Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Which Form 2220 Assets

Instructions and Help about Which Form 2220 Assets

So every PI system is concerned with taking data from items and things and measurements that are important to you and getting them to you and the people around you so to start this off let's say you you own things out there like you own a building or you rent a building and you own equipment like you have you have tanks or you own equipment like stuff that runs and takes electricity like a pump or something or any collection of these things there are things that you own and there's things about them that we want to know so over here there are people this is you and your peers and they want to know stuff they want to know things like to see a chart and beat to be able to do some analysis on maybe the the running time of the pump or what's the RPM of it or maybe somebody wants to see a spreadsheet report of the production data for that tank or maybe somebody wants to see what the temperature has been like in that building and get a notification if it goes too high so these are things we want to be able to deliver about the stuff that we own the stuff that we're concerned about and how do we get those things connected to each other well we there's one video on the the the servers and the hardware that's in-betweener that's actually delivering this to this in the term in the PI system but what I'm going to talk about in this video is how do we organize this in the PI system like how do we kind of organize the database that represents this data and makes it available to the end-users okay so that's going to be in three parts there's PI assets there's PI asset attributes and there's PI tags and those three things will make be the building blocks for how we organize data in the PI system so we're going to start off with hi assets or perhaps to be a little bit more precise PI AF assets so this is something from the asset framework that's AF and the first step in in representing this data that we can use over there is to take the items that we have and represent them in our database and that's what we do in the PI AF database we actually take these concrete items and we just give them digital representations we just give it a little spot in the database for the building and we could say we represent with a little block sometimes this is how it appears in pot OSI soft products and maybe we have a tank and we represent that by a little block and this is this just represents in our database tank and maybe we have one for our pump and it has a little element as well and then when one of our users logs on to one of the OSI soft products are able to see these different spots in the database and that represents a building it's pretty straightforward and you've probably seen a lot of tree structures that are organized like this often a building will then have things inside of it or like maybe each floor and then each floor will have a set of rooms on it and we can organize the whole hierarchy of how the different pieces of the building fit together and then the users can look at that tree and browse it and all they need to know is how the building is organized they don't need to know anything particularly about the depth of the PI system okay so that's PI AF assets it's a way of defining an item a thing that's either a concrete thing or maybe some organization like the maintenance organization could be a asset that we own sometimes this is also called an element but we're going to use the word asset for now but if you hear it element we're also referring to this so the next step in actually delivering data to these guys so that they can use it is that we need to have something to graph or something to chart right now I can't just chart pump and I can't just chart tank there that's a it's an item it's not a list on a stream of data so the next thing is we need to have some way of describing this asset so this tank has things about it that are of interest and we would call those all attributes attributes PI AF attributes now an attribute is something that describes an asset so for example for the building maybe one thing we would have is the temperature because the temperature is very important in a building like that another attribute of a building or a room maybe would be the square footage so how big is the building how big is the floorplan for a tank we might be interested in something like what's the capacity so what's the capacity of the tank we might also be interested in like what's the what's the height of the tank like how full is a tank right now that'd be something of interest for something like a pump maybe we're interested in what's the rotations per minute of the pump right now we might be interested in the install date so when was the last time we could draw I'm gonna draw a little wrench here for the last time that we did some maintenance on it so when was a calendar date that we lasted maintenance on this pump so these are all attributes that describe something important about our asset that's what an attribute is it describes something important about our asset and an attribute is something that we could actually put into a spreadsheet or put into a graph or you know