Version control for objects in a process plant configuration system

  • US 7,117,052 B2
  • Filed: 05/25/2004
  • Issued: 10/03/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An object entity for use in configuring a process plant, the object entity comprising:

  • a computer readable memory;

    a class object stored on the computer readable memory, the class object generically representing a process entity within the process plant and including;

    a first memory storage adapted to store indications of one or more process elements making up the process entity;

    a second memory storage adapted to store a reference to one or more module objects, each module object created from the class object to include indications of one or more specific process elements conforming to the one or more process elements making up the process entity and programming tied to the one or more specific process elements to be executed during operation of the process plant; and

    a third memory storage adapted to store data indicative of a version of the class object.

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