Production & Maintenance Information Standards Review and Prioritized Use Cases for Developing Data Exchange & Communication Systems

This report is the deliverable for Milestone 3.1.1 of the FEnEx CRC’s Commonwealth Grant Agreement. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is transforming businesses by bringing real‐time data and intelligence during the lifecycle of a plant or facility. Interoperability among systems involved in this data exchange is essential but represents one of the biggest obstacles faced adopters of Industry 4.0 technologies. Ideally interoperability can be achieved through the use of standards. However, while individual standards usually enable cost savings in discrete functional domains, much greater benefits are achieved as multiple standard groups collaborate in appropriate industry‐focused and cross‐industry efforts. However, no standards‐based architecture exists for achieving interoperability among various components of an enterprise business system. The OIIE (Open Industrial Interoperability Ecosystem) is a step towards this goal, combining a portfolio of existing standards to achieve systems of systems interoperability in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, public utilities and other asset‐intensive industries.

This OIIE Use Case architecture is applied to capture and document industry requirements elicited from various joint working groups with industry partners. Four use cases were prioritised, namely – purchasing, capital project asset installation, predictive maintenance and analytics in risk modelling and assessment. Interoperable data exchange is also essential for the realization of digital ecosystem with relevant standards and specifications reviewed. Accordingly, the OpenO&M ISBM specification and its relationship with other popular IoT protocols like MQTT, AMQP etc. are presented and compared.


  • Dr Karamjit Kaur, FEnEx CRC Foundation Fellow & University of South Australia
  • Prof Markus Stumptner, University of South Australia & FEnEx CRC Program 3 Leader


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