Category Archive: Standards


Display content – part 1

Last week the topic was mobile. The discussion focused on different views such as display lists and alarm lists. These views provide the user with information specific to what they are interested in. In the last blog I said I would talk about display content.  To begin this discusstion I’ll start with a refinery and …

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Retirement, Fond Memories

I am retiring from Emerson later this month. It has been a real pleasure working at Emerson and to share with subscribers of this blog some of my work on control and simulation. I greatly appreciate the many opportunities I had to help shape the control capability in DeltaV, to lead the function block application …

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Automatic Control: Future Challenges, Solutions, and Systems

I had the pleasure of attending the Second International Conference on Event-Based Control, Communication and Signal Processing EBCCSP2016, Krakow, Poland, June 13-15, 2016. On the first day of the conference I gave an industrial keynote presentation on Automatic Control: Future Challenges, Solutions, and Systems. Also, Willy Wojsznis attended the conference and presented a paper. Below …

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Industry 4.0 – Standardization Roadmap

The ISA104 committee, Device Integration, is exploring the role that existing IEC standards ( EDDL – IEC61804 and FDI – IEC 62769) play when addressing IoT and Industry 4.0. Thus, in the committee’s March 24th , 2016 meeting the invited speaker was Professor Christian Diedrich, ifak, Germany. Christian is one of the co-authors of the …

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Defining an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things

The ISA104 committee, Device Integration, normally meets via WebEx each quarter. However, once per year we have a face-to-face meeting in conjunction with the ISA Fall Leaders Meeting. This year ISA104 committee met on October 12 at the Fall Leaders Meeting held in Louisville, KY. As part of the ISA104 meeting we review work we …

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Invited Talk – FDI, EDDL, and the FieldComm Group

Marty Zielinski, Chair of the FieldComm Group’s Strategic Technology Committee, was the invited speaker for the ISA104 Teleconference Meeting held on March 16th, 2015. In his talk Marty discussed the relationship of the Field Device Integration (FDI) standard, IEC 62769, the EDDL international standard IEC 61804 and the FieldComm group. He noted that as of …

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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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IEC 61987 – List of Properties (LOP)

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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IEC TC65 Standards Work

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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TC65 Plenary Meeting

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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