Most time spent working in the Flow Config tool is invariably spend working in the Model tab.
One of the key features of the Flow Information Platform is its ability to structure and contextualize information against an Information Model. This model forms the foundation against which data is consolidated, cleaned and stored.
The Information Model in Flow provides:
- context and structure
- standard naming abstraction above the data sources (e.g. provide an easy-to-understand name for a measure regardless of the underlying tagname in the control system)
Typically, the Information Model represents the physical and departmental model of your production facility. However, Flow allows this model to be completely flexible where required. It is advisable to:
- follow a standard structure like ISA-88 or ISA-95
- define a measure naming standard early in your configuration process
See the following articles for more information about working in the Model View: