CSIA committees, task forces working on standards, initiatives

The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) has several committees and task forces are working on a number of initiatives and research to help system integrators improve everything from safety protocols to their presence worldwide.


The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) has several committees and task forces are working on a number of initiatives and research to help system integrators improve everything from safety protocols to their presence worldwide. 

The best practices committee is developing Revision 5 of the Best Practices and Benchmarks manual by improving current sections and adding cybe rsecurity, health, safety, and other best practices. They are also working on making the manual applicable globally.

The cyber security task force is writing a white paper on cyber security best practices for industrial control systems that will be modeled after IEC 62443-2-4.

The certification task force is working on a number of initiatives including:

  • Designing selection and performance standards for integrators for use by clients and OEMs
  • Creating a system for incremental audits towards certification
  • Developing a "Levels of Maturity" model that exhibits best practices application to company growth
  • Developing an onboarding program for new members and facilitate peer groups.

The European advisory committee is working with several partner members to do webinars for integrators and internal personnel. They are also performing research on improving their physical presence in Europe.

The integrator marketing committee has several developments going on including:

  • Developing a best practice that encourages members to include CSIA in their company marketing
  • Assisting in development of a project management training program
  • Developing a guideline listing the many considerations that impact a client's return on automation investment so that SIs can speak to those investment drivers.

The statistics committee is developing a new program called Pulse that is designed to refine and simplify KPICs to improve data entry and to generate reports that are applicable to metrics (KPIs) specific to SI company performance. 

Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)


- Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering system integrator stories.

ONLINE extra

- Learn more about the CSIA Executive Conference and other CSIA developments below.

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me