Hobvision Technologies Private Limited

S88 – Batch

S88 isn’t just a standard for software, equipment, or procedures; it’s a way of thinking, a design philosophy. Understanding S88 will help our customers better design processes and manufacture products. Leveraging the knowledge and experience contained in the standard will enable our users to better identify end customer needs, make recipe development easier, and help reduce the time needed to reach full production levels with a new system or for each new product. Following the concepts explained in S88, our users could improve the reliability of operations and reduce the automation life cycle cost of batch processes, including lowering the initial cost of automating your operations.

A primary issue cited by batch manufacturers is a lack of consistent product. Consistent product can only be created when control of all aspects of the batch process is established and continuously managed. To tackle this problem, Hobvision has developed a consistent batch solution and philosophy based upon common software standards, terminology, and control models. The ISA Batch Control Standard S88.01 provides a template for a “Best Practice,” but some additional structure is needed to address the realities of the plant environment’s dynamics. Through our practical application of standard models and terminologies, batch recipe execution and reporting can be clearly managed. Standard models allow for configurable batch components to be assembled, achieving consistent product. The implementation of S88.01 requires training to consistently interpret the standards and achieve the best value in practice. Hobvision can assist you in applying the S88.01 standards based on your own process. We can also deliver pre-defined templates used by many Fortune 100 manufacturers