Servelec Controls presents its RtIS solutions to the Topsides UK 2018 Conference

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018

Demonstrating the company’s expertise and sharing its innovative solutions with clients and industry influencers alike, Servelec Controls presented its Real-time Information Systems to the prestigious Topsides UK conference in Aberdeen last week (15 May 2018).

Topsides UK 2018 took place at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre and provided a technical conference and exhibition for operators and supply chain to share learnings and best practices; encouraging discussion on how to balance efficiency, integrity and investment.

Servelec’s presentation was the first in a series of ‘Techbyte’ five minute presentations designed to provoke thought and discussions amongst the delegates. Business Development Manager Ben Pomfret gave the packed audience an insight into how Servelec Controls’ talented Real-time Information Systems (RtIS) Engineers use the OSIsoft PI System to provide secure process monitoring of upstream remote operations to bring tangible benefits to clients.


The OSIsoft PI System collects and analyses data from multiple sources and translates it into a uniform structure in real-time. This means that timely and accurate plant information can be delivered to the right people at the right time, enabling them to make informed and timely decisions for the greatest business benefit in areas such as operations, process engineering, maintenance and quality.

Highly configurable, the OSIsoft system enables the development of customised solutions to allow clients to monitor, analyse, automate and optimise their operations. Our Aberdeen engineers have been working with the OSIsoft PI System for 20 years and their expertise has earnt Servelec Controls OSIsoft Select Partner status: the company now has more than 50% of all accredited installation engineers in the UK.

Implementation Challenges

Ben said: “It was a great pleasure to share our experience of Real Time Information Systems amongst users and to demonstrate how to really add value. The OSIsoft PI System can be tailored to meet operators’ needs to enable them to make the most informed and therefore optimum decisions about their operations and it was interesting to cover some of the challenges that we all face on a day-to-day basis around accessing and analysing data en masse. We looked at pulling a wide range of data from multiple data sources, and how as not just a system integrator but a Select Partner, Servelec can help consolidate this into a unified central system that can provide a reduction in costs thanks to improved efficiencies. This is an in depth topic which hard to cover in five minutes, but I believe we managed to provide a good overview to get people thinking. Servelec Controls would welcome any further questions raised from the event and be more than happy to discuss in further detail.”

Additional Content

Find out more:

Click here for more information about Real-time Information Systems (RtIS), here for an in-depth look at how Servelec Controls saved one client $9m in lost revenue and 24 days downtime on two pieces of equipment, or Contact Us for any specific queries as to how Servelec can help your business.

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