New ISA Technical Report on work processes in continuous process automation

  • August 10, 2017
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The ISA106 standards committee, Procedure Automation for Continuous Process Operations, has completed a new technical report that describes work processes involved with automating procedures that monitor and control continuous processes. The technical report applies to new process facilities as well as to control upgrades to existing facilities.

ISA-TR106.00.02-2017, Procedure Automation for Continuous Process Operations – Work Processes, is not intended to instruct organizations how to identify and justify projects or provide the details of work processes, but rather to set forth a generic set of work processes that provide guidance for procedure automation project execution phases. The primary intended audience is technical managers, project managers and engineering personnel responsible for the automation of continuous process operations in new and existing plants.

The new technical report uses models and terminology from ISA-TR106.00.01-2013, Procedure Automation for Continuous Process Operations – Models and Terminology. The earlier technical report should be read to understand the meanings of these terms and models.

For information on viewing or obtaining ISA-TR100.20.01-2017, visit For information on ISA100, contact Charley Robinson, ISA Standards,