Implementation of AMI system for the Unipetrol RPA site

Unipetrol RPA, s.r.o. needed to unite and interlink its data on area, constructions, and infrastructure into one unified geographic information database. By implementing the AMI system, these data consolidation requirements were met, the property management decision-making process became more efficient, and investment costs were lowered.​

 

 

“The AMI information system is a necessary tool for efficient management of UNIPETROL company sites, relevant areas, and property. Its normal operation goes beyond the facility management department and it is considered to be one of the most important Unipetrol group information systems. Utilization of the AMI system is gradually increasing as more and more property management processes and needs across the companies are being implemented, namely those supporting security processes and utility structures management.”

Ing. Václav Novák,
Support Services Department Manager

 

Benefits

  • More efficient management of the entire company site
  • Lower investment costs and reduced costs for reconstruction, modernization, and repair
  • More efficient property management decision-making and improved utilization
  • Higher quality information allowed improved coordination of activities of various entities in the company area
  • Improved security and fire safety

 

Customer profile

Unipetrol RPA is a leading Czech petrochemical company supplying raw petrochemical products for further processing in chemistry and pharmaceutical industries. The company site is comprised of an extensive industrial zone with high building density and a large number of buildings, machinery, underground networks, and technology compounds. Site and infrastructure management is very demanding due to the interconnection of these components. 

Starting point

The original concept of property management based on a classic map of the manufacturing site was no longer sufficient and the need arose for unification of information about the area, buildings, and infrastructure, which were managed by diverse company departments or other entities. Due to a growing number of entities operating on the grounds of Unipetrol RPA, coordination of activities and property management considerably increased demands for high availability of quality information in the area of site planning activities.

Project outcome

The outcome of the project is a status overview of the property, which makes efficient utilization possible. Due to exact localization of objects and utility networks components, including specific description of their attributes, a more accurate and comprehensive topology documentation was achieved, including better property records. Site planning and support for investment activities preparations is now of higher quality. Site security and fire security are improved due to complete and more accurate required data about the managed objects and due to supported visualization of electric smoke detectors statuses.


our Solution

 

A comprehensive site information system (ISÚ) was created. The system was deployed and has been in operation since 1998 and was further developed over the following years. A large group of users was gradually given access to the data in the system thanks to web technologies. The system provides a means for keeping records of the entire company property, to plan its location, and assign it to employees. The managed elements can be assigned a status (in use, rented, ordered) and further detailed description (type, price, warranty period, parameters given by the manufacturer, etc.). It is possible to keep records about storage of hazardous materials and pollution of the environment.

AMI system modules intended specifically for property management support were used for the system. Tasks were implemented gradually – Building Passport, levels and room management, rentals, premises, area management, and a Communication Passport supporting road network, parking lots, and other utility areas management. Features supporting security and fire departments were created. Tasks were implemented in the Rozex system for data visualization of hazardous materials leakage that serve as a basis for the analysis of maximum possible impacts of potential accidents related to leakage of toxic or inflammable materials.

A system for localization and visualization of electric smoke detectors statuses or for tracking the location of fire engines using GPS navigation was also implemented. The graphic part of the technology was unified for the whole system on the Geomedia platform, including implementation of unified data storage in an Oracle database. Additionally, tasks supporting calculation processes and greater specification for monitoring the costs related to property utilization are being further developed.


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