In this course, you will learn the skills needed to successfully model your processes and equipment using the PI Asset Framework (AF) Server. This course discusses the methodologies needed to build representations of assets (AF Elements) and their associated data (AF Attributes). This course also includes real-time calculations (Asset Analytics), Automatic creation of Events (Event Frames) and E-mail notifications configuration (PI Notifications).
Our instructor staff works closely with OSIsoft development, training, and technical support teams to bring unique experience and knowledge of the OSIsoft product line to the customer site. Most of our instructors are OSIsoft Certified Professionals.
The Building PI System Assets and Analytics with Asset Framework (AF) class provides a working knowledge of the power of the AF Server, an integral part of the PI System. You will learn to define consistent representations of organizational assets and/or equipment and use these representations in simple or complex analyses that yield critical and actionable information. AF allows an application designer to identify and customize the components or elements that make up a process, associate real-time, relational or calculated data with these elements, specify organizational structure via hierarchies or connectivity relationships, and apply calculations or rules against these assets and determine how results should be displayed.
In this class we discuss and build basic AF elements and attributes, construct calculations, and configure relational database queries. In a simulated environment, Asset Analytics are used to calculate metric data for the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). We see how Event Frames are applies to monitor the production process for downtime situations and for process excursions. We explore the visualization of the information with different products of the PI Visualization Suite. In the advanced exercises we discuss combining the various elements to provide users complex information structures. We will build connections to relational databases and use that information in displays and analytics.
Also covered in detail will be Notifications which allows users to configure custom alarms through a standard user interface based on any data source. Leveraging the generic data access and template-driven capabilities of AF users can redeploy alarm parameters in Notifications to similar assets across the Enterprise. When operational excursions occur, Notifications can send alerts to a single recipient, a group of contacts, or an escalation team that reflects the organization's chain of command.The class is four days long.
A customized training agenda can be provided upon request to meet your organization’s specific training needs. For further information, contact PIPER’s sales team.
PIPER requires a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice in order to prepare course documentation, prepare the Azure virtual machines, and assign an instructor. PIPER will ship or deliver training material on or before the first day of the workshop. A typical timeline from ordering to completion is:
We suggest having the class from Tuesday to Friday. This will allow the instructor to travel Monday morning and perform any required setup and testing in advance of the scheduled training days.
The customer is responsible for providing a fully equipped classroom. The minimum requirements for a classroom are: