Category Archive: Standards

Nov
24

Migration of Existing Control System Tools to FDI

Since the announcement of the Field Device Integration effort at the Interkama/Hannover trade fair in 2007, many companies have contributed to the development of the Field Device Integration (FDI) standard, IEC 62769. This standard is scheduled to be released in 2015. One of the objectives of the ISA104 committee, Device Integration, is to adopt and …

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Apr
21

IEC 61987 – List of Properties (LOP)

IEC List of Properties Standard 61987

During the TC65 Plenary meeting each working group gives an activity report that summarizes the status of standards that are being developed or updated. At the Hamburg meeting, March 31- April 4th I was a delegate to the SC65B and SC65C meeting and lead the US delegation in the SC65E meeting. The reports by Peer …

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Apr
14

IEC TC65 Standards Work

IEC Webstore

The international standards for industrial-process measurement, control and automation are developed through IEC TC65. As stated on the IEC web site, the standards developed by TC65 address systems and elements used for industrial-process measurement and control concerning continuous and batch processes. These standards address equipment and systems operating with electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical or other …

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Apr
07

TC65 Plenary Meeting

SC65E Meeting Hamburg Germany

Many of the international standards that we depend on in the process industry were created by working groups within IEC TC65: Industrial-process measurement, control and automation. IEC TC65 holds a plenary meeting every two years to review the status of work to develop or update international standards. The most recent plenary meeting was held March …

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Jan
06

Finding a Patent

Patent Office

When exploring a new area of technology, it is often helpful to find out what patents have been granted or are pending. The patent office allows anyone to explore the patent office database free of charge. A quick search capability is provide that allows you to easily find out what patent have been granted to …

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Dec
02

FDI for Device Integration

FDI Meets Plant Device Integration Needs

The scope of the ISA104 committee, Device Integration, was modified last year to include adoption and support of the Field Device Integration (FDI) standard (IEC 62769). To help promote the benefits of FDI technology in the process industry, four members of the ISA104 committee worked together this year to write and present a paper on …

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Nov
25

ISA104 Meeting at ISA Automation Week

Field Device Integration (FDI)

The ISA104 standard committee, Device Integration, met on Monday, November 4th, in conjunction with ISA Automation Week in Nashville, TN. The ISA104 committee consists of 30 people from the USA, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, UK, China, Canada, and Columbia that have varied backgrounds in industry and universities. Committee members that could not travel to Nashville …

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Oct
21

ISA Automation Week – Nov 5-7

2319-AW-panel-for-2013

ISA Automation Week is one of the major conferences conducted each year in North American. This year the conference will be held November 5-7 at the Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN. The convention center is convenient to reach – just eight miles away from the Nashville International Airport. A number of standards groups conduct meetings …

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Dec
17

Future Technology Trends

Karl Astrom

Professor Åström is well known throughout the world for his work in process control. The book he co-authored with Tore Hägglund, Advanced PID Control, is one of the most comprehensive texts on this topic. In the early 1990’s Professor Åström was a consultant to the Emerson team that did the basic research for the development …

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Dec
10

Foundation Book Promotional Kit

Foundaton Book Display

The single loop and multi-loop control techniques most often used in automating continuous and batch processes are addressed in the book Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes. Similarly, the advanced control techniques that are most often utilized in the process industry are addressed in the book Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and …

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