The Norway-based POSC/Caesar organization has announced the availability of an ISO-based version of its reference data library (RDL) for the plant and offshore construction industry. The standard targets data management for engineering, construction and production operations where information is created, used and modified by many different organizations during the lifetime of a plant.
The ISO 15926 standard was designed to support cross-discipline data integration by modeling functional requirements, equipment and activities. Terminology and taxonomy is work in progress. The POSC/Caesar organization has established an initial taxonomy that will be expanded as more work is done. This will later be submitted to ISO.
POSC/Caesar is not the only EU organization working in the ISO 15926 space. The Dutch USPI-NL standards body is also claiming ISO compliance for its own plant data standards, creating a degree of overlap and confusion in the industry. See our report from the USPI-NL 2004 AGM (OITJ Vol. 9 N° 7) .
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