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The ISA88 standards committee, Batch Control, will soon begin work in concert with IEC SC65A on an update of Batch Control Part 1: Models and Terminology. The standard, last published as ANSI/ISA-88.00.01 in 2010, defines reference models for batch and related procedure-oriented manufacturing as used in the process industries and terminology that helps explain the relationships between those models and terms.

Leading the collaboration will be David Board of Rockwell Automation in the U.K. He will serve as both the chair of the ISA88 committee and convenor of the related working group within IEC SC65A, which is MT 61512. Board has previously served as a working group leader within ISA101, Human-Machine Interface, for which he received an ISA Standards & Practices Department Award in 2017 for his leadership in developing ISA-TR101.02, HMI Usability and Performance.

Following the revision of Part 1, work is expected to begin on updating the other standards in the ISA-88 series. These include:

  • Batch Control Part 2: Data Structures and Guidelines for Languages 
  • Batch Control Part 3: General and Site Recipe Models and Representation
  • Batch Control Part 4: Batch Production Records

All of the ISA-88 standards may be accessed online. ISA88, like all ISA standards committees, is open to all who are interested. Please contact Charley Robinson for information or to join ISA88.

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