Training & Certification Programs
Introduction to ISA Training & Certification Programs
1- ISA Standards
According to International Society of Automation (ISA), there are 5 levels of industrial automation (the below diagram). Regarding the functionalities and data models of each level, and also the information exchange among the automation levels, several standards have been published by ISA, three of which are briefly explained.
1-1- ANSI/ISA-95 (IEC 62264)
In an enterprise solution, the integration of logistics systems (level 4) to manufacturing (level 3), referred to as Plant-to-ERP Integration, is a fundamental issue which is presented within the ANSI/ISA-95 standard (Enterprise-Control System Integration), including the functionalities and data models of Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and the systematic information exchange through MES and other sub-systems (the below diagram).
Given the significance of the manufacturing system of ERP, specially manufacturing execution system (MES), in terms of operational information control of the manufacturing process including consumed raw materials, operational parameters, equipment capacity, and manufactured products, the comparison of which with manufacturing engineering standards and production planning data leads to determining the non-compliance issues of engineering and planning quantities with manufacturing operational quantities, implementation of MES and the related information exchange with other ERP sub-systems based upon the international standards is of considerable importance, to which the functional accuracy of other ERP sub-systems is dependent to a great extent. Thus the functional compliance of MES and the related information exchange with ANSI/ISA-95 standard can be considered a competitive advantage.
1-2- ANSI/ISA-88 (IEC 61512)
Regarding the data communication between MES (Manufacturing Execution System, level 3) and PCS (Process Control system, level 2), it is considered essential for an enterprise solution to comply with the functions and data structures of ANSI/ISA-88 standard (Batch Control) in defining both the physical model of control equipment and data communications required for the physical areas involved in batch control, and the functional model of the five types of control including recipe management, scheduling, sequential control, regulatory control, and safety interlock systems.
1-3- ANSI/ISA-99 (IEC 62443)
Regarding the significance of industrial automation and control systems electronic security and the sensitivity of manufacturing process control systems, implementing secure “Industrial Automation and Control Systems” is crucial. Therefore, In order to improve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of manufacturing process control, and help identify vulnerabilities and address them, thereby reducing the risk of compromising confidential information or causing manufacturing control systems degradation or failure, the compliance of an enterprise solution regarding the data communication through all the five automation levels, with the functions and requirements of ANSI/ISA-99 is essential, considering hardware and software systems such as DCS, PLC, SCADA, networked electronic sensing, and monitoring and diagnostic systems, as well as associated internal, human, network, or machine interfaces used to provide control, safety, and manufacturing operations functionality to continuous, batch, discrete, and other processes.
2- ISA standards training courses with certification, administered by FANAP Co. under ISA France supervision
In line with the ISA mission which is knowledge transfer and conforming to the ISA France technical and legal criteria, FANAP Co. is holding the training courses of the three mentioned standards with ISA France certification, for participants in Iran and the neighboring countries, including the specialists of the industrial integrated system provider companies, the specialists of the industries who are the clients of such systems, and university students and graduates.