ISA committee to revise batch control standards
ISA’s SP88 batch control standards development committee has formed a working group to update the first two standards in the ISA-88 series. The update project will focus primarily on ANSI/ISA-88.01, Batch Control Part 1: Models and Terminology, but will also consider revisions to ANSI/ISA88.00.
ISA’s SP88 batch control standards development committee has formed a working group to update the first two standards in the ISA-88 series. The update project will focus primarily on ANSI/ISA-88.01, Batch Control Part 1: Models and Terminology, but will also consider revisions to ANSI/ISA88.00.02, Batch Control Part 2: Data Structures and Guidelines for Languages.
“ISA-88 has not only become the worldwide-accepted standard for batch control systems, but has also been applied in areas outside of batch,” said Dennis Brandl, ISA-SP88 chairman and president of BR&L Consulting. “This update project will clarify issues that have come up over the past several years in using the ISA-88 series. These may include terminology clarifications, documenting how the standard is applied in discrete and continuous manufacturing, enhanced definitions of equipment modules and control modules, and updates on the activity model to clarify alignment with the ISA-95 Part 3 Production Operations Management module.”
Rockwell Automation’s Paul Nowicki is leading the working group. Lynn Craig, ISA-SP88 Chairman Emeritus, serves as the lead editor.
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