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IEC 6-1131-3

The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 6-1131-3 Standard is a widely recognized international standard for the programming of a PLC. How many ‘Graphical languages’ are there in the IEC  6-1131-3  ? a.  2 b.  3 c.  4 d.  5 The correct answer is A. They are Ladder Diagram (LD) and  Function Block Diagram (FBD). Ladder Diagram […]

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New Enterprise-Control System Integration Standard Issued for Review/Voting

A new draft standard in the widely used ISA-95 series has been issued for ISA95 committee balloting, as well as ISA and ANSI public review. ISA-d95.00.04, “Enterprise-Control System Integration: Part 4: Objects and Attributes for Manufacturing Operations Management Integration,” defines business-to-object models and attributes of the object models that define some of the information exchanged […]

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ISA12’s Production Level Elevated following Meetings

The ISA12 Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Locations meetings in Cape Cod last month culminated in more than five draft standards out for ballot (covering areas such as gas detectors, nonincendive equipment, and instrument purging). On November 1st, ISA submitted 35 proposals to the NFPA for the 2014 National Electrical Code®, following up on successfully accepted […]

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ISA honors authors at awards ceremony

Each year, the ISA Publications Department and the Standards & Practices Department recognize and thank all authors/contributors who help review, develop, and deliver technical resources to the automation profession via an award ceremony and reception. Held in the Mardi Gras Theater on Tuesday evening, 18 October at ISA Automation Week 2011, several authors received awards for […]

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ISA99 issues security draft for committee ballot

ISA99, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, has issued a draft standard for committee ballot. ISA-62443.03.03 (99.03.03): Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems: System Security Requirements and Security Assurance Levels, prescribes the system security requirements related to seven foundational requirements defined in ISA-99.01.01-2007 and assigns system security assurance levels to the system under […]

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ISA12 Members Maintain a High Activity Level at October Meetings

More than forty ISA12 (Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Locations) Members will gather in Cape Cod, Massachusetts October 3-7 to cover topics such as intrinsic safety, gas detectors, instrument purging, and fiber optics.  ISA12 covers the work of 40 standards, including 25 adoptions of IEC standards. During the week, the group will be working on submission […]

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Viewpoint on ISA TR84.0.02 Simplified Methods and Fault Tree Analysis

Abstract: ANSI/ISA-S84.01-1996 and IEC 61508 require the establishment of a safety integrity level for any safety instrumented system or safety related system used to mitigate risk. Each stage of design, operation, maintenance, and testing is judged against this safety integrity level. Quantitative techniques can be used to verify whether the safety integrity level is met. […]

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ISA Technical Report Presents Wireless User Requirements for Factory Automation

The ISA100 committee has completed a new technical report that presents user and market-related requirements for the design, operation and maintenance of wireless systems throughout their life cycles in factory automation. Factory automation applications involve specific technology, control and information systems that are characterized by discrete operations with possible extensions into batch process control. Examples […]

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ISA Standards Gurus Get Global Kudos

ISA Standards gurus Ted Schnaare and Steve Brown were among the 15 US National Committee (USNC) experts who received the prestigious International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 1906 Award for 2011. Schnaare’s contributions boost process efficiency as he convenes IEC TC31/WG30, Equipment processing sealing; provides significant input for the intrinsic safety standards; and records Maintenance Team 60079-11 […]

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