Asset Based PI Example Kit for Distillation Operation

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The Asset Based PI Example Kits are designed to help you learn how to apply asset- based PI to common, industry-specific business objectives.


In this example kit, one can build a standard staged (as opposed to packed) distillation column.  This model allows for tracking mass and energy balances, makes use of the Steam Table functionality in Asset Analytics, and generates Event Frames based on high differential pressure in the column. For more details on this kit, see the video on PI Square: Introduction to the Distillation Column Operation Asset Based Example Kit


This kit contains:

  • Example templates and analyses
  • A representative AF structure
  • Sample reports with demo data
  • Sample ProcessBook display
  • A starting framework for you to customize with your own assets and analyses

Use of this kit requires the following minimum software versions:

  • Data Archive 2016 R2
  • AF Server 2016 R2
  • AF Analytics 2016 R2
  • Microsoft Excel with PI DataLink 2016
  • PI ProcessBook 2015 R2


You can download the Example Kit here: Distillation Operation (AF Asset Based PI Example Kit) 


The Asset Based PI Example Kits help those with a working understanding of the PI System gain inspiration to solve their own business objectives. They are available to all of our customers and partners as a learning tool.


Have suggestions or questions? How have you used the kit? If the use case is similar to something you are working on, what changes or modifications have you made? Start a discussion!