“Standards are like DNA. They are the basic building blocks for all technology and economic systems.”
Standards play a key role for an Automation Professional as a useful tool and that’s why I thought to write an article on it.
Those of you making use of the Modbus, Devicenet or Fieldbus/Profibus would have faced the problem of making them communicating with the DCS/PLC.
Imagine if there would not be any standard, would we have succeed ever?
From a simple nut & bolt to a complex system in the Spacecraft , use of standards to make plant/Equipment Safe, Reliable , Efficient and ultimately economical.
Apart from above benefit , they provide:
- Quality Improvement
- Fit for Purpose Design
- Simplicity for execution and Implementation
- Providing a platform for sharing information and creating knowledge which can be utilized who are unaware
- Promote Globalization and ultimately value creation
OGP ( International Association of Oil & Gas Producers) has created an excellent report on Standards used in Automation.
OGP has distilled this knowledge and here is the link to download for Free.
I am really thankful to this organization and it’s members and wish that all us of make use of this report and the standards listed to make this world a safe place to live with use of these standards.