IEC 61968:2019 specifies the information content of a set of message types that can be used to support many of the business functions related to records and asset management. Typical uses of the message types defined in this document include network extension planning, copying feeder or other network data between systems, network or diagram edits and asset inspection. Message types defined in other parts of IEC 61968 may also be relevant to these use cases.
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2007. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) removal of edition 1 profiles whose functionality has been superseded by other parts of IEC 61970 and IEC 61968 standards. In particular, NetworkDataSet and ChangeSet have been superseded by standards such as CDPSM (IEC 61968-13) and other ongoing efforts such as change modelling; and Presentation has been superseded by Diagram Layout Profile (IEC 61970-453);
b) revision of the edition 1 profiles AssetList, AssetCatalogue and TypeAssetCatalogue to realign with current use cases and the latest CIM UML release. These profiles are based on an old version of CIM UML and many of the classes in these profiles are no longer in the recent CIM UMLs;
c) addition of several new profiles to enable the exchange of asset condition data, analytics results and alerts, assets' physical, functional and lifecycle details, and assets' work;
d) informative annexes on how this document can be used to enable strategic asset management;
e) informative annexes with illustrative examples for the application of this document;
f) scope coordinated with IEC 61968-13 where applicable;
g) use cases in IEC 62559-2 use case template;
h) traceability of use cases to IEC 62913-2-1 use cases.