Press release from ISA:
ISA Batch Standards Committee to Extend ISA 88 Series
Research Triangle Park, NC (2 May 2006) — The ISA-SP88 committee has
announced it is beginning work on Part 5 of the widely used ISA 88
series of standards.
The Part 5 standard, to be entitled “Modular Concepts for Automated
Control Systems,” will define methods for developing a library of
automation control components that can be supported by automation
vendors for all types of manufacturing.
“The components that we want to specify will provide a base of commonly
used automation functions that encourage modularity and define common
methods for component interaction in batch, continuous, and discrete
manufacturing,” said ISA-SP88 chair Dennis Brandl, President of BR&L
“Our goal is to provide standard terminology, command and control
functionality, a way to describe and identify each modular component, a
method for exchanging component definitions, and a method for
intercommunications between components,” said Dave Chappell of Procter &
Gamble, who will serve as the Part 5 Working Group chair.
Proposed tasks for the Part 5 Working Group include:
* Refining the ISA 88 models for automation across all types of
manufacturing. This will encourage and support a layered and hieratical
architecture that provides modularity and common methods for the
automation modules to interact with one another. This model will
encompass the control module, equipment module and unit layers in the
ISA 88 physical model.
* Refining the definitions in ISA 88 Part 1 that relate to coordination
control, recipe procedural control, equipment procedural control, and
* Developing method/approach that will guide the development of a
library of automation components which can be supported by all
automation vendors to provide a common base of functionality.
* Developing physical models that support the concepts of this standard
and can be used to clearly communicate the concepts and approaches for
batch, continuous and packaging.
* Refining the definitions of modes to support use across all of
manufacturing, and identifying the use of a “Mode-Matrix” as many types
of manufacturing use that description.
* Inclusion of any PackML guidelines which are consistent with ISA 88
The Working Group, currently recruiting volunteers, will meet 16-18 May
in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Anyone interested in participating in the meeting or becoming a member
of the Working Group should contact Charley Robinson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Chappell at email@example.com.
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