What is CFIHOS?CFIHOS (Capital Facilities Information HandOver Specification) for process industries aims to standardize the specification of project information handover requirements for operators, contractors, and equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The target is the domain of the process industries, including the oil and gas, chemicals and nuclear sectors.
After a start by USPI it now is project JIP36 under the auspices of IOGP (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers).
CFIHOS produced a large set of spreadsheets with a data dictionary of their data model and with reference data. With the exception of the spreadsheets about relationships between reference classes these have been mapped to ISO 15926 and can be accessed at http://data.15926.org/cfihos/ . Below a number of access links with some explanation is given.
The way the CFIHOS Reference Data Library has been set up is as follows:
It is assumed that for actual data hand-over the contents of the CFIHOS Reference Data Library shall be used exclusively. The contents of the ISO RDL can serve as a reference for further extension of the CFIHOS RDL.
Access linksHere are some useful access links for the contents of the CFIHOS V1.4 spreadsheets:
AccountSince the CFIHOS reference data aren't given as a taxonomy we had to add some superclasses. In general a data base table is considered to be an instance of dm:ClassOfClassOfInformationRepresentation, and so are its attributes. This also applies to the pick-lists, whereas for the pick-list values we selected the proper mapping to classes in the ISO 15926 RDL, be it as a part of the definition of those values. In the near future a mapping of these values to a (set of) ISO 15926-7 template(s) will be published. We will need to make some browser adaptations for that ontological information.
The definitions/descriptions are verbatim those given by CFIHOS. Where useful we have added a link to further, related, information.
The further RDL data in the CFIHOS spreadsheet columns may also be mapped to templates, although it isn't clear yet whether or not that will make much sense.
We made some improvement proposals to CFIHOS, such as to work with property sets for classes rather than with individual properties per class, and wait the outcome. This is reflected in some holds for now.