Intelligent Equipment Accelerator

Capture and analyze sensor data in real-time from your IoT devices with TIBCO's Intelligent Equipment Accelerator. Integrate through industry-standard protocols like OPC UA, OSI PI, MQTT, and Web Services, or build your own. Apply custom validations, cleansing policies, rules, and feature statistics to data feeds to identify trends and gain insight.

Compatible Products

TIBCO Spotfire® TIBCO® Streaming

Provider

TIBCO Software

Compatible Versions

Software Minimum Version
TIBCO ComputeDB (optional) 1.2.0
TIBCO EBX (optional) 5.9.7
TIBCO Enterprise Message Service Server 8.5.1
TIBCO Patterns Search 5.5.0
TIBCO Spotfire Analyst 10.7.0
TIBCO Spotfire Server 10.7.0
TIBCO Streaming 10.5.0
TIBCO Streaming Artifact Management Server 1.5.0

License

TIBCO Component Exchange License

Overview

The Intelligent Equipment Accelerator contains components to monitor of sensor data from telemetry-enabled equipment and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. User-defined data sources can be created using industry-standard protocols like OSI PI and OPC UA, or general messaging middleware like JMS, FTL, and MQTT. Data is validated and cleansed with user-configured modules. Customizable business rules and featurization modules can be built and defined in Streaming EventFlow and then attached to data feeds using configuration to capture real-time insights in the data stream. Both Spotfire and web dashboards are provided to visualize these insights and give the opportunity to take action.

Support Details

The list of Supported Versions represents the TIBCO product versions that were used to build the currently released version of this accelerator.  We expect newer versions of the TIBCO products will also work.  Please see the wiki page for the accelerator for possible further details around product versions.

Accelerators are provided as fast start templates and design pattern examples and are supported as delivered. Please join the Community to discuss the use and implementation of the Intelligent Equipment Accelerator.
 

License Details

Component Exchange License

Release(s)

Release v3.1.0

Published: March 2020

Documentation in the form of a Quick Start Guide is available by downloading the full Accelerator distribution package.

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Intelligent Equipment Accelerator


Overview

The Intelligent Equipment Accelerator provides a reference architecture and code assets for building telemetry monitoring solutions inside of equipment hierarchies. It is primarily configuration-driven which allows a flexible object hierarchy based on the generic concept of Entities. Attached to these Entities are Devices which represent data producing sensors. The platform illustrates how capturing sensor telemetry can be used to gain business insights.

This video demonstrates the accelerator in action:

 

What's New

(since the last release of Intelligent Equipment Accelerator 3.0.0)

March 11, 2020, release of Intelligent Equipment Accelerator 3.1.0

  • Upgraded to latest Streaming 10.5.0, EBX 5.9.7, EMS 8.5.1, Patterns 5.5.0
  • Tested with ComputeDB 1.2.0 as historical and metadata repository data stores
  • Modified operations dashboards to use Spotfire DXPs via WebPlayer rather than HTML5 UI widgets
  • Optimized LDM tables to reduce duplication and improve startup performance

Business Scenario

Pretty much all modern equipment are instrumented in some way with a variety of telemetry captured from sensors, from cars to electronics to lightbulbs. Gathering this data and making sense of it all is a key problem for owners of this equipment. Once data is captured either on edge devices or within a core infrastructure, it then becomes a challenge to detect patterns and meaningful behaviours from the noise. Through the use of rule-based systems and data science models, actionable insights can be gleaned. That allows the ability to take action in developing situations, or just capture the data to refine models for future improvements to the system.

Concepts

The Intelligent Equipment Accelerator has a generic data model that is configuration driven. At the top level there are two main concepts:

Devices -- are anything that produce a stream of data. Also known as sensors. Typically produce data triplets at high frequency, consisting of a unique identifier, a timestamp, and a data value. Devices are attached to a single Entity, but an Entity can have multiple Devices.

Entities -- are anything else. This can be factories, production lines, equipment, aircraft, buses, ovens, drilling rigs... anything. Organized into hierarchies, one entity may have a single parent, but multiple children.

To help with configuration, the accelerator also supports Templates and Instances. 

Instances -- are physical example of a Device or Entity, equivalent in object-oriented programming to an Object Instance. They are linked to a single Template, have a physical location, and a unique identifier like a serial number.

Templates -- definition of common properties for all Instances of a given Template, equivalent in object-oriented programming to a Class. May also be known as a type. Will not have a physical location or a unique identifier like a serial number (but could be a unique model number).

So this configuration looks like this:

In addition, users can configure Modules which link to physical EventFlow application modules implementing specific business rules or interfaces. These may be implemented as Data Source ModulesValidation Modules, Cleansing ModulesRule Modules, and Statistic Modules. These modules are then linked to Devices and Device Templates so they are called during the processing of data from these data sources.

The accelerator captures data feeds from configured Devices as readings or summaries. It also captures data feeds for status and attribute changes, as well as part produced and part summary messages. Combining all this information together it computes metrics and publishes alerts in response to configured business rules. 

Benefits and Business Value

Most modern equipment today are instrumented with some sort of sensor. We can use the streaming data from these sensors, combined with context information from various systems to gain a complete real-time view of all operations in order to rapidly resolve current issues and intervene to address preventable problems before they occur.

Technical Scenario

The accelerator demonstrates real-time monitoring and alerting for two different use cases.

The first use case is a field operations monitoring and management case for an oil production company. They are monitoring the performance of electric submersible pumps (ESPs) which are down-hole pump equipment inside oilwells. A failure pattern has been detected through an analytics exercise that indicates when there is a rise is intake pressure and a corresponding drop in motor current draw this indicates an impending failure. When this pattern is detected, this gives the operator an opportunity to schedule downtime for pump maintenance rather than waiting for the pump to fail. The accelerator is configured with a simple hierarchy of ESPs and both pressure and motor amps devices.  

A recorded dataset is provided for pressure and current data which can be replayed through the simulator. Several wells will exhibit the failure pattern over time and raise alerts for each of the devices and the overall pump based on featurized data. 

The second use case is a set of gas power plants across Europe. Each plant has 5 different producing lines, and each line has 6 different burners. These are models as entities in a hierarchy, along with devices at various levels. A simple k-means clustering model has been developed which will look at a subset of the device data and come up with a classification for the state of the production line. This classification gives an indication of how the line is performing and what the potential emissions impact will be.

Again, a recorded dataset is provided for each of the devices which can be replayed through the simulator.

At the heart of the accelerator is the Event Manager which is implemented using StreamBase. This is a series of EventFlow applications that receive Reports from various sources and perform the required business logic. The Event Manager includes extension points for validations, cleansing, rules, and statistics that allow users to configure their own logic modules and attach them to the data stream. 

As data flows through the system, it is passed through to a real-time datamart implemented using Live Datamart and displayed on a real-time dashboard implemented using the LiveView JS API and a fully custom HTML5 application. This application is also used by administrators to configure the entity and device hierarchy, and attach logic modules to data flows.

Components

Software Minimum Version
TIBCO ComputeDB (optional) 1.2.0
TIBCO EBX (optional) 5.9.7
TIBCO Enterprise Message Service Server 8.5.1
TIBCO Patterns Search 5.5.0
TIBCO Spotfire Analyst 10.7.0
TIBCO Spotfire Server 10.7.0
TIBCO Streaming 10.5.0
TIBCO Streaming Artifact Management Server 1.5.0

Documentation

Documentation Quick Start Guide is available by downloading the full Accelerator distribution package from here . The license file for this component is here.

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