AutoQuiz: What Standard Applies to Programming a PLC?

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA’s social media community manager.

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from ISA’s new course, PLC Fundamentals for the Technical Professional. The next class starts Nov. AutoQuiz201510029. This course focuses on the role the programmable logic controller plays in the design of a control system and how proper selection, installation and maintenance can reduce operating costs and improve performance. It provides the technical expertise necessary to install, perform routine programming and maintenance and apply proper troubleshooting and configuration techniques.

Discount Alert: ISA is offering a one-time only special for the PLC Fundamentals course at 40% off regular pricing. This special is for the pilot course offering only.

 

Which of the standards listed below describe the guidelines for programming a programmable logic controller?

a) IEC 61511-3
b) IEC 61131-3
c) IEC 61508-3
d) IEC 63111-3
e) all of the above

 

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Here’s the answer to today’s quiz from the instructor for ISA’s November course offering, PLC Fundamentals for the Technical Professional.

The IEC 61131-3 standard establishes guidelines for the use of ladder, function block, instruction list, structured text and sequential function chart programming for the programmable logic controller industry.

The correct answer is B.

 

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