WG 1.3 Information Management and Tools


The "Information Management and Tools" working group addresses issues including the following topics in the context of its experience exchange, its concept developments, formulation of requirements to be met by automation solutions and its involvement in national and international standardisation:

  • The Digital Twin in Process Industry as far as E&I is concerned
  • Replacement of document handover by data handover
  • Choosing the necessary information data models from national and international standards to cover all information that is needed by Digital Twins
  • Proofing the compatibility of information models to each other
  • Interface to other NAMUR WG which create specific information models
  • Interface to NAMUR WG 1.1 which develops change processes for information models


The use of harmonized, standardized and continuously updates data models and the definition of harmonized structures during the complete lifecycle

  • allows a fast access to all data and documents of a device in a maintenance case,
  • prevents the operators from a long-during as-built-status-check before optimizing, extending or rebuilding the plant,
  • creates a better integration method of engineering data, and, thus,
  • improves the change between planning and operating a plant because of a lower error rate and a shorter commissioning.

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

No. ▾ Title Edition Responsible Subject area Info
0100NE 100 Use of Lists of Properties in Process Control Engineering Workflows
Nutzung von Merkmalleisten im PLT-Engineering-Workflow
WG 1.3 Engineering Abstract
0139NE 139 Information Interfaces in Process Automation – Operational Properties
Informationsschnittstellen in der Prozessautomatisierung – Betriebliche Eigenschaften
WG 1.3 Systems Abstract
0159NE 159 Standardized NAMUR interface for data exchange between CAE systems for Process Design and CAE systems for PCT Hardware Planning
Standardisierte NAMUR-Schnittstelle für den Datenaustausch zwischen CAE-Systemen der Verfahrensauslegung und der PLT-Hardware-Planung
WG 1.3 Engineering Abstract
0160NE 160 A Reference Model for Generic Procedure Descriptions
Ein Referenzmodell für allgemeine Prozedurbeschreibungen
WG 1.3 Engineering Abstract


Dr. Andreas Schüller
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