Mining responsibly & sustainably: BHP's environmental monitoring solution using PI System & GIS
Manufacturing; Mining & Metals; Pulp & Paper
BHP must demonstrate environmental responsibility by minimising impacts and contributing to an enduring environmental legacy throughout every stage of its operations. This involves taking a wide range of measurements, identifying trends over time, and raising events if defined tolerances are exceeded.

BHP has used OSI PI Asset Framework, PI Integrator and developer tools to:
- Standardise the storage for environmental data from 35 BHP operational sites across Australia:
- Measurements from 300 devices are loaded via UFL (dust and weather stations, dam loggers, river flow meters, etc)
- Data from four laboratories (over 11,000 sample points) is loaded via PI Web API
- PI SDK Data load forms capture inputs for greenhouse gas and water use reporting
- Implement standard AF templates defining data structures, calculations and event rules
- Enable data to viewed and analyzed
- Geospatially using PI ArcGIS Integrator
- Graphically using PI RTQP and Spotfire Integrator
- Trended over time in PI
Richard Brace - BHP
Jennissa Yutraya - BHP