Industry Collaboration

The industry has been successfully collaborating for decades to develop a standardized approach to data exchange and interoperability. This page contains descriptions and links to important industry consortiums, associations and standards bodies.

Fiatech is an international community of passionate stakeholders working together to lead global development and adoption of innovative practices and technologies to realize the highest business value throughout the life cycle of capital assets.  Fiatech is transforming the world’s infrastructure delivery and operations through innovation.

Of particular interest to the iRING community is the Fiatech element 9 roadmap, Lifecycle Data Management and Information Integration. This roadmap provides the standards, models, classifications and other mechanisms for both data management and information exchange for the industry.

POSC Caesar Association (PCA) is a non-profit global-standardization member organization that promotes the development of open specifications to be used as standards for enabling the interoperability of data, software and related matters. PCA initiated the “ISO 15926 Integration of life-cycle data for process plants including oil and gas production facilities” and is committed to its maintenance and enhancement.


OpenO&M is an initiative of multiple industry standards organizations to provide a harmonized set of standards for the exchange of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) data and associated context. OpenO&M is an open, collaborative, effort composed of diverse groups of relevant organizations and subject matter experts organized in industry specific Joint Working Groups (JWG) that are focused on enabling O&M application interoperability.

International Standards Organization (ISO 15926)

The ISO 15926 is titled: “Industrial automation systems and integration—Integration of life-cycle data for process plants including oil and gas production facilities” is the international standard for data integration, sharing, exchange, and hand-over between computer systems.

iRINGTools User Group is an online community of users, companies, and organizations that have common interest in solutions that implement iRING protocols to address their information interoperability and integration challenges. The community is delivering fully operational software products and reference data content and services that provide seamless interoperability via the ISO 15926, Part 7, 8, & 9 standards. Participants can seek and provide, guidance and support, from and to the online community and access open source software tools to shorten development time.

The iRINGTools User Group facilitates communication and collaboration, drives the extension of ISO 15926 reference data and information modeling, drives the direction of iRINGTools open source tools, manages the iRINGSandbox services, maintains a live iRING reference system, establishes iRING certification tools, and provides requirements to the developers of the ISO 15926 standard.