Grantek’s Director of Life Sciences Featured in Control Magazine
January 7, 2021
The December 2020 issue of Control Magazine features an article on how the ANSI/ISA-88 batch process control standard and its concepts, principles and even its language have been adopted by many other applications and industries. This article, titled: “Batch extends its reach with ISA-88 methods“, includes quotes from Bryon Hayes, Grantek’s Director, Life Sciences.
“Our life sciences and liquids clients stick to the ISA-88 model for batching because it’s been available for many years and everyone knows its terminology such as ‘phases, equipment units and control modules.’ However, users always want more from their production processes, so they use traditional, monolithic, single-server batch software based on 30-year-old code base to scale up from pilots or single products made in one process cell. This makes it easier to adjust batch parameters when raw materials are different or other conditions change.”
– Control Magazine, December 2020
Control Magazine serves the automation technology information needs of the classically defined process industries—chemicals, oil and gas, food, paper, plastics, metals, and textiles—as well as power generation and water/wastewater utilities.
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