S88 – A Practical Approach

S88 – A Practical Approach

S88, shorthand for ANSI/ISA-88, provides standards and recommended practices for the design and specification of batch control systems as used in the pharmaceutical- and food industries. The S88 course introduces the participants to the structuring behind process control of batch manufacturing which ensures uniformity across systems, programmers, and programming languages.
The participants will gain a basic understanding of other relevant standards in control system architecture and integration. Furthermore, the course includes an introduction into how one would use standards in line with current industry 4.0 trends.
Content is based on DS/EN 61512-1:2001, Batch control – Part 1: Models and terminology and instructors’ industrial experience.


  • Introduction and background of S88.01
  • Thorough walkthrough of the S88 Models – Process, Physical, and Procedural
  • Overview of Recipes, Parameters and Allocation
  • Introduction to industry 4.0

Attained skills

  • Understanding of key S88 concepts
  • Common language for process automation, used across the pharmaceutical business.
  • Insight in different implementations of the S88 structure.

Course program

  • Introduction
  • S88 models (Process, Physical, and Procedural)
  • Recipes
  • Parameters
  • Equipment allocation
  • S88 and verification
  • ISA95
  • Industry 4.0

Method of teaching

The course is taught in English as standard but we also offer the course in Danish. All the course material will be in English regardless. The course instructor is fluent in Danish so clarification can be done in Danish if needed.

The course is an interactive lecture supported by exercises where the theory will be put into use by easy-to-understand examples. Questions based on your experiences and stories from real life are encouraged.

After the course we ask all our participant to fill out an evaluation so we can improve the course further.

Who can participate?

Engineers, technicians, chemists and other persons involved in automation projects for GMP-related industry, whether it be as suppliers or as end users.


An interest in a structured approach to process automation.

Teacher: Mikkel Kjærgaard Præst

Mikkel is a highly experienced instructor with 15+ years in the pharmaceutical industry. He applies his practical skills as examples when introducing the S88 theory. His hands-on experience makes the course applicable and relevant for the participants.



We look forward to welcoming you and giving you the best starting point to strengthen your skills.

Courses in ‘S88’ in 2024. The courses will be held in english





Practical Information

Duration and address
It is a 1 day course and is held at Confirm Knowledge Center
Havnevej 1 1tv, 4000 Roskilde, from 9am-16pm

Small breakfast
Cake and Coffee/tea


The price for the course is DKK 5.500 (ex VAT) and covers 1 day of teaching incl. course material and catering.

Payment and payment types

The payment is debited from the payment card 14 days before the start of the course. We accept Visa Dankort, Visa and Mastercard.



Cancellations up to 30 days before the start of the course can be made without charge. In case of cancellation after 30 days and within 14 days before the start of the course, 50% of the price is paid. Cancellation later than 15 days before the start of the course, the full amount is paid.

Cancellations must be notified to kursus@confirm.dk.

Possible cancellation

Should Confirm be forced to cancel the party, the full amount will be refunded.


Contact etc.

The course is offered by Confirm A/S, CVR no. 26039258, Havnevej 7, 2. tv., 4000 Roskilde. We can be contacted on tel. 7070 7686 or kursus@confirm.dk.


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