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A recent survey showed a continued increase in acceptance of IEC 61511/ISA 84.01-2004. Since the IEC version of the standard was only released in the spring of 2003, the acceptance rate might be consi..

Goble, W., exida LLC

A recent survey showed a continued increase in acceptance of IEC 61511/ISA 84.01-2004. Since the IEC version of the standard was only released in the spring of 2003, the acceptance rate might be considered surprising. Many companies are updating their corporate standards to match. Several major engineering integration companies are having their internal procedures revised to meet requirements of the standard. Then they are having a third-party assessment and 61511 process certification. Why all this activity? Some are concerned about regulatory pressure. In conversations with process control engineers around the world, it is apparent that regulatory pressure to use these standards exis

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