Commonly Used Terms and Abbreviations

Commonly Used Terms OSIsoft Products

PI Asset Framework: Allows the definition of consistent representations of organizational assets and/or equipment so users can define relationships between their data to make information more understandable, add metadata and context to information, and ensure data consistency across the enterprise.

PI Cloud Connect: Cloud-based mechanism for securely sending and receiving data from one PI Server, typically a production company or manufacturer, across corporate boundaries, to another company's PI Server, typically a service provider, vendor, or solution provider.

PI Event Frames: Organizes production data stored in the PI System data archive by critical events, such as downtimes, excursions, startups, shut downs, curtailments, product batches, paper grades, and shifts to simultaneously analyze and compare data related to user events in context.

PI Integrator for Business Analytics: Combines contextualized PI System data with non-OSIsoft business intelligence tools for retrospective analyses on real-time PI System data.

PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS: Combines PI System data with Esri's ArcGIS geospatial information system (GIS), so users can combine and analyze sensor-based, time-series data from the PI Server within the geospatial context of Esri maps.

PI Integrator for SAP FI AN A: Combines PI System data with the SAP high-performance analytic appliance (HANA) to analyze sensor- based, time-series data from the PI Server with the high-performance analytics and database of SAP HANA.

PI System Explorer: Sometimes referred to as PSE or AF Client; the PI AF user interface, allowing users to find information about their equipment and processes. PSE also is used to configure and manage PI AF, PI Notifications, and PI Event Frames.

PI Vision: Browser-based software to analyze and visualize PI System data across mobile devices or personal computers. PI Vision supports PI Event Frame analysis, PI Asset Framework unit relative displays, and other integrated PI System features without the use of programming.

Microsoft Products

Azure Machine Learning Studio: A machine learning service, which provides a centralized place for data scientists and developers to work with artifacts for building, training, and deploying machine learning models.

Cortana: A digital assistant program.

Excel: Spreadsheet software found in Microsoft Office or Office 365.

Flow: Now called Power Automate; cloud-based software that allows users to create and automate workflows and tasks across multiple applications and services without help from developers. Automated workflows are called flows. To create a flow, the user specifies what action should take place when a specific event occurs.

Power BI: Data and analytics reporting tool that helps organizations bring together disparate data sets into reporting dashboards.

PowerApps: A suite of applications, services, connectors, and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom applications for business needs.

Amazon Products

Amazon QuickSight: Business intelligence tool under the umbrella of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform; provides visualizations, interactive dashboards, and machine learning insights.

Amazon Web Services: Subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms.

Other Terms

asset object model big data

block flow diagram condition-based monitoring control loop digital age digital data infrastructure event frame

operational states: running OK; in trouble; idle; down; in maintenance process flow diagram time-event-framed template time-slice


ААР Anglo American Platinum

AF Asset Framework

AI artificial intelligence

APR advanced pattern recognition

AWS Amazon Web Services

B2B business-to-business

ВЕР best efficiency point

BI business intelligence

CAPEX capital expenditure

CBM condition-based maintenance

СИ continuous-improvement and innovations

CIO chief information officer

CMMS computerized maintenance management system

CSM customer success manager

CTO chief transformation officer

CUSUM cumulative sum

DCS distributed control system

DCU delayed coking unit

DMAIC define, measure, analyze, improve, and control DMZ demilitarized zone

EA enterprise agreement

EBITDA earnings measured before deductions for taxes, interest expenses, depreciation, and amoritization

EIDI enterprise information data infrastructure

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ERP enterprise resource planning

EU European Union

EWMA exponentially weighted moving average

FCCU fluid catalytic cracking unit

GIS geospatial information system

HA high availability

HAZOP hazard and operability

HVAC heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning

ICC Integrated Collaboration Center

IIoT industrial Internet of things

IoT Internet of things

ISO International Organization for Standardization

IT information technology

KPI key performance indicator

LIMS laboratory information management system

LP linear programming

ML machine learning

MSPC multivariable statistical process control chart

NDP New Downstream Program

NGL natural gas liquids

NPSH net positive suction head

ODBC open database connectivity

OPE overall production effectiveness

ОРЕХ operational/operating expenditure^)

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

ОТ operational technology

P&ID piping and instrumentation diagram

PaaS platform as a service

PCA principal component analysis

PFCD process flow control diagram

PI AF PI Asset Framework

PI CC PI Cloud Connect

PIMS Plant Information Management System

PLC programmable logic controller

PLS projection of latent squares

PM preventive maintenance

R&D research and design

ROCE return on capital employed

ROI return on investment

RXM prescriptive maintenance

SCADA supervisory control and data acquisition

SME subject matter expert

SPC statistical process control

SQC statistical quality control

ТА technical advisor

UPS uninterruptable power supply

VOC volatile organic compound

VPN virtual private network

VR virtual reality


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