Training Catalog

Objective
To acquire the Sigmafine skills needed to run reconciliation models effectively.
Audience
This course is a basic introduction to Sigmafine and is mandatory for all users. It is a pre-requisite to more advanced topics.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Data Reconciliation basics
  • Architectural overview
  • Asset Framework basics
  • How data inputs are received from the various systems
  • How data flows in/out of Sigmafine
  • Gross error detection
  • Running a reconciliation
  • Analyzing reconciliation and understanding imbalances
  • Finalizing reconciliation
  • Publishing results for reports using Sigmafine SQL Access
  • Using the client tools required to run a reconciliation: Sigmafine Modeler Add-In, PI System Explorer, Sigmafine Data Importer, Sigmafine Excel Add-in, and Sigmafine Advanced Diagnostics Add-in
  • Best practices for Mass/Volume Balance

Prerequisites
An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site.
Fee

  • Private – $ 6,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 1,200 per student

Deliverables

  • Course presentation, training exercises and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks

  • Sigmafine superusers who act as in-house trainers may also participate in this class. Ask us about this option

Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-USE
Duration
2 Days
Fact Sheet
Using Sigmafine Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
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Objective
To develop Sigmafine model building skills including learning best practices for model building, modification and maintenance.
Audience
Sigmafine users responsible for creating and maintaining models in order to expand the scope of a Sigmafine model or create new ones.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Using a standard library to create a Database
  • Creating/deleting elements in the Database
  • Adding/removing elements and connections from the model
  • Configuring attributes of templates/elements
  • Using PI Builder to create elements/connections and modify configurations in bulk
  • Working with model displays (labels, icons, etc.)
  • Using the client tools required to build models: Sigmafine Modeler Add-In, PI System Explorer, and PI Builder
  • Best practices for the model building process

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 6,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 1,200 per student

Deliverables

  • Course presentation, training exercises and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks

  • This class is usually taught in conjunction with the course Using Sigmafine during a new Sigmafine implementation or alone in the context of a Sigmafine expansion. It is relevant to building models from raw data and maintaining models.

Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-MOD
Duration
2 days
Fact Sheet
Sigmafine Model Building Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Objective
To manage and administer your company’s Sigmafine system, monitor the health of the system, and take preventive and corrective actions as needed. In addition, you will learn to implement periodic upgrades and new releases and become familiar with support procedures.
Audience
Individuals responsible for the performance, access, uptime and integrity of the Sigmafine system.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Sigmafine architecture and software layers
  • Basic operations principles
  • Installation and the upgrade/patching process
  • Disaster recovery, backup and restore strategies and options for the:
    • Sigmafine application server
    • SQL Server database
  • Import/export utilities for backup and restore for SQL Server, graphical displays, etc.
  • Porting procedures between staging and production environments
  • Configuration management:
    • Library elements: database, elements, templates and tables
    • Analysis elements: models, analysis and cases
    • Bulk configuration options using Excel Add-in and XML files
    • Security administration
  • System and database maintenance tasks and schedules
    • System health check and monitoring
    • Logs review
    • Performance indicators
    • SQL Server database management and truncation
    • Rebuilding Sigmafine database indexes

Prerequisites

  • IT-related experience and familiarity with the administrative rights for your company’s IT infrastructure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft SQL Server architecture and administration as well as Microsoft Windows Server administration
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 6,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 1,200 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Course ID

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-SYS
Fact Sheet
Sigmafine System Management Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Objective
To develop the skills required to make effective use of Sigmafine components such as Composition Tracking, Component Balance and Sigmafine extensions like the Thermodynamic Library, Psychrometric, LNG calculations, etc.
Audience
Sigmafine users who are domain experts in certain areas of data management and processing such as: energy management, production allocation, blending, etc.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Configuring and using advanced Sigmafine functionalities, such as Composition Tracking, Component Balance and Sigmafine extensions such as the Thermodynamic Library, Psychrometric, LNG calculations to develop advanced applications
  • Configuring and using specific data references and analysis
  • Interpreting Sigmafine results

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site
  • Experience in the domain area of the advanced topic
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 3,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 600 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks

  • In this class, a single advanced topic is presented each day. We can develop a training curriculum which is comprised of relevant advanced topics and deliver the class in 2 or 3 consecutive days. Onsite training requires a minimum commitment of 2 training days.

Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-ADV
Duration
1 day
Fact Sheet
Advanced Sigmafine Topics Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Objective
To become familiar with the Sigmafine data schema in order to use SQL reporting tools to create reports from Sigmafine data. These reports are typically used for enterprise-wide publishing and distribution.
Audience
IT professionals responsible for report building and reporting services
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • How the Sigmafine relational database is structured
  • Understanding the relationship between tables and data and identifying the correct tables to store certain information
  • How to build procedures and functions to present Sigmafine data efficiently

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the report-building needs related to Sigmafine at your site
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)
  • Proficiency in SQL and relevant reporting services (Crystal Reporting, SSRS, etc.)

Fee

  • Private – $ 3,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 600 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks
This class may be tailored to the specific reporting tool or system your company uses. Contact us to confirm that we support your reporting tool. Onsite training requires a minimum commitment of 2 training days
Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-REP
Duration
1 day
Fact Sheet
Sigmafine Report Building Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Objective
To develop the basic skills and knowledge required to use Sigmafine IF (Integration Framework), which integrates the Sigmafine system with your organization’s technical environment.
Audience
IT professionals or Sigmafine specialists who are responsible for the integration of Sigmafine into the IT infrastructure of the company, whether it pertains to inputting data to run reconciliations or publishing of reconciled data to business systems.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Referencing external data inside Sigmafine or PI-AF
  • Exporting PI-AF data and Sigmafine results to any kind of third-party system
  • Posting PI-AF data and Sigmafine results to SAP
  • Carrying out bi-directional asset synchronization with third-party systems and enterprise repositories
  • Analyzing the data integration needs to determine the best approach and implement IF accordingly
    • Collecting vs. referencing
    • Manually triggered vs. automatic/unattended
    • Daily/Batch vs. real-time
    • Direct integration vs. text file exchange
    • Data presentation vs. publishing
  • Exposing PI-AF and Sigmafine results data in SOA environment, including already-built business views

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site
  • Proficiency in the basic methods used to exchange data with typical target systems (Historian, ERP’s, etc., Tank Farm System, etc.)
  • Proficiency in SQL and .NET languages (mainly C#) and technologies
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)
  • Administering Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-ADM– 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 6,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 1,200 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks
N/A
Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-IF
Duration
2 days
Fact Sheet
Sigmafine System Integration Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Objective
To learn how to use the Sigmafine application called IMM (Intelligent Movement Management) for tracking material movements, and monitoring inventories and attributes (qualities, properties, etc.).
Audience
Planning and scheduling staff responsible for tracking, analyzing and reporting inventories, shipments and receipts at their sites in order to improve material movement operations.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Using IMM to declare, modify and change the status of material movements throughout their life cycles
  • Defining routing paths for material movements
  • Calculating reconciled material movement quantities using the transfer calculation extension
  • Using IMM to manage inventories, change their status and attributes, and retrieve tank details and trends
  • Using the tank monitoring extension to verify the consistency status of material inventories and movements
  • Configuring analyzers and using the tank qualities extension to estimate material qualities in a tank
  • Configuring security policies for IMM users
  • Using the recalculate function of IMM to rerun previous cases

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 6,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 1,200 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks
This class is also available to Sigmafine superusers who act as in-house trainers. Ask us about this option
Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-IMM
Duration
2 Days
Fact Sheet
Advanced Material Movement Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Objective
To develop the skills required to effectively use the Sigmafine Thermodynamic Package extension and run energy balances.
Audience
Users with consolidated Sigmafine experience who have knowledge of thermodynamics calculations and energy balance.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Configuring and using the Sigmafine Thermodynamic Package extension to develop advanced thermodynamic calculations
  • Configuring and running Energy Balance analysis
  • Best practices to analyze Sigmafine results

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site
  • Experience in the domain area of the advanced topic
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)
  • Sigmafine Model Building class (SF-SERV-TR-MOD – 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 3,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 600 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks

  • The energy balance course is considered an Advanced Sigmafine Topic. Onsite training requires a minimum commitment of 2 training days. We can develop a training curriculum which is comprised of relevant advanced topics and deliver the class in 2 or 3 consecutive days.

Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-THE
Duration
1 day
Fact Sheet
Energy Balance Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Using Sigmafine
Objective
To acquire the Sigmafine skills needed to run reconciliation models effectively.
Audience
This course is a basic introduction to Sigmafine and is mandatory for all users. It is a pre-requisite to more advanced topics.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Data Reconciliation basics
  • Architectural overview
  • Asset Framework basics
  • How data inputs are received from the various systems
  • How data flows in/out of Sigmafine
  • Gross error detection
  • Running a reconciliation
  • Analyzing reconciliation and understanding imbalances
  • Finalizing reconciliation
  • Publishing results for reports using Sigmafine SQL Access
  • Using the client tools required to run a reconciliation: Sigmafine Modeler Add-In, PI System Explorer, Sigmafine Data Importer, Sigmafine Excel Add-in, and Sigmafine Advanced Diagnostics Add-in
  • Best practices for Mass/Volume Balance

Prerequisites
An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site.
Fee

  • Private – $ 6,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 1,200 per student

Deliverables

  • Course presentation, training exercises and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks

  • Sigmafine superusers who act as in-house trainers may also participate in this class. Ask us about this option

Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-USE
Duration
2 Days
Fact Sheet
Using Sigmafine Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Sigmafine Model Building
Objective
To develop Sigmafine model building skills including learning best practices for model building, modification and maintenance.
Audience
Sigmafine users responsible for creating and maintaining models in order to expand the scope of a Sigmafine model or create new ones.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Using a standard library to create a Database
  • Creating/deleting elements in the Database
  • Adding/removing elements and connections from the model
  • Configuring attributes of templates/elements
  • Using PI Builder to create elements/connections and modify configurations in bulk
  • Working with model displays (labels, icons, etc.)
  • Using the client tools required to build models: Sigmafine Modeler Add-In, PI System Explorer, and PI Builder
  • Best practices for the model building process

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 6,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 1,200 per student

Deliverables

  • Course presentation, training exercises and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks

  • This class is usually taught in conjunction with the course Using Sigmafine during a new Sigmafine implementation or alone in the context of a Sigmafine expansion. It is relevant to building models from raw data and maintaining models.

Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-MOD
Duration
2 days
Fact Sheet
Sigmafine Model Building Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Sigmafine System Management
Objective
To manage and administer your company’s Sigmafine system, monitor the health of the system, and take preventive and corrective actions as needed. In addition, you will learn to implement periodic upgrades and new releases and become familiar with support procedures.
Audience
Individuals responsible for the performance, access, uptime and integrity of the Sigmafine system.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Sigmafine architecture and software layers
  • Basic operations principles
  • Installation and the upgrade/patching process
  • Disaster recovery, backup and restore strategies and options for the:
    • Sigmafine application server
    • SQL Server database
  • Import/export utilities for backup and restore for SQL Server, graphical displays, etc.
  • Porting procedures between staging and production environments
  • Configuration management:
    • Library elements: database, elements, templates and tables
    • Analysis elements: models, analysis and cases
    • Bulk configuration options using Excel Add-in and XML files
    • Security administration
  • System and database maintenance tasks and schedules
    • System health check and monitoring
    • Logs review
    • Performance indicators
    • SQL Server database management and truncation
    • Rebuilding Sigmafine database indexes

Prerequisites

  • IT-related experience and familiarity with the administrative rights for your company’s IT infrastructure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft SQL Server architecture and administration as well as Microsoft Windows Server administration
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 6,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 1,200 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Course ID

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-SYS
Fact Sheet
Sigmafine System Management Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Advanced Sigmafine Topics
Objective
To develop the skills required to make effective use of Sigmafine components such as Composition Tracking, Component Balance and Sigmafine extensions like the Thermodynamic Library, Psychrometric, LNG calculations, etc.
Audience
Sigmafine users who are domain experts in certain areas of data management and processing such as: energy management, production allocation, blending, etc.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Configuring and using advanced Sigmafine functionalities, such as Composition Tracking, Component Balance and Sigmafine extensions such as the Thermodynamic Library, Psychrometric, LNG calculations to develop advanced applications
  • Configuring and using specific data references and analysis
  • Interpreting Sigmafine results

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site
  • Experience in the domain area of the advanced topic
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 3,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 600 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks

  • In this class, a single advanced topic is presented each day. We can develop a training curriculum which is comprised of relevant advanced topics and deliver the class in 2 or 3 consecutive days. Onsite training requires a minimum commitment of 2 training days.

Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-ADV
Duration
1 day
Fact Sheet
Advanced Sigmafine Topics Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Sigmafine Report Building
Objective
To become familiar with the Sigmafine data schema in order to use SQL reporting tools to create reports from Sigmafine data. These reports are typically used for enterprise-wide publishing and distribution.
Audience
IT professionals responsible for report building and reporting services
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • How the Sigmafine relational database is structured
  • Understanding the relationship between tables and data and identifying the correct tables to store certain information
  • How to build procedures and functions to present Sigmafine data efficiently

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the report-building needs related to Sigmafine at your site
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)
  • Proficiency in SQL and relevant reporting services (Crystal Reporting, SSRS, etc.)

Fee

  • Private – $ 3,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 600 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks
This class may be tailored to the specific reporting tool or system your company uses. Contact us to confirm that we support your reporting tool. Onsite training requires a minimum commitment of 2 training days
Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-REP
Duration
1 day
Fact Sheet
Sigmafine Report Building Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Sigmafine System Integration
Objective
To develop the basic skills and knowledge required to use Sigmafine IF (Integration Framework), which integrates the Sigmafine system with your organization’s technical environment.
Audience
IT professionals or Sigmafine specialists who are responsible for the integration of Sigmafine into the IT infrastructure of the company, whether it pertains to inputting data to run reconciliations or publishing of reconciled data to business systems.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Referencing external data inside Sigmafine or PI-AF
  • Exporting PI-AF data and Sigmafine results to any kind of third-party system
  • Posting PI-AF data and Sigmafine results to SAP
  • Carrying out bi-directional asset synchronization with third-party systems and enterprise repositories
  • Analyzing the data integration needs to determine the best approach and implement IF accordingly
    • Collecting vs. referencing
    • Manually triggered vs. automatic/unattended
    • Daily/Batch vs. real-time
    • Direct integration vs. text file exchange
    • Data presentation vs. publishing
  • Exposing PI-AF and Sigmafine results data in SOA environment, including already-built business views

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site
  • Proficiency in the basic methods used to exchange data with typical target systems (Historian, ERP’s, etc., Tank Farm System, etc.)
  • Proficiency in SQL and .NET languages (mainly C#) and technologies
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)
  • Administering Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-ADM– 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 6,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 1,200 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks
N/A
Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-IF
Duration
2 days
Fact Sheet
Sigmafine System Integration Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Advanced Material Movement
Objective
To learn how to use the Sigmafine application called IMM (Intelligent Movement Management) for tracking material movements, and monitoring inventories and attributes (qualities, properties, etc.).
Audience
Planning and scheduling staff responsible for tracking, analyzing and reporting inventories, shipments and receipts at their sites in order to improve material movement operations.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Using IMM to declare, modify and change the status of material movements throughout their life cycles
  • Defining routing paths for material movements
  • Calculating reconciled material movement quantities using the transfer calculation extension
  • Using IMM to manage inventories, change their status and attributes, and retrieve tank details and trends
  • Using the tank monitoring extension to verify the consistency status of material inventories and movements
  • Configuring analyzers and using the tank qualities extension to estimate material qualities in a tank
  • Configuring security policies for IMM users
  • Using the recalculate function of IMM to rerun previous cases

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 6,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 1,200 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks
This class is also available to Sigmafine superusers who act as in-house trainers. Ask us about this option
Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-IMM
Duration
2 Days
Fact Sheet
Advanced Material Movement Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet
Energy Balance
Objective
To develop the skills required to effectively use the Sigmafine Thermodynamic Package extension and run energy balances.
Audience
Users with consolidated Sigmafine experience who have knowledge of thermodynamics calculations and energy balance.
Outline
During this class you will learn about:

  • Configuring and using the Sigmafine Thermodynamic Package extension to develop advanced thermodynamic calculations
  • Configuring and running Energy Balance analysis
  • Best practices to analyze Sigmafine results

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your company’s business requirements in order to apply what you learn from this course to the Sigmafine data reconciliation mandate at your site
  • Experience in the domain area of the advanced topic
  • Using Sigmafine class (SF-SERV-TR-USE – 2 Days)
  • Sigmafine Model Building class (SF-SERV-TR-MOD – 2 Days)

Fee

  • Private – $ 3,000 for a class of up to 8 students
  • Public – $ 600 per student

Deliverables

  • Course notes and access to a training system
  • Training Certificate

Remarks

  • The energy balance course is considered an Advanced Sigmafine Topic. Onsite training requires a minimum commitment of 2 training days. We can develop a training curriculum which is comprised of relevant advanced topics and deliver the class in 2 or 3 consecutive days.

Course ID
SF-SERV-TR-THE
Duration
1 day
Fact Sheet
Energy Balance Training Class Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download Fact Sheet

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