High cost and operational complexity hinders digital transformation for industries that rely heavily on physical assets - often utilizing closed and proprietary protocols for data extraction.
DDC is a multi-platform and lightweight middleware used to capture highly valuable operational data that is trapped inside machines, devices and appliances from complex, often transient and/or legacy data sources. This kind of data ends up being mostly unexplored as there are no easy and convenient methods of access.
Founded in 1929, CEPSA was the first Spanish private oil company. With its headquarters located in Madrid (Spain), it is owned 100% by the company Mubadala Investment Company (IPIC investment fund) of the United Arab Emirates.
CEPSA is an integrated energy company that is present in all phases of the oil value chain: Exploration and Production of oil and gas, Refining, Transportation and Marketing of oil derivatives and natural gas.
It is precisely in the Refining part that Datumize started to add value to CEPSA. The company, which has been focused on the deployment of its digital transformation strategy since 2017, had identified as a key challenge for its success the ability to collect all the data generated in the plant. But they encountered technical difficulties and the high cost of accessing certain data owned by machine manufacturers and kept in silos of closed/proprietary systems.
CEPSA Digital Transformation leadership noticed that Datumize technology could be a simple, affordable and flexible alternative to collect data that they couldn’t gather with their current toolset. In 2018, a successful pilot project was carried out in one of its refining plants in Tenerife (Spain). Currently, the project has expanded into other areas of the company.