Blogs

Using S88 to define a compliant package environment

Hussein: We needed a paradigm change to eliminate sources of non-compliance within the manufacturing environment. So we came up with a new set of integrated capabilities that both control manufacturing processes and collect detailed information o those processes to enable a platform for continuous improvement programs..

ISA-88.01 Standard vs. Batch Software Packages

Frede Vinther, NNE Pharmaplan A/S, gave a recap presentation of his presentation at WBF-Europe last fall. He described the similarities and differentiation between batch software packages. Batch has been around forever, long before S88 There are limitations in ISA-88. One batch limited by the extent of a Process Cell.

WBF: ISA-88 Applications

Jack Greene, from Alkermes, Inc. talked about incorporation of S88 and GAMP software design models into an integrated commissioning and validation strategy can reduce plant start-up timelines. What PLC should control my equipment? First, he said, separate the utilities from systems that serve a single Process Cell.

Keynote: Paul McKenzie, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Paul McKenzie, vice president at Bristol-Myers Squibb took us through a breathtaking tour of BMS' standardization of manufacturing using S88 and S95. On the plant floor, BMS uses Rockwell PLCs, through the plant floor DeltaV Batch engine, using OSI PI as the Historian, Maximo as the asset manager, and SAP...

WBF kicks off for 2007

Lynn Craig kicked off WBF with the announcement of not one but two Tom Fisher Awards: to Dennis Brandl and Dave Emerson. Brandl, principal of BR&L Consulting and Emerson, chief technologist at Yokogawa, are the fathers of B2MML markup language. A highly deserved set of awards.

The Process Automation Hall of Fame

In a former Masonic Chapel in downto...

WBF: the most important organization you never heard of

WBF has a problem. It has had this problem ever since it was first formed... It is the most important automation organization on the planet, in terms of what it has done, and what it will do in the future for the practice of manufacturing automation...