• Standards & Practices Department 

    The ISA Standards & Practices Department recommends policy and provides guidance for ISA standards and practices activities, including ISA staff and standards committees. The Standards & Practices Department is responsible for preparing and publishing ISA standards that meet ISA, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements for due process and criteria for approval. The Standards & Practices Department applies for and maintains ISA’s accreditation as an ANSI standards developing organization. Liaison and cooperative action is maintained with other organizations.

    The Standards & Practices Department and its committees focus on the development, adoption, review and revision of various national and international standards of interest to Society members.

    The Standards & Practices Department and standards committees coordinate and develop documents defined as follows:

    STANDARD:  A document that embodies requirements that, if not followed, could directly affect safety, interchangeability, performance, or test results. In general, such requirements should already be widely recognized and used.

    RECOMMENDED PRACTICE: A document that embodies recommendations that are likely to change because of technological progress or user experience, or which must be modified often once in use to accommodate specific needs or problems of the user of the document.

    TECHNICAL REPORT:  A document that embodies informative material; for example, reports of technical research, tutorials, factual data obtained from a survey, or information on the “state-of-the-art” in relation to standard(s) on a particular subject.

    Standing Committees

    Standards & Practices Executive Committee

    The Standards & Practices Executive Committee is authorized to act for the department between its regular meetings to carry out the policies of the department. The committee develops, reviews, and recommends proposed policies for department approval.

    Standards Committees

    ISA Standards Committees form the consensus bodies for standards developed under the ANSI Essential Requirements. Click here for a listing of ISA Standards Committees.

    Committee Tools

  • Committee Documents

    Committee documents are added as they become available. Some documents are for ISA members only and require that you log in to view.

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  • Contacts

    Standards and Practices Dept VP
    Christian Monchinski


    Director
    Don Bartusiak


    Director
    Dennis Brandl


    Director
    Patricia Brett


    Director
    Eric Cosman


    Director
    Donald Dunn


    Director
    James Federlein


    Director
    Bridget Fitzpatrick


    Director
    Jean-Pierre Hauet


    Director
    James (Jim) Jamison


    Director
    David Lee


    Director
    Greg Lehmann


    Director
    Thomas McAvinew


    Director
    Vincent Mezzano


    Director
    Graham Nasby


    Director
    Mark Nixon


    Director
    Dale Reed


    Director
    Nicholas Sands


    Director
    Hisashi Sasajima


    Director
    Ted Schnaare


    Director
    Herman Storey


    Director
    James Tatera


    Director
    Ian Verhappen


    Director
    David Visnich


    Director
    Ingo Weber


    Director
    Warren Weidman


    Director
    Joseph Weiss


    Director
    Maurice Wilkins


    Standards and Practices Dept VP-elect
    Dennis Zetterberg


    Webmaster
    Eric Cosman


    Staff Contact
    Charley Robinson