Advanced Topics

Total: ~41 min

A collection of tips, tricks, and other suggestions for how to get the most out of your asset configuration.

ISA 95 Compatible Asset Trees

ISA 95 is a standard defining Enterprise Control System Integration, and is favored in certain applications to define a structured asset hierarchy. This video covers how to implement it within an asset configuration.

Asset Attributes

Every asset and asset property comes pre-built with a defined set of attributes that are accessible as datasources. These attributes can be useful in a variety of applications.

Tree Views

Tree views allow you to develop a cross-sectional view of the standard tree. This can be useful for situations that call for grouping assets in multiple different ways, such as geographically, by business unit, by current condition, and others.

Data Caching

Data that is routed through the asset hierarchy can be cached within the runtime application, allowing for immediate retrieval upon subscription. This is especially useful for infrequent polling rates or overcoming intermittent network connectivity.

Distributed Asset Structures

Asset structures are commonly developed on a single server, but in enterprise applications it may be prudent to distribute them across multiple servers. This allows not only for load balancing, but also for distributed configuration and design.

Creating Alarm Grouping Rules

Alarms can be grouped and associated to assets through a structured ruleset which defines the relationship between them. This has a variety of applications in SCADA Systems and Building Automation Systems.

Defining Counters for Alarm Groups

Once alarms have been grouped and mapped to assets, there are a variety of counters that can be calculated upon this dataset.

Using Alarm Groups in the Asset Navigator

Alarm groups have a helpful role in the use of asset navigators, including as defining columns of data in runtime or for contextual highlighting.