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Top Organizations who make Standards for Industries

Introduction: –

Multiple organizations make standards and codes for industries to achieve Safety, Quality, and Performance. In this post, I am listing Top Organizations that make Standards for Industries.

In this list, I only consider those organizations that made standards and it is accepted worldwide.

There are many organizations founded by different countries and it is specifically developed standards for their country or will modify and publish custom standards that are made by different organizations.


List of Organizations

No.Organization
1ISA – International Society of Automation
2IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission
3IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
4ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
5ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
6CAS – Canadian Standards Association
7NEMA – National Electrical Manufacturers Association
8UL – Underwriters Laboratories
9API – American Petroleum Institute
10AGA – America Gas Association
11ISO – International Standard Organization
12ANSI – American National Standards Institute
13NAMUR – Interessengemeinschaft Automatisierungstechnik der Prozessindustrie
14ASAM – Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems
15EEMUA – Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association 
16ASHRAE – American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
17NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology
18NFPA – National Fire Protection Association
19AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers
21AMPP – Association for Materials Protection and Performance
22ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers
23OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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Top Organization in Automation Filed

I am shorting out some of these organizations from the list and giving brief information on these organizations.

These Top organizations and their standards are very important if you are connected with the industrial automation world. We will briefly discuss this standard and its importance in Industrial automation in our upcoming article on this topic.

I chose this organization not Randomly but some of these organizations are listed in the Certified Automation Professional exam syllabus. if you want to become Certified Automation Professional then you have to go through these organizations and their standards.

This is the list of organizations and standards you have taken to consider for CAP (Certified Automation Professional).



Some of the standards may be developed by more than one organization like ISA and ANSI. These two organizations made many standards for industries.


No.Organization
1 ISA – International Society of Automation
2 IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission
3 IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
4 NEMA – National Electrical Manufacturers Association
5NFPA – National Fire Protection Association
6 API – American Petroleum Institute
6 OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration
8 CAS – Canadian Standards Association
9 AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers
10 UL – Underwriters Laboratories
List of organizations for CAP Exam

1. International Society of Automation


About ISA

The international society of automation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1945. ISA is known as an organization that does especially working in the automation field.

ISA provides automation standards that are acceptable in worldwide industries and This organization also provides many more contributions to the Industrial automation field. You can find out more about it by clicking the button given below.



ISA standards are acceptable Worldwide from Alarm management to HMI designs. ISA develops more than 150 standards based on industrial automation.

The most popular ISA standard is Instruments symbol and Identification and you will find this standard everywhere in the P and ID diagram used in Industries.

In industries, ISA standards are used everywhere. ISA provides Student Membership for only 10$ and by becoming a member you can access all these standards.



2. International Electrotechnical Commission


About IEC

The International Electrotechnical Commission is a non-profit organization founded in 1906 and it is made standard in every electrical and electronics technology.

IEC standards are everywhere from your home Fuse to the Communication medium you use in your day-to-day life. You can find out more about it by clicking the button given below.



IEC standards are acceptable. Worldwide IEC published more than 7114 international standards based on electrical and electronics technology.

There are many standards made by IEC that are used in the industrial automation field, that’s why we have to learn about IEC standards. and if you are somehow connected to industrial automation, you probably heard about these standards.

  • IEC61511 | Functional Safety Standards
  • IEC61311 – 3 | Standard for PLC programming Languages
  • IECex | Standards for Safety in Hazards Location


3. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


About IEEE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a non-profit organization founded in 1884 and it is made standard in every electrical and electronics technology.

IEEE Standers are used everywhere for radio communication to popular Ethernet communication standards. You can find out more about it by clicking the button given below.



The most popular standards that are specially used in the automation field are communication standards developed by IEEE.

  • IEEE 802.3 |Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11 | Wi-Fi



4. National Electrical Manufacturers Association


About NEMA

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association is an organization founded in 1926 and NEMA is an ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization made up of business leaders, electrical experts, engineers, scientists, and technicians. You can find out more about it by clicking the button given below.



NEMA standards are followed worldwide and the NEMA organization develops more than 700 standards for industries.

  • NEMA | Hazardous Location standards
  • NEMA | non-Hazardous location
  • IP | protection rating
  • Electrical Encloser type


5. National Fire Protection Association


About NFPA

National Fire Protection Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1896 and is specially made for the prevention of death, injury, and property damage due to fire, electricity, and many other reasons. You can find out more about it by clicking the button given below.



NFPA standards are followed worldwide and the NFPA organization develops over 300 codes and standards for industries.

  • NFPA – 70 | National Electric Code
  • NFPA 780 | Lightning Protection
  • NFPA 79 | Industrial Machinery
  • Many more

NFPA is the only organization that provides free online access to its standards. By clicking the link below you will be able to get access to free online standards.


NFPA Free Access Widget

6. American Petroleum Institute


About API

American Petroleum Institute organization founded in 1919 and it is made to represent all segments American natural gas and oil industry.

And it is made standard for oil and gas industries. You can find out more about it by clicking the button given below.



API standards are mostly followed in the oil and gas industry and API provides more than 700 standards for the oil and gas industries.

  • API 21.1 | Flow Computer
  • API 14.10 | Petroleum Measurement standard
  • API 521 | Pressure-Relieving and Depressurizing Systems

You can visit our post on flow computers a how API standard is used for an inaccurate flow measurement using flow computers.





7. Occupational Safety and Health Administration


About OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an organization made by the American congress in 1970 for providing safe and healthy working conditions for workers. You can find out more about it by clicking the button given below.



OSHA standards mostly deal with safe and Healy working environments and it is necessary to learn about OSHA standards for CAP Exam. and it is also called law and regulation for industries

  • Subpart G | Occupational Health and Environmental Control
  • Subpart H | Hazardous Materials
  • Subpart I | Personal Protective Equipment
  • Subpart L | Fire Protection
  • Subpart Z | TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES


8. Canadian Standards Association


About CSA

Canadian Standards Association is Canadian standard development and certification provider organization founded in 1919.

CSA Group is doing many works like Standard Development, Testing, Inspection, and Certification. You can find out more about it by clicking the button given below.



CSA is a Canadian-based organization but its standard and codes are followed worldwide. so, it is the most popular organization in the world. And CSA group develops and maintains more than 3000 codes and standards.

  • C22.1 | Canadian National Electrical Code


9. Underwriters Laboratories


About UL

Underwriters Laboratories is a non-profit organization known for safety science leaders and it is work on safety, Quality, and Sustainability.

UL provides testing, certification, and standards for many industries like Automotive, Building, Energy, Healthcare, Industries, etc. You can find out more about it by clicking the button given below.



There are many standards developed by UL but in this post, we are only talking about standards that affect the automation field

  • UL 508 | Safety for Industrial Control Equipment



10. American Society of Mechanical Engineering


About ASME

American Society of Mechanical Engineering is a non-profit organization founded in 1880 and it is made code and standards, publications, and fore industries. You can find out more about it by clicking the button given below.



There are many standards developed by ASME organizations but if you are in the automation field you have to consider some specific standards.

  • Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code


11. American Institute of Chemical Engineers


About AIChE

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a leading organization in a group of chemical engineering professionals. You can find out more about it by clicking the button given below.





EndNote

This is the list of top organizations and I brief out top organizations and their standards that affect the industrial automation world.

After reading this post you will get an overall idea that what type of standards are followed by industries, I will provide brief information on these standards in the next article so stay tuned.

Check out my latest post on the best podcast channel on industrial automation in 2022



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