- By Renee Bassett
- October 05, 2020
Tales from the trenches by ISA volunteers setting the standard for automation
Compiled by Renee Bassett
Modeling the boundaries between enterprise systems and control systems. Defining automation and batch processing with an object-oriented design pattern. Putting industrial cybersecurity on the map. Developing the first safety instrumented systems standard for the process industries. Creating standards and technical reports for alarms, human-machine interfaces, continuous process procedures, and more. On all these topics and more, ISA has set the standard for industrial automation.
ISA standards help automation professionals streamline processes and improve industrial safety, efficiency, and profitability. Since 1949, ISA has been recognized as the expert source for instrumentation, control, and automation consensus industry standards. Today, as the Society celebrates its 75th anniversary, there are more than 150 ISA standards and technical reports reflecting the expertise of 4,000 industry experts around the world.
ISA standards committees welcome participation from automation professionals across the globe. One of the many benefits in volunteering is to help craft consensus, balanced standards that move industry forward. Visit www.isa.org/standards for more information on participating.
The following stories from ISA standards leaders highlight standards that have had great impact over the years.
- The ISA-95 Enterprise-Control System Integration standards
- ISA-5.1, Instrumentation Symbols and Identification
- The ISA-88 Batch Control standards
- The ISA-99 Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security standards
- ISA-84.1, Application of Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industries
- ISA-18.2, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries
- ISA-101.01, Human Machine Interfaces for Process Automation Systems
- ISA-108 and ISA-112: In development for intelligent device management, SCADA systems
- ISA-106, Procedures for Automating Continuous Process Operations
- ISA-76.00.02-2002: NeSSi
Contributors and contacts
- ISA-5.1 Tom McAvinew
- ISA-18.2 Nicholas P. Sands
- ISA-76 James F. Tatera
- ISA-84.1 Angela Summers and Paul Gruhn
- ISA-88 Dennis Brandl
- ISA-95 Chris Monchinski
- ISA-99 Eric Cosman
- ISA-101.01 Maurice Wilkins
- ISA-106 Bill Lydon
- ISA108 Ian Verhappen
- ISA-112 Ian Verhappen and Graham Nasby
- Charley Robinson, ISA Standards
More information: https://www.isa.org/standards-and-publications/isa-standards
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