object network

Plant Maintenance (PM)

The linking of several technical objects in an overall structure that has the form of a network

An object network can either consist only of pieces of equipment or onlyof functional locations. Two objects are always linked to one another by an object link.

An object network can be subdivided into several sub-networks. The sub-networks do not have to be directly linked to one another.

You can use object networks to structure your technical systems horizontally.

Example:

Several pylons are linked by electric cables as a network. Both the pylons and the cables are represented in the system as pieces of equipment. All the pylons and cables that are linked form the overall network "Electricity network". Some of the linked pylons and cables that can be divided into particular areas are sub-networks of the overall network.