FIATECH PCA Instrument and Control, April 19th 2016

Time and place

19.04.2016, 3.00PM - 4.00PM (CET)
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Next meeting: May 3rd 2016, 3.00-4.00PM CET


Nils Sandsmark, Chris Binns, Hindrik Koning, Ray Topping, Heiner Temmen, Bjørn Berli, Darijus Strasunskas (MoM)


  1. Approval of agenda.
  2. Approval of MoM.
  3. Status of DEXPI incl. model for instrumentation.
  4. Status of STI.
  5. Top classes of instruments.
  6. CDD and Hierarchy in PCA RDL
  7. Coordination of Reference Data development, maintenance and enhancement
  8. Agenda for the next meeting.
  9. Review of Actions
  10. A.O.B.

Minutes of Meeting

  1. Approval of agenda.

Approved. Briefing on Fiatech meeting summarized under AOB.

  1. Approval of MoM.


  1. Status of DEXPI incl. model for instrumentation.

DEXPI meeting in Frankfurt, finished all issues, Proteus schema. Manfred finished changes in DEXPI and Proteus specifications. Only minor points left clarify. The specification published on the project's webpage, the Proteus schema will be published on Fiatech's website. Next step is CAE adopting specification in the next hackathon. Piping is extended in the last session, it is ready. Aligned with work Keith has been doing.

Heiner distributed specification, everyone is asked to look at and comment. NAMUR 159 & 150

  1. Status of STI.

Finishing defining components, drawings, documents and properties. Aligning between CDD (IEC), NORSOK and companies' reqs.

  1. Top classes of instruments.

Comments are coming in huge quantities on the proposal. It is difficult to fit top of instruments to the Top hierarchy proposal. Tomorrow the group on Top hierarchy will be meeting again.

  1. CDD and Hierarchy in PCA RDL

work in progress as part of STI project.

  1. Coordination of Reference Data development, maintenance and enhancement

Coordination is going well. The major oil companies (10 of them except Exxon) under IOGP are creating requirements for common RDL that will be sent to SLC for execution.

  1. Agenda for the next meeting.

The same agenda as for today.

  1. Review of Actions

15.07 Open
16.07 Open
16.08 Document is distributed to everyone today. Please read and comment
16.09 Open
16.10 Document is distributed to everyone today. Please read and comment

  1. A.O.B.

Fiatech meeting, 2 sessions were of particular interest for this SIG. Attendance was good, almost reaching last two years numbers.

Action items

15.07 Quality assurance of new reference data items for instrumentation for including them in the PCA RDL.
16.07 Hindrik to share IEC and ISA datasheet mapping.
16.08 Come up with specification. Check P&ID package has to fit the control systems, P&ID system itself and information from IEC 62424 and for functionality there is no difference, but working with it is different. CAE for process control act different then computers for configuring automation (PLC) systems. Hindrik starts (first proposal). DEXPI - second one.
16.09 Share DEXPI document for instrumentation (now includes properties). It is planned to be finished in two weeks - Heiner. Received 2016-03-15.
16.10 Hindrik distribute a paper on instrument testing in take over process in chemical process plants vs oil and gas industry.

New actions
16.11 Consider bringing schematics from DEXPI to ISO. Next ISO meeting on 23rd of May, document should be delivered two weeks before. Heiner and Ray.

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