The challenge of standards and certification

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) president Vinesh Maharaj recently inducted Gary Friend as a Fellow of the Institute for his work on SABS technical committees reviewing international IEC specifications to be adopted as South African standards. SABS TC65 was in existence due to the activities of SAFA (South African Flameproof Association) but there was no local mirror for IEC TC65 (industrial process-measurement, control and automation). Working with SABS and representatives of companies like Sasol and Proconics, SABS TC165 was established in September 2014.  Hans van de Groenendaal spoke to Friend on these standards.

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