The MDIS network just completed a very successful interoperability test (IOP) in Amsterdam at its June meeting. The MCS-DCS Interface Standardization (MDIS) network was formed with involvement from key industry Subsea equipment vendors, Topside DCS vendors and Oil and Gas operating companies. Its stated goal is to standardize the interface between subsea systems and the topside-platform DCS system. This includes the both the communication (OPC UA) and the information model that is transferred.
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The following vendors attended and provided MDIS interfaces at the IOP: ABB, CSE W-Industries, ENGlobal, FMC, GE, Honeywell, Kongsberg, OneSubsea, Proserv, Siemens and Yokogawa. The goal of the testing was to verify the information model and to gain experience with the implementation requirements associated with the OPC UA Subsea to DCS interface communication.