CENTUM VP integrated production control system now has batch control capabilities that are suitable for the chemical, specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and other batch applications. Based upon the ISA-88 and IEC61512 standards, the batch functionality provides recipe management and process management functions layered upon the unit supervision and process control activities within CENTUM VP. One enhancement to CENTUM VP for batch is the configurable unit faceplate that allows monitoring and execution of the batch utilizing an interface. CENTUM VP integrated into the production control system is applicable from single path process cells requiring relatively simple batch tracking to multi-path process cells requiring advanced batch tracking and resource scheduling.
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