In this course, you will learn the skills needed to configure analyses and notifications using PI Asset Framework. You will learn to set up Expressions for multi-line calculations, Rollups for aggregate attribute, PI Event Frames to automatically detect events in process data, and PI Notifications to allow for alerts.
You will gain knowledge on how to set up analyses for element templates in order to deploy the analyses to individual elements, create tags in PI AF to store calculation results, and configure backfilling of analyses. After the analyses are set up, you will learn how to leverage PI client tools such as PI DataLink and PI Coresight to help visualize and understand their analyses. Hands-on exercises and final project help to reinforce concepts and skills covered in the video lectures.
This course is self-paced for your convenience. Thus, there are no live components to the course, nor are there are required login hours. Please use the video lectures for instruction along with the course exercises to gain hands-on experience working with key concepts. Most importantly, get involved in the discussion forums here on the PI Square community and interact with your peers and experts both at OSIsoft and other organizations, post questions, answer questions posted by others, and overall help each other learn as you would in a classroom environment.
If you’re enrolled in a facilitated session of this course, you also have the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion by submitting a final project to your course facilitator. Please see the final project for details.
This course is currently being updated for the recent Product Release: PI Server 2016 R2. For videos on Notifications with PI AF 2016 R2, please see the following playlist on our YouTube Learning Channel - Notifications with PI AF (Asset Framework) 2016 R2 - YouTube.
This course is for intermediate to advanced users of PI AF who are already familiar with the basics of PI AF, such as building templates and assets, formula data references, and client tools, such as PI DataLink and PI Coresight.
The course is primarily suited for anyone who wants to leverage advanced calculation capabilities of Asset-Based Analytics, automatically detect events in their process data, or receive notification messages. Process engineers and subject matter experts are highly encouraged to take this course, since they have strong understanding of the processes within their organization.
Basic knowledge of the following: PI System, Microsoft Excel, and relational databases.
Each learner will be required to use their own software and their own data structures. This allows each learner to leave the course with something immediately valuable in their enterprise.
Specifically, this course will not cover installation of the PI AF Server and client such as PI DataLink and PI Coresight, so you need to have:
Below are the video lectures for this course. We have placed the topics in the same order as they would be presented in a live instructor-led course. However, feel free to view the videos in any order, spread over any interval. You can also rewind and rewatch parts of the videos that you need to view again. Also be sure to check out the Online Course Videos - Tips and Tricks if your videos look fuzzy!
Want to earn a certificate in this course? Register for the next session here.
Currently enrolled in the course? Jump to the discussion forums here.
Want to see an example AF structure, including an asset hierarchy, element templates, analyses, and more? Check out our Asset Based PI Example Kits!
The following exercises serve to reinforce the concepts learned in the course videos. You should think about the processes and PI AF model at your own facility and utilize the skills taught in the video lectures to complete the exercises.