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Batch control using the ANSI/ISA-88 standards

This course presents an approach to develop functional requirements/specifications using the models and terminology defined in the ANSI/ISA-88 batch control standards. A review of the characteristics of batch manufacturing systems is included. Participants explore the ANSI/ISA-88 concept that separates the recipe from the equipment. Course includes a methodology that defines an object approach based on ANSI/ISA-88 that promotes the reuse of these objects from one project to the next.

You will be able to:

  • Specify the requirements for a batch control system;
  • Effectively structure and subdivide equipment entities;
  • Define procedural elements that can be effectively used with the above equipment entities;
  • Understand modes and states and how they are applied at the equipment level;
  • Develop phase logic that executes in equipment and that can deal with both normal and abnormal operations;
  • Understand the various control languages that are available;
  • Understand the alternative architectures for PLC, DCS, and PC-based control system;
  • Describe the interfaces that are needed between batch control and other systems within an enterprise.

You will cover:

  • ANSI/ISA-88 Standards: NAMUR NE33 Guidelines – IEC 848 – IEC-1131
  • Physical Model: Process Cells – Units – Equipment Modules – Control Modules
  • Recipe Types: General – Site – Master – Control
  • Recipe Information Categories: Header – Procedure – Formula – Equipment Requirements
  • Procedural Control Model: Procedure – Unit – Operation – Phase
  • Modes and States: Exception Handling – Allocation and Arbitration
  • Batch Tracking: History – Reports
  • Control Activity Model: Recipe Management – Production Planning and Scheduling – Production Information Management – Process Management – Unit Supervision – Process Control – Personnel and Environmental Protection

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Develop procedural elements using the ANSI/ISA-88 procedural control model and test those procedural elements against the equipment entities
  • Develop recipes using the ANSI/ISA-88 recipe model and the ANSI/ISA-88 recipe representation
  • Develop phase logic that runs in the equipment entities and links to the procedural elements
  • Apply the modes and various states defined in ANSI/ISA-88


3 days


Cost for ISA members: € 1.875,- (non-ISA members pay € 2.275,- ; ISA membership: € 125,-) excl. VAT, including the printed ISA-88 standards (value of $2.000,-), ISA certificate and all catering.

All courses taught entirely in English (incompany training can be taught in the Dutch, German or French language).
Alle trainingen worden in het Engels gegeven (incompany training kan zowel in het Nederlands, Duits of Frans verzorgd worden).
Tous les cours dispensés entièrement en Anglais (formation incompany peut être enseigné dans les Néerlandais Allemande ou la langue Française).
Alle Kurse werden ausschließlich in Englisch unterrichtet (incompany Training kann entweder in Holländisch, Deutsch oder Französisch unterrichtet werden).
Todos los cursos impartidos íntegramente en Inglés (formación incompany se puede enseñar en el idioma holandés, alemán o francés).


This course is taught entirely in Dutch.
Deze training wordt volledig in het Nederlands gegeven. Het lesmateriaal is in Engelstalig


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