I'd like to use AF to calculate machine reliability, availability and MTBF
For that, I need the machine status which can be one of the 4 following : Running, Available but not Running, Scheduled, Unscheduled.
The machine status can not be easily derived from PI tags and I do not think possible to calculate the status at any time. Therefore, the status will be manually defined by the Maintenance Superintendent of the installation. This is the way he is working now, defining the status on a daily basis in an excel sheet and doing the calcs into Excel. My question is : what is the best way to input the status into an asset model ? Is it possible to get rid of Excel and input directly the status into AF ?