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Automating Equipment Information Exchange (AEX)

Collaborating Organizations

American Petroleum Institute (API), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Design Institute for Physical Properties (DIPPR), Hydraulic Institute, Institute for Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), Process Industry Practices (PIP)

The AEX project works with FIATECH members, equipment manufacturers, software suppliers and industry associations to demonstrate interoperability through the use of AEX XML schemas - thereby accelerating the adoption across various equipment supply chains. The AEX project works with the American Petroleum Institute (API), Process Industry Practices (PIP) and the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to ensure that the AEX solutions support industry requirements, equipment datasheets and standards. The Hydraulic Institute, the industry association for pump manufacturers and related equipment and software suppliers collaborates with the AEX project on pump schemas, industry standards and guidelines and interoperability demonstrations. The AIChE Design Institute for Physical Properties (DIPPR) collaborated with AEX on schemas for material properties. The AEX project also works with other FIATECH projects to ensure close coordination on deliverables and to leverage the AEX results in other projects. This includes the Accelerating Deployment of ISO 15926 (ADI) project, the Global Valve Cross-reference e-Catalogue (GVCC) project, and updating of the Capital Projects Technology Roadmap.

Participants develop priority lists for additional equipment types for XML schema development; provide domain expertise, guidance and review of project technical work; undertake commercial usage pilot projects with AEX project team support; work with the pump manufacturers and the Hydraulic Institute (HI) Electronic Data Exchange Committee to develop HI standards on the use of the AEX schemas; work with equipment manufacturers and industry associations to develop common plans for extending and using AEX for interoperability across equipment supply chains; and work with standards groups, (e.g., API, ISA, ISO and PIP) to use AEX project results. If your company is a member of FIATECH and you would like to participate in this project, contact Sharon Bickford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information on becoming a member, contact FIATECH.