The adoption of smart maintenance practices is a leading strategy in the process industry. In new plants or recently modernized facilities, it seeks to reduce asset downtime, improve safety, and create a preventive culture among operators and maintainers. Still, plant engineers often lack access to a clean and digitized process database set for this purpose. How to make amends? Challenging suppliers in the delivery of readied structured data is essential to change the path. So, I’m going to guide you on how to get the most from your supplier in this matter. An early hint: It involves standard VDI 2770.Continue reading
Identification of devices with unique IDs – IEC 61406 / DIN SPEC 91406 and VDI 2770
This article aims to provide an overview of one of the latest trends in the process industry. The digital administration of product information!
In case you didn’t know about it, products in the process industry usually come with lots of technical documents. No matter how simple the product or project scope is, hundreds of paper pages are in demand to take it on.
In this context, the DIN SPEC 91406/IEC 61406 and VDI 2770 standards for identifying devices with unique IDs are crucial for the digital management of documentation and product information.Continue reading
Static digital twin functionality for valves and manifolds
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is getting more and more traction. The IIOT promises to transform processes of the industry. It demands the securing and availability of far higher amounts of data, at far greater speeds. Often the data is moved into cloud for big data processing. Connectivity and scalability are mandatory.Continue reading