Final Project – Build A Set of PI Vision Displays To Monitor Your Process

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  • Demonstrate Familiarity with the OSIsoft Visualization tools


You're now ready to start putting your skills to use! To complete this course and receive a certificate of completion, you must submit a successful final project before the end of the course period. If you have any questions about this, please contact your course facilitator or ask on the discussion forums.


Project Description:

You will work to design a set of displays, using the skills you learned in this class. Creativity is highly encouraged. This is intended as a fun, open-ended exercise and a friendly competition to wrap up the class. To submit your project, please write a document (MS Word, PowerPoint, or other) explaining the displays and dashboards you've created with screenshots.


How to submit the Project:

You can submit the document directly to your course facilitator via email. If you are registered for the facilitated course session, you should have received the contact information at the beginning of the course. In addition to your write-up, you may also ask the facilitator to log into your Cloud Environment (if applicable) to further review your dispalys.


Work will be graded on:

  1. Conveying your understanding of as many skills/concepts as possible.
  2. Using PI Vision features covered in this course.
  3. Creativity in your design.
  4. Your presentation to the facilitator


Before beginning the project, you must work out with the facilitator, a final project that meets the following criteria:

  • Build a display with Tables, Trends, Values and Gauges
  • Enhance the display with advanced PI Vision features
  • Re-use displays for similar assets and add text, images, links and multi-state behavior to enrich your PI Vision Display.
  • Share the display with others in your organization, add keywords to sort displays and find your favorite displays.


This is open-book, so feel free to consult the rest of the workbook, video lectures as well as relevant documentation. Good luck!



Step 1: Select one of the Asset Based PI Example Kits from the list below and review the business case that the kit addresses (included at the end of the exercise) Alternatively, if you have access to your own production data, develop a use case and complete the final project with your own data.

  • Condition Based Maintenance for Pumps
  • Distillation Column Operation
  • Mill Specific Power Consumption
  • Mineral Processing
  • Mobile Asset Performance Monitoring
  • O&G Well Downtime Tracking
  • O&G Well Drilling and Completion
  • Power Generation Load Forecasting
  • Reactor OEE
  • T&D Substation Transformer Monitoring
  • T&D Feeder Voltage Monitoring
  • Turbine Efficiency
  • Utilities Cost Management


Step 2 : The FULL database for each of the kits has been installed on the Virtual Learning Environment for the course. Explore the AF Structure and Example Kit documentation and see what data is available. You may also choose to watch the introduction video for the Example Kit on PI Square. If you are using your own PI System, learn what data is available surrounding your job role or your ideal business use case.


Step 3 : Build visualization using the tools we learned about in this course to show potential solutions or monitoring of the Example Kit or business case you chose. Below are some of the things you should be able to implement in each tool.


Note about Original Work:

Please remember that no extensions will be given for the final project. Your submission must be your own work, and not copied from another student, course videos, ebook or online resources. No credit would be given for plagiarized work, partially completed work, and no refunds would be given for failed projects.




What are the Asset Based PI Example Kits?

The Asset Based PI Example Kits demonstrate how to address simple, industry-specific business problems with AF and other asset-based PI tools.


Each example kit is a downloadable ZIP file that contains the AF database definitions and related files used to address a business use case.  It allows you to install and explore in your own AF Server common use cases such as:

  • Downtime tracking
  • Condition based maintenance
  • Energy use
  • Performance monitoring.


The example kits were created using industry experience and lessons learned from helping our customers address their business problems in AF.


Each kit contains:

  • AF database definitions that include element, event frame, and analysis templates
  • A small representative hierarchy
  • A PI ProcessBook display and/or PI DataLink spreadsheet
  • Written and video guidance for installation and use


Visit the Asset Based PI Example Kits page on PI Square for more information about the kits, including links for download as well as videos to help you get started.

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