Process Plugins Suite of Performance and CBM Apps

by Process Innovations Inc.

The Process Plugins suite of apps provides an end to end solution for the big data problem.

Solution Overview

Process Plugins is a simple App Platform (on premise or cloud) built on the OSIsoft PI System infrastructure which allows customers to achieve operational excellence through asset based prediction and optimization. Web browser-based dashboard, analytics and alerts enable quick identification of problems and rapid path to resolution. Achieve Operational Excellence by decreasing maintenance/energy costs, while increasing availability and safety. Simple – Easy Web browser-based applications enable users to quickly identify problems so you can take action now. Smart – asset optimization using advanced condition based monitoring algorithms leveraging a comprehensive view of plant data. How does it work? One-stop shopping web browser-based App Platform leverages seamless integration of asset data from OSIsoft PI System for prediction and analytics. Process Plugins provides asset based reliability, safety and energy solutions with at-a-glance visibility across a plant or enterprise to allow customers to quickly drill down to root cause and take action on problems before they become serious. The Dashboard App easily interfaces to modern OSIsoft PI Systems using PI Asset Framework (AF). Once the deployed, the AF templates are used to create instantly launched dashboards.

With reduced staffing and an aging workforce it is important to have modern easy to use tools that capture the knowledge of the workforce in a known platform that is familiar to the workforce. With the Process Plugins Apps contained completely within the OSIsoft foundation there is a minimal learning curve to understanding the condition and performance of your assets. In combination with our ERP and Work management connectors that work with the PI Notifications this allows the asset to issue their own work orders when they need help. Process Plugins increase the value of your OSIsoft software investment with actionable information configured for easy visualization and use by the workforce. Performance optimization and condition knowledge converts into savings for your operation.

Solution Approach

The foundation of the Process Plugins Apps is the OSIsoft PI Asset Framework (AF) where we provide a clear view of all calculations, so no black box. The core of the technology is code driven AF templates that are drag a drop into the structure where they then perform the designated tasks that cannot be handled by simple formulas or analysis. The Process Plugins executable code is contained in a single Windows service that we normally deploy on the AF server but can be installed on any computer that has the PI SDK, AF SDK and PI Buffer Subsystem installed. We then deploy a specific set of Units of Measure (UOM) that will enhance the installed UOM system in place and the needed AF Templates.

Supporting Documents



  • Resides entirely within the OSIsoft foundation software


  • Add immediate value to your OSIsoft PI Asset Framework

PI System Requirements

PI System version 3.4.390 or later, Asset Framework server version 2010 (version or greater, PSA Server, PI System version 3.4.390 or later, Asset Framework server version 2010 (version or greater, PSA Server

Solution Type

Advanced Analytics, Asset Management, Condition Based Maintenance, Energy Management, Environmental Compliance, IoT, Process Optimization


  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Mining, Metallurgy & Material
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Transmission & Distribution

Business Impacts

Optimize Processes, Increase Asset Health & Uptime, Improve Energy Efficiencies


Applications for the PI System, Managed Service Offering