WG 1.4 Asset Administration Shell


The working group "Asset Administration Shell" deals with the Asset Administration Shell (AAS) developed by Plattform Industrie 4.0 as a solution to implement the digital twin of process automation equipment. The goals are:

  • Develop a common understanding of the terms, sub models and related initiatives
  • Definition of use cases of AAS from the perspective of PCT engineering and facility operations
  • Development of recommendations for the application of AAS, if necessary in cooperation with other NAMUR working groups
  • Exemplary implementations of AAS at member companies
  • Collaboration with other associations to place NAMUR interests


  • Information provided by the equipment manufacturer in form of an AAS can be used during the whole life cycle
  • Uniform NAMUR requirements facilitate cooperation for member companies as well as manufacturers and service providers
  • The Digital Twin with its communication capability is the breakthrough technology for Industry 4.0

Recommendations and worksheets

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

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