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Tokyo, Japan - October 23, 2015

2015 Topics - October 23, 2015

Yokogawa Employees Receive ISA Standards & Practices Department Award for 2015

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that Kouji Demachi of Yokogawa Electric Corporation and Dr. Maurice J. Wilkins of Yokogawa Corporation of America have received the ISA Standards & Practices Department Award for 2015.

Kouji Demachi: Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Kouji Demachi

Kouji Demachi

Mr. Demachi has worked as one of the co-chairs of the ISA108 committee, which was formed in 2012. The purpose of the ISA108 committee is to define standard templates of best practices and work processes for the implementation and use of diagnostic and other information provided by intelligent field devices in the process industries. Published in June 2015, ISA-TR108.1-2015 describes the concepts and terminology necessary to understand and communicate effectively about intelligent device management. Mr. Demachi helped draw up the IEC-TR108.1 technical report. He has received this award for the leadership and technical expertise that he has contributed as co-chair of this committee.

Mr. Demachi: "The ISA108 standard provides an infrastructure for the effective deployment of the customer-oriented field digital solutions advocated by Yokogawa. This is the first time that a Japanese has served as a co-chair of an ISA standardization committee, and I have encountered a number of language and cultural barriers. However, I was somehow able to complete the first stage of this project, the publication of part 1. I will now develop the following parts, which determine the detailed procedures. With the support of others, I will continue to contribute to the evolution of industrial automation systems and to Yokogawa's business."

Dr. Maurice J. Wilkins: Yokogawa Corporation of America

Dr. Maurice J. Wilkins

Dr. Maurice J. Wilkins

Dr. Wilkins has worked as one of the co-chairs of the ISA101 committee that was formed in 2006 by human machine interface (HMI) end-users, suppliers, integrators, and developers, and he helped to guide the work on this long-awaited HMI standard. The committee defined the standard terminology and then defined a lifecycle process, including several stages such as system standards, design, implementation, operation, maintenance, and documentation of HMIs. Dr. Wilkins exercised leadership in the development of ISA101.01, Human Machine Interfaces for Process Automation Systems. ISA101.01 is the ISA's first HMI standard, and it has recently been approved as an American National Standard (ANSI).

Dr. Wilkins: "It was a long road to develop the standard. As always with HMIs, people had different opinions and it was very challenging. In fact, the committee issued several drafts and revisions and received thousands of comments. Finally, all the effort was worthwhile and the standard met expectations and was approved."

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