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Process Control Devices (PA profile)



Plants with continuous processes especially in the chemical branch are managed by process controlled systems. The process control devices are connected to the plant network providing and consuming the measuring values respective output values primarily.

This specification is to support the standardization of application process definitions. This document specifies and defines:
• A base set of device parameters for operation, commissioning, maintenance, diagnosis.
• A mechanism to achieve connectivity of parameters defined by user groups and device vendors.

This document sets out a profile describing transmitters, valves, binary devices and others used in process control e.g. chemical industry, food, water and waste water, power station and basic industries.

The profile provides a standardization of typical device functions. This offers the possibility to standardize the reactions (behavior) of devices produced by different manufacturers in one system.

The determination of specific application process parameters and communication functions makes the interaction between the devices and the accompanying control, maintenance and diagnosis devices much easier.

Version: 4.0.1
Order No.: 3.042
Language: English


New Draft for review:


Version: d4.02
Order No.: 3.042
Language: English

This draft is published for testing and review only. It must not be used for development purposes.

Comments to be submitted to  until 09.12.2021.

The file "Profile-PA-Devices_3042_d402__changes.pdf" shows the differences to the current version.

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10/12/2020 Profile-PA-Devices_3042_V401_Nov20.pdf pdf 3 MB
02/11/2021 Profile-PA-Devices_3042_d402_Oct21.pdf pdf 3 MB
02/11/2021 Profile-PA-Devices_3042_d402__changes.pdf pdf 3 MB

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