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Application software design and development

When your application needs are unique to your business processes, then we can design and develop software to meet your exact requirements. Our specialization is in harnessing real-time process data and its associated context to build applications to solve technical problems, or to systematize work flow processes. We have particular expertise in building applications native to the PI System from OSIsoft (on-premise and in the cloud), making use of their one-of-a-kind asset framework technology.

KBC: Examples of our software design and development

Example applications built by KBC include:

  • A WITSML-PI interface to translate the depth-based syntax of a typical oil well drilling system to the time-based syntax of a typical historian (in this case the OSIsoft PI system). The application allowed the customer to manage the full lifecycle of the well from discovery through end of production in a single software environment.
  • A suite of tools to enable end users at a large integrated public utility to manage their business – generation, training and development, planning, asset health and safety – in one central environment. This was achieved despite an explosion of data from a newly installed environmental management system and advanced grid technologies. The customer achieved reductions in the time taken to troubleshoot faults, fewer outages and improvements in situational awareness.
  • A performance-monitoring tool that generated and synchronized asset data models directly from Petro-SIM process models. In doing so, we were able to identify relationships between actual and simulated data, greatly reducing the effort needed to create and maintain models and ensuring consistency in structure and naming conventions across plants.

We have particular expertise in building applications native to the OSIsoft PI System (on premise and in the cloud), making use of their one-of-a-kind asset framework technology.

RELATED CASE STUDY

GOSP energy benchmarking and opportunity identification

After an energy assessment at a Gas Oil Separation Plant (GOSP) by a major national integrated oil company, KBC was appointed to carry out an energy benchmarking and opportunity identification project.

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Other software services

Simulation modeling software

KBC’s simulation modeling software is designed to enable you to build your own models easily. Our industry and software experts are available to help too, and can assist with design and calibration of models and assistance with plant test runs.

Application implementation

Whether we use a KBC software product, a custom-built application or a third-party product, our experts can help with all aspects of implementation: system architecture, software installation and application configuration.

Software support and maintenance

Our support and maintenance services ensure software is consistently delivering superior results. It includes enhancements to software products in the form of updates, upgrades and major road map developments, and our global help desk.

Software training

Training is offered with all KBC software solutions. Customers can sign up for any of our regularly scheduled classes or may request a class dedicated to your specific company and product needs. Additionally, web-based self-directed training is available through our dedicated YouTube channel.

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