The Asset Based PI Example Kits demonstrate how to address simple, industry-specific business problems with PI AF and other asset-based PI tools.
Each example kit is a downloadable ZIP file that contains the PI AF database definitions and related files used to address a business use case. It allows you to install and explore in your own PI AF Server common use cases such as:
The example kits were created using industry experience and lessons learned from helping our customers address their business problems in PI AF.
Each kit contains:
Learn how asset-based PI tools have been used to implement an example of load forecasting for the power generation industry, in which analyses and demand table look-ups are used to calculate future data for comparison with current data.
This Example Kit contains multiple XML files for the creation of a templates- and hierarchy-only PI AF database and a second demo PI AF database with a PI ProcessBook display demonstrating visualization of forecasted data. An Excel spreadsheet using PowerPivot is included for a deeper analysis.The kit also includes a User Guide to help the user get started.
Use of this kit requires the following minimum software versions -
To explore the Excel spreadsheet, Excel 2010+ with PowerPivot and PI DataLink 2015 is required.
Asset Based PI Example Kit User Guide - PG Load Forecasting_v2015.pdf - This file will tell you everything you need to know to get your example kit installed. Here are the other files you will need:
If you want to download a zip that includes all the above files, here's the link:
You will need access to a PI AF Server and at a minimum, permissions to create an AF database. Each kit user guide contains information on the required software versions, which range from PI AF Server 2014 R2 with PI Analysis Service 2014 R2 to PI AF Server 2015 R2 with PI Analysis Server 2015 R2. PI Data Archive 2012 is also a minimum requirement.
Watch this video to learn how the kits are installed: Getting Started with an Asset Based PI Example Kit