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IEVref:351-42-33ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: process, <in control technology>
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Definition: complete set of interacting operations in a system by which matter, energy or information is transformed, transported or stored

EXAMPLE  Examples of processes include generation of electrical energy in a power station, energy distribution, petroleum refinement to win hydrocarbons, pig iron production in a blast furnace, production of gears, shipment of general cargo in a container system, planning and carrying-out of a flight, data processing in a computer system, performance of administrative acts by public authorities.

Note 1 to entry: Operations or sets of operations may be separated and organized to form subprocesses.

Note 2 to entry: This entry was numbered 351-21-43 in IEC 60050-351:2006


Publication date:2015-10
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Replaces:351-42-33:2013-11
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CO remarks: Removed at Reinhard's request - although it may be put back

Note 3 to entry: This definition presents a function-related concept of process. A time-related definition is given in IEC 60050-113 (113-01-06).

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