The Viridis Energy & Sustainability Platform and The Learning Steel Plant

Submitted by Marcelo Kelles on Wed, 01/06/2021 - 17:01
The Viridis Energy and Sustainability Platform is a new and fundamental addition to the Learning Steel Plant, SMS Group’s vision that will revolutionize big industries’ scenarios production and prevision

Technology trends in energy and utilities management

Submitted by Mariane Gonçalves on Thu, 07/05/2018 - 21:50
Understand how the digital transformation is revolutionizing the market and what are the major technology trends in energy and utilities management.

The Viridis platform is extensively based on the concepts of the Internet of Things, Big Data, and Industry 4.0, as it is capable of capturing, storing and processing large volumes of data on the consumption of energy and utilities of any operational unit, whether a specific machine or a production process as a whole. These data, combined with information about the context in which they were recorded (production plans, process variables, operational parameters, among others), makes possible, using the techniques of Machine Learning, the construction of predictive models that are combined to create a digital representation of that asset – a digital twin. The large integration capacity of the platform facilitates the capture of relevant data, while its modeling and visualization capabilities make the use, interpretation, and evolution of digital twins easy, resulting in significant value creation for our clients. Click here to learn more about our solutions.  


5 Reasons to use a cloud-based energy and utilities management system

Submitted by Júlia Assis on Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:19
See five relevant reasons to use a cloud-based energy and utilities management system.

Viridis offers a cloud-based commissioning model using Cloud Computing environments, with the option of public or private cloud environments. There is also the option of using the environment contracted by the client from their current cloud providers. In both cases, data communication with the sites is performed by the Viridis IoT Gateway, a technology developed by Viridis exclusively to provide bi-directional integration in real time with multiple local systems, in addition to performing edge analytics. Commissioning in the cloud offers federated authentication, public or private cloud, and encryption, among other features to provide the highest level of trust and security. Click here to learn more about our solutions. 


The role of digital twins in energy and utilities management

Submitted by Victor de Souza on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:45
Understand how the creation of digital twins can help reduce operating costs and improve the efficiency of processes in industry.

The Viridis platform is extensively based on the concepts of the Internet of Things, Big Data, and Industry 4.0, as it is capable of capturing, storing and processing large volumes of data on the consumption of energy and utilities of any operational unit, whether a specific machine or a production process as a whole. These data, combined with information about the context in which they were recorded (production plans, process variables, operational parameters, among others), makes possible, using the techniques of Machine Learning, the construction of predictive models that are combined to create a digital representation of that asset – a digital twin. The large integration capacity of the platform facilitates the capture of relevant data, while its modeling and visualization capabilities make the use, interpretation, and evolution of digital twins easy, resulting in significant value creation for our clients.


Energy and utilities management: how to adapt to an ever-changing environment

Submitted by Ricardo Giacomin on Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:33
The business environment has been changing rapidly and profoundly in recent years. These changes are the result of a much more challenging competitive environment, continued pressure for increased operating performance, economic crises, tougher regulatory and corporate governance issues, more rigid regulatory and governance requirements, and closer integration into the value chain, among other causes.

The Viridis system has a built-in BPM tool that is integrated with all its modules. The Viridis BPM tool allows each company to define how they should execute the processes of costing, forecasting, budget management, contract management, performance management, and many others. In addition, it provides metrics of execution of all processes, allowing greater visibility and continuous improvement of managerial workflows. Click here and read more about Viridis's Products. 


Energy and Utilities Cost Accounting - Part 2

Submitted by Thiago Turchetti Maia on Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:43
Good rules are the foundation for good cost accounting. Costing rules determine how the continuous consumption of energy and utilities, ideally measured by a network of meters, will translate into accounting transactions in cost centers. As with most things in management, good rules contribute to accountability, accuracy, and transparency, whereas bad rules do just the opposite. Good rules will try to employ direct costing as much as possible, creating a direct association between the consumption measured by meters in specific parts of the operation to the values registered in their corresponding cost centers.

The Viridis platform manages the whole cost accounting discipline, from meters to uploaded transactions in ERP systems. It supports direct and indirect costing rules from multiple sources, and provides managers with cost tracking resources to further enhance transparency and accountability.


Energy and Utilities Cost Accounting - Part 1

Submitted by Thiago Turchetti Maia on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 16:13
Most cost-sensitive operations dedicate leadership time and effort to properly manage their costs. When done right, managers feel the pressure to cut costs right down to their own individual bottom line, and strive to improve the economic performance of the operations they are responsible for. When done wrong, that is, when costs are not properly assigned nor results diligently commanded, costs become a lesser priority to the organization with the inevitable ensuing consequences.

The Viridis platform handles all data management necessary for proper cost accounting, automating the whole workflow from meters and costing rules to indicators and accounting transactions. The Viridis costing module integrates directly with ERP systems, improving process accuracy, timeliness, transparency, and agility.


How data lakes may help energy & utilities management

Submitted by Carina Lima on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:07
Storing and processing large volumes of data is not a trivial task, especially when this information comes from multiple sources and is received in different formats. Different types of data, when combined, have the potential to influence strategic analyses and decision making, but they must be gathered and processed with agility and reliability.

The Viridis platform explores the concept of a data lake to combine time series sampled in real time with transactional data from management systems. To deal with large volumes of data, the system has a high-performance data historian with efficient storage and response times, capable of holding thousands of time series for many years. All this measurement data is combined with data from legacy systems such as ledger transactions, production orders, maintenance orders, laboratory data, among others. The system automatically correlates multiple types of data, temporal and transactional, allowing disruptive views on energy performance and operational efficiency.


The revolution of industrial systems and the collapse of a pyramid

Submitted by Ricardo Giacomin on Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:14
Industrial companies are now at the start of a revolution. The framework of new technologies that drive the so-called Industry 4.0 movement, including the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, and big data, promote the development of new solutions that do not adhere to the classical hierarchical structure outlined above. On the contrary, they demand a more flexible, free perspective, without fixed integrations nor closed systems.