The CEN ORCHID WS project has been executed in the period 2009-2010. It delivered an update of the UPSI-NL roadmap for plant life cycle data for the European context. The resulting roadmap consists of three documents:

  1. Direction & Framework
  2. Implementation guide
  3. Standards landscape


Roadmap: Direction & Framework


The Orchid roadmap Part 1: Direction & Framework provides the main phases process industry is taking in progressing plant engineering information management with a view to standardisation. It provides a maturity requirement model for assessing what maturity a company has in practice and where industry stands as a whole in the roadmap.

The guide focuses on implementation of the roadmap in companies with emphazis on teh comning 2-3 years. It uses the examples of companies that have sucessfully inmplemented plant and product information standards the past years. By analysing the maturity steps those cpmpanies took, advise can be given to other conmapnies to have the same succes, of course in their own environment.

Standards landscape
Over the past 15 years many standards have been built bu several standardisation consortia. A thorough analysis of these has been made, standards have been classified by type of standard abnmd by usefulness to process industry. Standards have also been connected to the normalised engineering activites model generated by PISTEP in 1996.

You will be able to download the standards documents here and provide your own input. Please submit your inout to Wolfgang Wilkes, Semaino, University of Hagen (wolfgang.wilkes add fernuni-hagen.de) who collects the information for update of the documents.

Orchid conference 19-20 May 2010, Monheim Germany
You will be able to download the programme and presentations of the Orchid conference here