ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
New ISA Standard Addresses Management of Batch Production Information from Multiple Control Systems
Research Triangle Park, NC (18 April 2006) - ISA-88.00.04-2006, Batch Control Part 4: Batch Production Records, is the latest in the widely used series of batch control standards from ISA. The new standard provides a detailed definition for batch production records, establishing a reference model for developing applications for the storage and/or exchange of batch production records. Implementations based upon the standard will allow retrieval, analysis, and reporting of selected batch production record data.
"The new Part 4 standard addresses the major problem of managing production information from multiple different control systems," stated
ISA-SP88 Chairman Dennis Brandl of BR&L Consulting. "It defines a structure for preserving production information in a vendor-independent manner, and was designed to meet regulatory requirements related to data collection and retention. The planned XML implementation of the standard will provide vendors and end users a valuable method for long-term retention of searchable production information."
Although the new standard is intended primarily for batch processes, it may be of considerable value for other types of processes, Brandl added.
The standard is the fourth in ISA Batch Control Standards series, which also includes:
*ANSI/ISA-88.01-1995, Batch Control Part 1: Models and Terminology
*ANSI/ISA88.00.02-2001, Batch Control Part 2: Data Structures and Guidelines for Languages.
*ANSI/ISA88.00.03-2003, Batch Control Part 3: General and Site Recipe Models and Representation
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WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
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