GE and Accenture: Intelligent Pipeline Solution Video transcript Brian Palmer President & CEO, GE Measurement & Control The pipeline industry is one that I think faces a number of challenges. You know, globally, there are over two million miles of pipeline. Fifty percent of the pipelines out there are 25 years or older. So the industry’s facing an infrastructure challenge of aging resources, aging infrastructure. Jeff Miers Managing Director, North America Energy, Accenture The second set of challenges really relates to growth in the industry. Because of the expansion of production from shale gas, there’s now a requirement to build out new infrastructure that didn’t exist before. Matt Fahnestock Vice President, IT Service Delivery, Columbia Pipeline Group In the pipeline industry, we’ve got an incredible amount of data in our asset intensive business. We have inline inspection data. We have SCADA data. We have planning data coming in, risks factors, external factors. We need to be able to pull all this together in a solution that our business can use and run their operations with. Brian Palmer There are companies who can do big data acquisition and analysis. There are companies that can provide sensors and monitoring. GE’s uniquely positioned to be able to combine those two capabilities and use a domain knowledge around the oil and gas industry and the pipeline industry and Accenture brings a terrific set of skills on how do you integrate that with a customer’s business operations? Because it’s one thing to gather the data and provide decision support, it’s yet another thing to drive a change in how the customer operates. Matt Fahnestock The Intelligent Pipeline Solution is a change in the way we do business fundamentally. We TM leverage the Predix platform from General Electric to basically consolidate and integrate all of our sources of data in a very easy to understand format that helps us make better planning decisions, better execution decisions. Matt Parks Direct of Integrity, Columbia Pipeline Group The Intelligent Pipeline Solution is just a way for us to take the next step in risk awareness that allows us to identify a threat that may be elevating a risk, that allows us to run theoretical, capital or mitigative scenarios to see what the value yield of that action’s going to be. Matt Fahnestock Part of what our customers like to see is us being proactive at GE and Accenture Confidential Information Copyright ©2014 General Electric and Accenture Intelligent Pipeline Solution, A GE and Accenture Alliance managing our system and making improvements to our system in terms of throughput, reliability and availability. It improves our maintenance, it improves our prioritization, we’re more efficient in doing it. Shawn Patterson President of Operations and Project Delivery, Columbia Pipeline Group The Intelligent Pipeline Solution allows you to take a global look at all your assets and where are your biggest risks on a day in and day out basis. So it allows me, as an integrity engineer, looking at the system to make proactive data-driven decisions. Brian Palmer The Intelligent Pipeline Solution is one of the best examples of Industrial Internet; of applying information data from machines, from assets into operating improvements. Jeff Miers We’re at the very beginning of the evolution of the pipeline industry globally. We’re now seeing the digitization of the industry where data, quality of data, availability of data and timeliness of analytics will be just as important to the safe operation of assets as the condition of the assets themselves. We believe that the Intelligent Pipeline Solution will be a critical aspect of the modernization of the industry.
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