TransCanada is a large natural gas transmission company that serves more than 20% of the U.S. natural gas market. The company relies on AVEVA’s PI System to monitor 31,000 miles of pipeline connected to high-demand U.S. markets. Predicting failures before they become catastrophic is vitally important to TransCanada. A cracked bearing or broken valve plate can escalate into multi-million dollar incidents without monitoring.
“It’s all about fixing little things before they become big things.”
Brendan Bell, Lead Technical-Reliability Consultant, TransCanada
- Detect anomalies with software algorithms to detect and address issues before they become failures.
- Monitoring 31,000 miles of pipeline for disruptions to avoid incidents, while supporting an equipment fleet that varies in age, sophistication, and digital connectivity.
The following AVEVA solution was implemented:
- The PI System
- $10.5M in failure-avoidance costs, with savings growing each year of the program.