Element AF Accelerator

by Element

Build Asset Framework (AF) models in as little as 30 days

Solution Overview

Asset-intensive industries face a fundamental challenge converting their asset data into analytics. Data remains out of reach as its stored in siloed production sites and systems. Simply consolidating asset data in a data lake doesn’t solve the problem because without context you can’t find all the operational. And modeling asset data using spreadsheets to build that context is challenging because of the complex structure and semantics.


For OSIsoft customers that struggle to build and maintain AFs, the AF Accelerator solution offers an ideal starting point. It combines the power of Element AssetHub, our PI AF experts, and a proven industrial data methodology, reducing the burdensome tasks involved in manipulating data to create flexible, smarter AFs by up to 90% faster. By decreasing the data engineering resources that support operations, you can dramatically accelerate higher value, trusted, analytic outcomes.

Solution Approach

Element AF Accelerator packages together 3 components:


Forward Deployed Engineers – our AF experts have decades of experience in big data and analytics, asset data modeling, and industrial engineering. Their people-first approach creates an immediate and lasting impact. 



Industrial Data Method - a 4-step agile, sprint-based approach helps generate quick wins.

STEP 1: Use case and data discovery workshops bring together IT/OT using a design thinking approach prioritizing use cases.

STEP 2: Asset data, including PI data, is identified and ingested to Element AssetHub. Data pipelines contextualize data to build enterprise asset models shared as PI AFs with tools such as PI Vision & PowerBI.

STEP 3: Training & coaching sessions builds self-sufficiency to deploy new AFs.

STEP 4: Regular health checks help review and measure progress to target new use cases.



AssetHub Technology - industrial-grade cloud software contextualizes any asset data to build unlimited PI AFs using a sophisticated workflow that:


CONNECTS TO DISTRIBUTED OPERATIONS APPLICATIONS

• Easily import engineering spreadsheets and EAM data

• Import existing AF hierarchies, templates, and mappings


DEFINES ASSET TEMPLATES FOR EQUIPMENT, INSTRUMENTATION, AND PROCESSES

• Manage standard templates across all AF Servers

• Catalog of 100+ templates


BUILDS AFS BY CONTEXTUALIZING PI SYSTEM DATA WITH OTHER DATA

• Transform and map data through an intuitive interface

• Keep AFs up to date as equipment configurations change


ASSURES MODEL INTEGRITY OF THE AF AND ITS DATA

• Validate the coverage of mapped data

• Validate existing tag mappings


BUILDS AFS FOR ANY USE CASE

• Build hierarchies and export as AFs

• Auto-update AF as data changes

At-A-Glance

Features

  • Automate data preparation
  • Rapidly prepare PI System data for analytics
  • Create and operationalize predictive models
  • Visualize actionable insights

Benefits

  • Keep using and build on what you have, no rip and replace
  • Leverage existing data to get more value out of your PI System
  • Prevent asset failures to save costs and increase uptime and revenue capture
  • Use predictive insights to improve maintenance and operations efficiency

PI System Requirements

PI System version 3.4.390 or later

Solution Type

Data Aggregation, Data Validation, IoT

Industry

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

Business Impacts

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

Category

Applications for the PI System, Managed Service Offering