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Naming PLC TAGS

Naming PLC TAGS

Naming PLC TAGS

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Hello,

I need to find a standard method (IEEE, ISA, etc.) to name I/O control signal TAGS.

Any Suggestions?

Thanks,
Agustin Leyva

RE: Naming PLC TAGS

Leyva,
   NFPA 79, annex D has samples for you to reference.

Afterhrs
    

RE: Naming PLC TAGS

ISA S5.1 is best for process intrumentation tags.  This is recognized in API RS 14C and other standards as the normal scheme.  S5.1 is used internationally with a unit prefix, process related the first alpha such as F for Flow, P for Pressure, followed by function such as T for transmitter or V for valve, C for control, a loop number and various suffixes for parallel trains, duplicate units, etc.  Plan assorted additional suffixes for internal programming signals based upon the field instrument tag.

John

RE: Naming PLC TAGS

I like a Hierarchical tag numbering system that goes down as far as you need. S5.1 is used for the Instrument part of the following (eg the PT01 bit)
Area1.V101 - unit V101 in area Area1
Area1.V101.PT01.PV - the first PT for unit V101 in area Area1
Area1.V101.PT01.HH - the set point for the high high alarm
Area2.F121.FC01.SP - the set point for FC01 in unit F121 in Area2
Area2.F121.FC01.K - the Gain of FC01 etc
Area2.F121.XV01 - the first on/off valve in the unit
Area2.F121.XV01.Man - The Manual command to the valve
Area2.F121.XV01.Rem - The Remote auto command to the valve
And so on.


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