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Industrial Automation Standards Industrial automation standards are to industrial automation what industrial automation is to everything else – they make it all work smoothly and efficiently. With standards developed by ISO, IEC, and ISA, the sum total of standardization efforts in the field is immense. Providing specifications for everything from the foundational network communications profiles all the way through to the tools physically interacting with the products, standards guide the industry, promoting interoperability between vendors and devices, in turn contributing to reliability and efficiency, effectively bringing down costs.

Please note:

Due to the inherent complexity and variation within the field of industrial automation, many of these standards are part of lengthy series. The first portions of many of these series are presented below, followed by links to the rest of each respective series, as well as to the first part of the series as presented by various national standards bodies.

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IEC 60654-1 Ed. 2.0 b:1993

Industrial-process measurement and control equipment - Operating conditions - Part 1: Climatic conditions

See the rest of the IEC 60654 series, dealing with industrial-process measurement and control – operating conditions.

This standard is also available from: BS


IEC 60770-1 Ed. 2.0 b:2010

Transmitters for use in industrial-process control systems - Part 1: Methods for performance evaluation

See the rest of the IEC 60770 series, dealing with transmitters for use in industrial-process control systems.

This standard is also available from: BS  /  ON


IEC 61069-1 Ed. 2.0 b:2016

Industrial-process measurement, control and automation - Evaluation of system properties for the purpose of system assessment - Part 1: Terminology and basic concepts

IEC 61069-1:2016 defines the terminology and outlines basic concepts in the assessment of a basic process control system (BPCS) and a basic discrete control system (BDCS). These two general system types cover the areas of discrete, batch and continuous applications. In IEC 61069 these two, BPCS and BDCS, together are referred to as "basic control system(s)", (BCS). This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1991. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - Reorganization of the material of IEC 61069-1:1991 to make the overall set of standards more organized and consistent; - IEC TS 62603-1:2014 has been incorporated into this edition.


IEC 61158-1 Ed. 1.0 b:2014

Industrial communication networks - Fieldbus specifications - Part 1: Overview and guidance for the IEC 61158 and IEC 61784 series

IEC 61158-1:2014 specifies the generic concept of fieldbuses. It also presents an overview and guidance for the IEC 61158 series by: - explaining the structure and content of the IEC 61158 series; - relating the structure of the IEC 61158 series to the ISO/IEC 7498-1 OSI Basic Reference Model; - showing the logical structure of the IEC 61784 series; - showing how to use parts of the IEC 61158 series in combination with the IEC 61784 series; - providing explanations of some aspects of the IEC 61158 series that are common to the type specific parts of the IEC 61158-5 including the application layer service description concepts and the generic fieldbus data types. This first edition cancels and replaces the third edition of IEC/TR 61158-1 published in 2010 and constitutes a technical revision. It includes the following changes: - updates of the references to and information about the IEC 61158 series, IEC 61784-1, IEC 61784-3, IEC 61784-5 series and IEC 61918 throughout the document; - new Type 23 for profile family 8; - new Type 24 and the related profile family CPF 19; - new Subclause 7.7 Communication profiles for wireless communication networks; - new Clause 11 Fieldbus system requirements; - new Annex B Media selection for fieldbus systems.


IEC 61298-1 Ed. 2.0 b:2008

Process measurement and control devices - General methods and procedures for evaluating performance - Part 1: General considerations

See the rest of the IEC 61298 series, dealing with process measurement and control devices – general methods and procedures for evaluating performance.

This standard is also available from: BS  /  ON


IEC 61508-1 Ed. 2.0 b:2010

Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Part 1: General requirements

See the rest of the IEC 61508 series, dealing with functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems.

This standard is also available from: BS  /  ON


IEC 61784-1 Ed. 4.0 b:2014

Industrial communication networks - Profiles - Part 1: Fieldbus profiles

IEC 61784-1:2014 defines a set of protocol specific communication profiles based primarily on the IEC 61158 series, to be used in the design of devices involved in communications in factory manufacturing and process control. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2010 it constitutes a technical revision. The main changes are: - update of the dated references to the IEC 61158 series, to IEC 61784-2, to the IEC 61784-3 series, to the IEC 61784-5 series and to IEC 61918 throughout the document; - new profile family CPF 19; - update of selection tables for CPF 1 and CPF 9.


IEC 61987-1 Ed. 1.0 b:2006

Industrial-process measurement and control - Data structures and elements in process equipment catalogues - Part 1: Measuring equipment with analogue and digital output

See the rest of the IEC 61987 series, dealing with industrial-process measurement and control – data structures and elements in process equipment catalogues.

This standard is also available from: BS


IEC 62264-1 Ed. 2.0 b:2013

Enterprise control system integration Part 1 Models and terminology

See the rest of the IEC 62264 series, enterprise-control system integration, as well as adoptions by multiple national standards bodies.

This standard is also available from: ON


IEC 62381 Ed. 2.0 b:2012

"Automation systems in the process industry - Factory acceptance test (FAT), site acceptance test (SAT), and site integration test (SIT)"

"IEC 62381:2012 defines the procedures and specifications for the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), the Site Acceptance Test (SAT), and the Site Integration Test (SIT). These tests are carried out to prove that the automation system is in accordance with the specification. The description of activities given in this standard can be taken as a guideline and adapted to the specific requirements of the process, plant or equipment. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2006. This edition constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are: The definition of the documents mentioned in this standard is in accordance with future IEC 62708."

This standard is also available from: BS  /  ON


IEC 62453-1 Ed. 2.0 b:2016

Field device tool (FDT) interface specification - Part 1: Overview and guidance

IEC 62453-1:2016 presents an overview and guidance for the IEC 62453 series. It - explains the structure and content of the IEC 62453 series (see Clause 5); - provides explanations of some aspects of the IEC 62453 series that are common to many of the parts of the series; - describes the relationship to some other standards. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2009. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: introduction of a new implementation technology (defined in IEC 62453-42).


ISO 10303-1:1994

Industrial automation systems and integration - Product data representation and exchange - Part 1: Overview and fundamental principles

See the rest of the ISO 10303 series, dealing with industrial automation systems and integration – product data representation and exchange, as well as adoptions by multiple national standards bodies.

This standard is also available from: BS  /  ON  /  SS


ISO 23570-1:2005

Industrial automation systems and integration - Distributed installation in industrial applications - Part 1: Sensors and actuators

See the rest of the ISO 23570 series, dealing with industrial automation systems and integration – distributed installation in industrial applications.

This standard is also available from: SS


ISO 16100-1:2009

Industrial automation systems and integration - Manufacturing software capability profiling for interoperability - Part 1: Framework

See the rest of the ISO 16100 series, dealing with industrial automation systems and integration – manufacturing software capability profiling for interoperability.

This standard is also available from: SS


ISO 20242-1:2005

Industrial automation systems and integration - Service interface for testing applications - Part 1: Overview

See the rest of the ISO 20242 series, dealing with industrial automation systems and integration – service interface for testing applications.

This standard is also available from: SS


ISO 15531-1:2004

Industrial automation systems and integration - Industrial manufacturing management data - Part 1: General overview

See the rest of the ISO 15531 series, dealing with industrial automation systems and integration – industrial manufacturing management data.


ISO 13584-1:2001

Industrial automation systems and integration -- Parts library -- Part 1: Overview and fundamental principles

See the rest of the ISO 13584 series, dealing with industrial automation systems and integration – parts library, as well as adoptions by multiple national standards bodies.

This standard is also available from: SS


ANSI/ISA 5.06.01-2007

Functional Requirements Documentation for Control Software Applications

Covers real-time batch, discrete and continuous process automation systems. Defines regulatory, event-driven and time-driven control system actions. Encompasses both digital and analog control devices in addition to non-control actions (for example, operator messages and batch end reports). Encompasses both normal and abnormal operational requirements of systems and shows the interactions between them. Uses a set of terms that relate directly to the languages commonly used by plant operators. Excludes interactions with higher-level systems. Within the parameters of this scope, the standard is intended to: Establish functional requirements specifications for control software documentation that covers the classes of industrial automation equipment and systems consisting of distributed control systems, programmable controllers and industrial personal computers (see Figure 1). Provide techniques for documenting control system software. The software to be generated is a function of the computer system chosen for a particular project. The documentation procedure set forth in this standard is independent of the hardware/software system that is chosen. Provide a basis for validation of run-time application software after it is developed and tested to ensure that the initial requirement specification has been met. The documentation resulting from use of this standard: Can be used for control software definition, design, testing and validation. Is not intended to require specialized knowledge of any particular engineering or computer science discipline to develop or understand.


ISA TR100.00.03-2011

Wireless Use Requirements for Factory Automation

This technical report presents descriptive user and market-related requirements of wireless communication in factory automation applications. It provides references to all six ISA100 usage classes; use case descriptions and comparisons; descriptions of factory automation topologies; and recommendations for attributes and values for existing, emerging, and conceptual solutions for wireless communications as applied to factory automation applications.


ISA TR100.14.01-2011

Trustworthiness in Wireless Industrial Automation: Part 1, Information for End Users and Regulators

This Part 1 Technical Report, in combination with the forthcoming Part 2, discusses trustworthiness associated with the use of wireless technology in industrial automation systems. Specifically excluded are those attributes that may be in common with wired systems and are therefore covered elsewhere, or attributes that are specific to other application domains such as healthcare applications. Also excluded are those attributes associated with ancillary issues such as health effects of RF or component materials (such as batteries). For this document, trustworthiness encompasses attributes associated with reliability, security and resiliency.


ANSI/ISA TR100.15.01-2012

Backhaul Architecture Model: Secured Connectivity over Untrusted or Trusted Networks

This document presents an architecture model for interconnecting automation system elements over untrusted backhaul networks. The focus is on wireless physical la yer but is not limited to wireless.