PI Asset Framework (AF) is an integral part of the PI Server. It allows you to build an asset model of the physical objects in your process and associate asset properties to your data. This asset model becomes a “directory” allowing you to find and consume the information you need quickly. PI AF provides other benefits including an online calculation engine, support for templates, Units of Measure and many more. In this presentation, we will give a brief overview of PI AF followed by some best practices for using and deploying this software, including new features and functions introduced over the last year.
Steve Kwan is OSIsoft Product Manager for server products including the PI Data Archive, PI AF, Asset Analytics and PI Notifications. Prior to joining OSIsoft in 2010, Kwan spent 15 years in various roles in engineering, project management and product management with GE Energy. He holds a BS in Engineering Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Materials.