The Open Process Automation™ Forum

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The Open Process Automation™ Forum is focused on developing a standards-based, open, secure, interoperable process control architecture.  The forum is a consensus-based group of end users, system integrators, suppliers, academia, and standards organizations.  It addresses both technical and business issues for process automation.

The Automation Forum addresses real challenges experienced by customer organizations in these industries:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Mining and Metals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Utilities
  • Others

The Open Process Automation Forum will be of interest to process control professionals in process industries.

The next-generation process control framework design and implementation will be based on open architectural standards that will ensure cybersecurity, modularity, interoperability, extensibility, reuse, portability and scalability of the new system.

FAQ on the Forum is available here

For a current list of members of the Open Process Automation Forum, please go here.