Batch Manufacturing Guide

We’ve been covering batch manufacturing at Control for years now, and a pretty complete archive of our material is available here. See our online batch manufacturing resources.

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Here's a selection of some of the best online batch information on the site:

September 2007 Cover Story

Cookn' Up a Fine Elixer
End-users, system integrators and suppliers are implementing ISA-88-based solutions in many new and unexpected applications.

Articles

  • Batch to Continuous
    Converting from Batch to Continuous Brings Great Benefits, but Also Creates Automation Challenges
  • All the World's a Batch
    S88 and S95 Are Converging into a Language and Methodology for All Manufacturing Operations
  • Managing Batch Processes in 2020
    Senior Pharmaceutical Executives Agree, the Motif of Batch Manufacturing Will Change Dramatically In the Next Dozen Years
  • Life's a batch!
    Efficient batch control can be both an art and science, writes CONTROL contributor Gregory K. McMillan, so act accordingly for best results, and always remember "it's survival of the fittest" out there.
  • Data Analytics in Batch Operations
    When Batch Processing Is Critical to Your Operations, Imagine the Worth of Knowing the Predicted Value of Quality Parameters
  • The 2006 World Batch Forum report
    This page contains all the available White Papers from the 2006 WBF North American Conference sorted by session topic
  • "The World Is a Batch," Control, Sept. 06, p. 40
    Efficient batch control can be both an art and science, writes CONTROL contributor Gregory K. McMillan, so act accordingly for best results, and always remember "it's survival of the fittest" out there.
  • "Alphabet Soup Improves Business Visibility," July '07, p. 69
    The technical details of using S88, S95 and other tools are well-documented. The reason why using them makes good business sense hasn't been well known—until now.
  • "New Challenges Arise in Batching, Dosing and Weighing," July 06, p. 53
    Challenges brought on by new regulations and technical problems for batching, dosing and weighing have pushed users to find some innovative and surprising solutions beyond our own industry.

Podcast

Batch Manufacturing Methods & Advantages
Jim Montague, executive editor for Control magazine, talks to Hunter Vegas from Avid Solutions to discuss how  batch operations has helped end-users implement batch methods, and how control readers can adopt batch and gain its advantages as well. 

Educational Sources

Many valuable sources of education on batch methods, ISA 88 and related topics are available at www.controlglobal.com, www.wbf.org and www.isa.org. Some of the most useful include:

  • Applying S88, Batch Control from a User's Perspective by Jim Parshall and Larry Lamb,
  • Batch Control Systems, Design, Application, and Implementation, 2nd ed., by William Hawkins and Thomas Fisher, ISA, (www.isa.org)
  • "Tips and Tricks to Applying S88 Batch Standards to Chemical Plant Batch Systems" by Hunter Vegas, Avid Solutions Inc. (www.avidsolutionsinc.com)
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