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5.1 Context of Automation

Systems, processes, applications, and standards supporting the design and application of automation.

Critical Work Functions

    5.1.1 Understand the role and impact of automation
      5.1.2 Identify major application areas for automation technology and calculate the financial implications of that automation
        5.1.3 Integrate automation in various manufacturing, scientific, and technical applications
          5.1.4 Abide by automation industry codes, standards, and regulations
            5.1.5 Research and apply emerging and future automation technologies
            Technical Content Areas

              5.1.6 Automation types
              • Discrete (e.g., automotive, heavy equipment, aircraft, aerospace, consumer goods)
              • Process (e.g., chemicals, refining, brewing, smelting, energy, utilities, pharmaceutical manufacturing)
              • Hybrid (e.g., food, beverage packaging, printing, consumer packaging, pharmaceutical packaging)
              • Non-industrial applications (e.g., building automation, guidance systems, traffic control, test stands, and warehousing)
              5.1.7 Automation project phases
              • Conceptual design
              • Feasibility
              • Definition
              • System design
              • Project planning
              • Development
              • Detail design and procurement
              • Construction
              • Start-up/commissioning
              • Testing and validation
              • Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair
              5.1.8 Codes, standards, and regulatory bodies (as applicable)
              • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
              • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
              • International Society of Automation (ISA)
              • International Electro-technical Commission (IEC)
              • National Electrical Code (NEC)
              • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
              • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
              • Other industry-specific codes, standards, and regulations
              • Other international codes, standards, and regulations