DEXPI – Data Exchange in the Process Industry

The objective of the DEXPI initative is to develop and promote a general data exchange standard for the process industry, covering all phases of the lifecycle of a (petro-)chemical plant, ranging from specification of functional requirements to assets in operation. Currently, the focus of the DEXPI initiative is the exchange of Piping and Instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs).


Mission Statements

“First big step for P&ID interoperability in 2015”
(Heiner Temmen, Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH)

“Interoperability is one of our professions.”
(Marcus Elo, Siemens)

“Intergraph support the DEXPI initiative as it will provide data exchange between different (vendors) systems and herewith allow our customers better flexibility and enabling them to meet their business goals.”
(Paul Snijder, Intergraph)

“Support of Industry standards is part of Autodesk strategy to foster a better collaboration in projects. As there is currently no common standard to exchange intelligent (semantic) PID’s, we are happy to be part of the DEXPI initiative to develop such a standard.”
(Reiner Meyer-Rössl, Autodesk)

“The P&ID is the plant’s birth certificate and represents its most valuable components, up to 90% of its total value. The DEXPI unified data exchange format makes it possible to use the right tool for the right task. This game changing innovation ensures easy communication between different departments and contractors and enables the creation of exciting business models.”
(Wolfgang Welscher, X-Visual Technologies GmbH)

“The goal of VTT as a member of the DEXPI group is to help the establishment of the DEXPI specification as an open standard way for accessing industrial design data. This technology can enable interoperability between CAE tools but also the use of that data as source information for other design disciplines or lifecycle phases of a system.”
(Nikolaos Papakonstantinou, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)

“DEXPI has the power to enable semantic interoperability as research in direct application with the industry”
(Michael Wiedau, RWTH Aachen University)


These are the latest News of the DEXPI initiative: