allowing them to gain valuable insight into operational conditions and important issues.
> System Health Monitoring
The monitoring and diagnostics of your Balance of Plant (BOP) systems such as your power system, IT System, compressed air, HVAC, building fire alarm systems and other equipment health can improve your overall operational performance. Cogent’s health monitoring can trigger alarms for system operators when a problem occurs and identify hidden equipment performance issues. Our power monitoring solutions empower your personnel to reduce response time and more effectively manage issues.
> Alarm Rationalization
Today, we have too many alarms and too little alarm management. This presents significant risk to operations. Cogent offers services to provide an alarm rationalization program to benchmark current alarming systems and deliver a roadmap toward industry standards for alarm system improving operation safety and overall operator effectiveness.
> Operational Reporting
Cogent offer services to deploy reporting solutions designed to help plant measure down time, locate hidden inefficiencies of the plant, optimize maintenance intervals and increase the overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) availability of the plant. Our solutions support both automated and manual collection of data with reporting and automated email distribution along with notifications.
Industrial operations today produce large volumes of rich data that is all too often ignored. Cogent offers solutions to provide advanced analytical tools to gain valuable insight into this data where conventional time-series tools fail to see patterns. Using these advanced analytical tools allows clients to discover and extra more value from this data to improve production, variability, reliability and safety.
Collaborative Continuous Improvement
> Knowledge Management
Having a central repository for information that is searchable and contains both legacy and new documents is critical for industrial operations. With the aging demographic, capturing lessons learned and easily finding information is a must for new employees. Cogent offers solutions to manage knowledge and collaborate throughout the operations.
> Issue Tracking
Tracking operational issues from initiation to completion is often managed through a series of spreadsheets that leads to version control issues and file management headaches. Cogent offers centrally managed web-based issue tracking systems that manage issues from “cradle to grave” with full traceability, accountability and notification on status throughout the life of an issue. This allows the entire operations to manage issues in a standard way within the organization that is easily searchable and ensures accountability throughout the organization.
Predictive Performance Management
> Equipment Condition Monitoring
Implementing condition-based monitoring increases the reliability of assets. Timely work orders can be generated to provide maintenance and reliability engineers with the information they need for planning maintenance activities. Cogent offers professional services to design, implement and deploy monitoring systems that collect condition based data and integrate this with maintenance system workflows.
> Data Modeling & Prediction
With the volumes of data being produced today in operations, extracting value from this can provide a competitive advantage. Cogent offers solutions that provide the tools and services to implement platforms that can provide insight into data, model systems and provide predictions based on historical data. Getting early predictions on system performance, improves safety, efficiency and the bottom line.
Cogent was selected not only for their systems integration expertise, but also because of their willingness to work closely with us to bring our operations to the next level of performance.”
– Satisfied Client, Biomass Industry