Automation style – a consistent approach to developing and deploying implementation modules.
Implementation Module – the developed and deployed result of implementing procedure and control requirements in a BPCS.
Procedure automation – Implementation of a procedure on a programmable mechanical, electric, or electronic system.
Procedure – a specification of a sequence of actions or activities with a defined beginning and end that is intended to accomplish a specific objective.
Procedure requirement – the definition of what is required to accomplish an objective using a procedure.
Process state – a definable operating condition of process equipment as it progresses from shutdown to operating and back to shutdown. Each process state represents a unique operating regime that supports the process equipment’s objectives of processing an input into a desired output.
State-based control – a plant automation control design based upon the principle that all process facilities operate in recognized, definable process states that represent a variety of normal and abnormal conditions of the process.
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