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Other Interoperability Initiatives

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  1. Abstract
  2. EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute)
  3. ARC (ARC Advisory Group)
  4. MIMOSA (Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance)
  5. IOHN (Integrated Operations in the High North)
  6. FIATECH Projects
    1. AEX Project
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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.



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.



MIMOSA (Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance)

From their 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."


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.


FIATECH Projects

AEX Project

The design, procurement, delivery, installation, operation and maintenance of capital facilities equipment is hindered by the lack of interoperability among the many different software systems used to support these work processes. Many different disciplines and collaborating companies in these work processes use different software systems. This currently requires labor-intensive re-entry of data into multiple systems introducing additional cost, schedule delay and the risk of introducing costly transcription errors

The Automating Equipment Information Exchange (AEX) project is developing, demonstrating and deploying 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 will cross-reference 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.

  • Users will enjoy an estimated 95% reduction in labor cost and schedule of the technical verification required for valve quotes and purchases.
  • There will be a reduction of errors and rework because of the automatic exchange of information.
  • There is the potential to automatically exchange valve weight and geometry data for 3D CAD and asset management systems.
  • Suppliers will benefit through increased exposure to potential customers.
  • Owners and EPCs will realize increased awareness of potential suppliers.


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