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Other Interoperability Initiatives


Contents

  1. Abstract
  2. aecXML
  3. ARC (ARC Advisory Group)
  4. buildingSMARTalliance
    1. IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)
  5. EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute)
  6. COBIE (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange)
  7. IOHN (Integrated Operations in the High North)
  8. MIMOSA (Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance)
  9. Open O&M
  10. Other FIATCH Projects
    1. Active Projects
    2. Automating Equipment Information Exchange (AEX)
    3. Global Valve Cross-Reference eCatalog (GVCC)
  11. Next

Abstract

In addition to the major players in the development of ISO 15926 there are a number of other organizations that also have interoperability initiatives.


aecXML

A.k.a. Architecture, Engineering, Construction XML

aecXML started life in the late 1990s.

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ARC (ARC Advisory Group)

From it's website: "ARC Advisory Group is a research and advisory firm for manufacturing, energy, and supply chain solutions..."

ARC is a frequent participant in Asset Lifecycle conferences.

References * http://www.arcweb.com

buildingSMARTalliance

The buildingSMARTalliance (bSa) was created to support advanced digital technology in the real property industry, from concept, design, and contruction to operations and maintenance. It more-or-less expands the goals of the North American chapter of the International Alliance for Interoperability. It is very much a proponent of Building Information Modeling.

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IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)

The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) is a data model developed by the buildingSMARTalliance. It is a neutral and open specification that is not controlled by a single vendor or group of vendors.

The IFC specification is written using the EXPRESS data definition language, defined as ISO10303-11 by the ISO TC184/SC4 committee. It is the same data definition language as used e.g. in STEP or CIS/2.

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EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute)

From its website: "The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public..."

One of EPRI's mandates is to promote cooperation between its members. One aspect of cooperation is the easy interoperability of digital information.

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COBIE (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange)

COBIE is primarily concerned with commercial buildings. Its premise is "Why wait till the job is over to start gathering handover information?" The COBIE approach is to start accumulating handover information while the building is still being designed. Using COBIE-compliant commercial software, engineers and constructors can put appropriate documents into the turnover datastore just once, and make reference to it wherever it is needed.

A formal demonstration of the current version of COBIE, COBIE2, is planned for the National Institute of Building Science annual meeting in Washington, DC, in December 2009.

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IOHN (Integrated Operations in the High North)

Oil and gas operations in the high north are remote sites, leading to heavy demands on communication. Instrumentation and efficient transfer of real time data between fields and centralized operations is critical to profitable development.

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MIMOSA (Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance)

From its website: "MIMOSA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to developing and encouraging the adoption of open information standards for Operations and Maintenance in manufacturing, fleet, and facility environments. MIMOSA's open standards enable collaborative asset lifecycle management in both commercial and military applications."

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Open O&M

From its website: "OpenO&M is an initiative of multiple industry standards organizations to provide a harmonized set of standards for the exchange of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) data and associated context."

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Other FIATCH Projects

Active Projects

At any given time, FIATECH sponsors a number of projects, many of which have something to do with exchanging information.

Automating Equipment Information Exchange (AEX)

The Automating Equipment Information Exchange (AEX) project is developing XML specifications to automate information exchange for the design, procurement, delivery, operation and maintenance of engineered equipment. The AEX project is part of FIATECH's Roadmap Element 3. It it being developed in conjunction with the IDS-ADI project because of the large overlap between them.

Global Valve Cross-Reference eCatalog (GVCC)

At the beginning of every detailed engineering project, materials engineers have the task of reconciling their internal valve descriptions with those of valve manufacturers. In this project, valve manufacturers are cross-referencing their valves to the descriptions of the Process Industries Practices (PIP) reference valve catalog using FIATECH’s automation equipment information exchange (AEX) XML protocols. The resulting cross-reference tool will be available to project sponsors on a GVCC website. The GVCC web site will enable participating companies to automatically cross-match their internal valve catalogs and technical specifications with their business collaboration partners via a common cross-match to an electronic version of the PIP valve catalog.

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Primer: How Does ISO 15926 Work?


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