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CAPE-OPEN test suite. IIC Guide to Industrial IoT standards. IOGP standards for well control. IOGP pilots global equipment hub. OGC approves common data base executable test suite for simulated environments. Comment sought on OGC Zarr cloud big data format. PIDX standard extends to scope 3 emissions, while organization shape-shifts from ‘Petroleum’ to ‘Energy’.

The CO-LaN management board has started developing the first prototype of the new CAPE-OPEN Testing Suite. Scope of the prototype Includes testing of thermodynamic process modeling components, AmsterCHEM, Céondo GmbH and Marcus Bruno Fernandes Silva have been contracted to perform the development with MR Woodman Consulting Ltd supervising the work. More from CO-LaN.

The Industrial Internet Consortium has published a Guide to global industry standards for industrial IoT (spoiler alert - there aren’t any!). The Guide outlines a vision and strategy to enable interoperability and system compatibility across the IIoT ecosystem. Erin Bournival, Dell technologies and co-chair, of the IIC standards task group said, ‘Integration and interoperability are critical in IIoT environments. That’s not easy to achieve in complex IIoT environments, so standards play a critical role.’ The Guide enumerates various categories of standards and the organizations that produce them and ‘provides business cases for adopting standards as well as strategies for participating in standards development’.

The IOGP has just published an updated ‘Standards and guidelines for well integrity and control’ (2021). IOGP Report 485 includes standards, specifications, and other material, produced both by IOGP and other organizations, that address well construction and well operations. This document was initially published in 2012 and has been updated periodically since then.

The IOGP’s Joint Industry Project (JIP) 33 is to pilot a global equipment hub (GEH) , a repository for standard vendor documents and data underpinned by JIP33 specifications and the IOGP’s own CFIHOS international standards. The GEH is to pilot a cloud-based repository of standard vendor information on industrial equipment, such as pumps, motors, and instruments. Vendors can upload their information one time and make it available to all of their customers, including package suppliers, EPC contractors, and owner/operators.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved V 1.0 of the executable test suite (ETS) for CDB, its common database for simulation-oriented geospatial data used in a synthetic environment. A synthetic environment is a computer simulation that represents activities at a high level of realism, from simulation of theaters of war to factories and manufacturing processes. Such environments may be created on a single computer or across a distributed network connected, ‘augmented by realistic special effects and accurate behavioral models’. Products that implement the OGC CDB 1.0 standard and pass the tests in the ETS can now be certified as OGC compliant. The ETS is downloadable on Github.

The OGC is also seeking public comment on the draft Zarr storage specification 2.0 OGC community standard. Zarr can represent large, multi-dimensional arrays of data in a simple, scalable way, and is compatible with cloud object storage, ‘making it ideal for analysis-ready geospatial data’. Zarr was originally developed by geneticist Alistair Miles of Oxford University as a library optimized for massively parallel array analytics. It has since grown into a community project with a range of developers and users from fields such as genomics, imaging, astronomy, physics, quantitative finance, oceanography, atmospheric science and geospatial imaging. Zarr is used in climate science, in the CMIP6 Google cloud public dataset, and in oceanography with the ECCOv4r3 ocean state estimator. Download Zarr here.

The PIDX international emissions transparency data exchange (ETDX) initiative is to extend to Scope 3 emissions reporting. PIDX has collaborated with the Open Group’s Open Footprint Forum and other emissions reporting initiatives to determine that ‘PIDX is most valuable to enable emissions reporting through commercial transactions’. The ETDX team has modeled use cases with real-world data to track a buyer’s scope 3 emissions, at the line-item level, throughout the supply chain. The ETDX project team is seeking participation from industry, ‘from standards organizations, operators, suppliers, and network providers alike’.

PIDX also recently updated its procedures for standards development. Amongst the many housekeeping changes, PIDX has updated its moniker, eliminating ‘Petroleum’ (the P in PIDX) and henceforth referring to ‘Energy’. The change was made in the light of ‘the move toward renewable energy and the digital transformation’. Details of the changes here. BTW, PIDX standards are ‘technologically agnostic and are free to use’. Access the PIDX standards here.

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