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A version control system helps to keep track of versions of process plant items that may represent, or be capable of representing, entities in a process plant. The process plant items may comprise, for example, module objects which may be capable of specifically representing process entities of the process plant. These module objects may be created from module class objects which may be capable of generically representing process entities of the process plant. Version data is stored and associated with a module object. The version data may comprise data indicative of a version of a module class object that was used to create the module object. The version data may also comprise data indicative of a version of the module object. Configuration systems, version control systems, viewing systems, debugging systems, run-time monitoring systems, asset management systems, etc., may examine or permit viewing of the version control data associated with an item.

Title
Version control for objects in a process plant configuration system
Application Number
10/853668
Publication Number
7117052 (B2)
Application Date
May 25, 2004
Publication Date
October 3, 2006
Inventor
Robert B Havekost
Elgin
TX, US
Herschel O Koska
San Marcos
TX, US
Michael G Ott
Austin
TX, US
Dennis L Stevenson
Round Rock
TX, US
Jian Li
Austin
TX, US
Larry O Jundt
Round Rock
TX, US
Mark J Nixon
Round Rock
TX, US
Arthur Webb
Manila
PH
J Michael Lucas
Leicestershire
GB
Agent
Marshall Gerstein & Borun
Assignee
Fisher Rosemount Systems
TX, US
IPC
G05B 9/02
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