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Dynamic hierarchical measurement point entry

I have an interesting requirement to enter measurement documents for plant maintenance measurement points across multiple levels of the asset hierarchy.

I have looked at creating a measurement point list, but unfortunately these don't update when you swap out one piece of equipment for another.

We have railway locomotives with asset structure which I have simplified below:-

Railway Diesel Electric Locomotive (functional location)

-----------> Engine (equipment)

-----------> Bogie 1 (equipment)

---------------------> Wheel set 1 (equipment)

---------------------> Wheel set 2 (equipment)

---------------------> Wheel set 3 (equipment)

---------------------> Traction motor 1 (equipment)

---------------------> Traction motor 2 (equipment)

---------------------> Traction motor 3 (equipment)

-----------> Bogie 2 (equipment)

---------------------> Wheel set 1 (equipment)

---------------------> Wheel set 2 (equipment)

---------------------> Wheel set 3 (equipment)

---------------------> Traction motor 1 (equipment)

---------------------> Traction motor 2 (equipment)

---------------------> Traction motor 3 (equipment)

The we have various measurement points at each level of the hierarchy. Different bogies and wheel sets can be swapped out through maintenance.

Is there an easy way to present the all the measurement points to the maintenance engineer by specifying nothing else but the top level locomotive id?

I have looked at the following options:-

  • Creating a measurement point entry list - this works but every time we swap out an equipment the list has to be changed.
  • Display all measurement points for the equipment or functional location - only displays all measurement points for that specific asset - does not explode down the hierarchy.
  • transaction code IL07 and IE07 ( multilevel display) for equipments and measurement points - only explodes the measurement points for the highest node.
  • Structural display for functional location IH01 - no measurement points available.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I would like to avoid building something ourselves if there is an option in the standard system.

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    Posted on Aug 13, 2018 at 05:40 PM

    Hi Andrew,

    I guess in standard not possible, to make it easy for utilities industry, we have developed a upload program to load the measurement document using excel sheet.

    Regards

    Terence

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  • Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 02:31 AM

    Anyone found a solution to this problem or something similar that does not involve an upload script?

    Andrew Scott

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