Hi, does anyone use the transfer function in PI AF to manage transfers between tanks? if so, could you give me some real world examples on how to use and setup?
Transfers are only used in a flow model (defined by creating connections between Elements using ports), as opposed to the more commonly used hierarchical model. Whilst they can be manually created in PI System Explorer via the Event Frames navigator, I've never seen them used except in Sigmafine based models. Even when using Sigmafine, transfers are usually created manually using the Transfer Entry System application.If you are using a flow model but not with Sigmafine, you would still need to manage the creation of your Transfers through some manual process or via some custom code.
Assuming that you've read the little information about these in the PI System Explorer documentation, you would also know that these have a temporal existence within the model, which makes them slightly different from standard Event Frames. I think the only real use case for these is as part of a larger reconciliation of material movement through the model.
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