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PI Bailey Sem API Interface Manual
Interface to the PI System

Windows Version

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Reference Manuals 1

Supported Features 2

Diagram of Hardware Connection 5

Principles of Operation 7

Installation Checklist 9

Windows 9

Interface Installation on Windows 11

Naming Conventions and Requirements 11

Interface Directories 11

The PIHOME Directory Tree 11

Interface Installation Directory 12

Interface Installation Procedure 12

Installing the Interface as a Windows Service 12

Installing Interface Service with PI ICU 12

Installing the Interface Service Manually 14

Testing Connection to ICI 17

Digital States 19

PointSource 21

PI Point Configuration 23

Point Attributes 23

Tag 23

PointSource 23

PointType 23

Location1 23

Location2 24

Location3 24

Location4 24

Location5 24

InstrumentTag 25

ExDesc 25

Scan 26

SourceTag 26

Shutdown 27

Output Points 27

Trigger Method 1 (Recommended) 27

Trigger Method 2 28

Bailey Point Types 29

Supported Input Point Types (Bailey Data to PI) 29

Output Point Types (PI Data to Bailey) 30

Detailed Description of Bailey Point Types 30

Tag Configuration from Bailey Database 39

Performance Point Configuration 41

I/O Rate Tag Configuration 43

Monitoring I/O Rates on the Interface Node 43

Configuring I/O Rate Tags with PI ICU (Windows) 43

Configuring I/O Rate Tags Manually 45

Configuring the PI Point on the PI Server 45

Configuring on the Interface Node 45

Startup Command File 47

Configuring the Interface with PI ICU 47

Basemapi Interface Page 49

General Tab 49

Failover / Debug Tab 52

Command-line Parameters 54

Sample blysem.bat File 59

Interface Node Clock 61

Windows 61

Security 63

Windows 63

Starting / Stopping the Interface on Windows 65

Starting Interface as a Service 65

Stopping Interface Running as a Service 65

Buffering 67

Configuring Buffering with PI ICU (Windows) 67

Configuring Buffering Manually 70

Example piclient.ini File 71

Restrictions and Other Information 73

Exclusive Control of ICI Device 73

Interface and semAPI Version Compatibility 73

OSM01 Not Recommended 73

semAPI 1.2 Disconnection Problems 73

Timeout in the Middle of the Connect Point Command 73

Adaptec 2940 U SCSI, 50-pin Card with the ICI03 73

Install the semAPI Device Driver as a Service 74

Invalid Security Device Present 74

Appendix A:
Error and Informational Messages 77

Message Logs 77

Messages 77

System Errors and PI Errors 77

Revision History 79

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