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ISA codes for Process Instrumentation

ISA instrumentation codes and combinations


To understand instrumentation symbols appearing on process diagrams means understanding ANSI/ISAs S5.1-1984 (R 1992) Instrumentation symbols and identification standard. Element Indicator Ratio Element Transmitter Indicator Controller Recorder Type controller Controller

Process Measurement

Code

IC

FC

Analysis

AE

AT

AI

AIC

AC

AFC

AR

Conductivity

CE

CT

CI

CIC

CC

CFC

CR

Density

DE

DT

DI

DIC

DC

DFC

DR

Voltage

EE

ET

EI

EIC

EC

EFC

ER

Flow

FE

FT

FI

FIC

FC

FFC

FR

Dimension

GE

GT

GI

GIC

GC

GFC

GR

Hand

HE

HT

HI

HIC

HC

HFC

HR

Current

IE

IT

II

IIC

IC

IFC

IR

Time

KE

KT

KI

KIC

KC

KFC

KR

Level

LE

LT

LI

LIC

LC

LFC

LR

Humidity

ME

MT

MI

MIC

MC

MFC

MR

Power

NE

NT

NI

NIC

NC

NFC

NR

Pressure

PE

PT

PI

PIC

PC

PFC

PR

Delta Pressure

dP

dPE

dPT

dPI

dPIC

dPC

dPFC

dPR

Quantity

QE

QT

OI

OIC

QC

QFC

QR

Radioactivity

RE

RT

RI

RIC

RC

RFC

RR

Speed

SE

ST

SI

SIC

SC

SFC

SR

Temperature

TE

TT

TI

TIC

TC

TFC

TR

Delta Temperature

dT

dTE

dTT

dTI

dTIC

dTC

dTFC

dTR

Viscosity

VE

VT

VI

VIC

VC

VFC

VR

Weight

WE

WT

WI

WIC

WC

WFC

WR

Vibration

YE

YT

YI

YIC

YC

YFC

YR

Position

ZE

ZT

ZI

ZIC

ZC

ZFC

ZR

Process Measurement

Element Type

Hand Switch

Hand Indicating Totalizer Valve Totalizer

Solenoid Control Calculation Valve Valve

Code

HS

HV

IQ

XV

Analysis

AHS

AHV

AQ

AIQ

AXV

AY

AV

Conductivity

CHS

CHV

CQ

CIQ

CXV

CY

CV

Density

DHS

DHV

DQ

DIQ

DXV

DY

DV

Voltage

EHS

EHV

EQ

EIQ

EXV

EY

EV

Flow

FHS

FHV

FQ

FIQ

FXV

FY

FV

Dimension

GHS

GHV

GQ

GIQ

GXV

GY

GV

Hand

HHS

HHV

HQ

HIQ

HXV

HY

HV

Current

IHS

IHV

IQ

IIQ

IXV

IY

IV

Time

KHS

KHV

KQ

KIQ

KXV

KY

KV

Level

LHS

LHV

LQ

LIQ

LXV

LY

LV

Humidity

MHS

MHV

MQ

MIQ

MXV

MY

MV

Power

NHS

NHV

NQ

NIQ

NXV

NY

NV

Pressure

PHS

PHV

PQ

PIQ

PXV

PY

PV

Delta Pressure

dP

dPHS

dPHV

dPQ

dPIQ

dPXV

dPY

dPV

Quantity

QHS

QHV

QQ

QIQ

QXV

QY

QV

Radioactivity

RHS

RHV

RQ

RIQ

RXV

RY

RV

Speed

SHS

SHV

SQ

SIQ

SXV

SY

SV

Temperature

THS

THV

TQ

TIQ

TXV

TY

TV

Delta Temperature

dT

dTHS

dTHV

dTQ

dTIQ

dTXV

dTY

dTV

Viscosity

VHS

VHV

VQ

VIQ

VXV

VY

VV

Weight

WHS

WHV

WQ

WIQ

WXV

WY

WV

Vibration

YHS

YHV

YQ

YIQ

YXV

YY

YV

Position

ZHS

ZHV

ZQ

ZIQ

ZXV

ZY

ZV

Process

Element

Ratio

Switch

Switch

Alarm

Alarm

Alarm

Alarm

Measurement

Type

Calculation

Low

High

Low

Low Low

High

High High

Code

FY

SL

SH

AL

ALL

AH

AHH

Analysis

AFY

ASL

ASH

AAL

AALL

AAH

AAHH

Conductivity

CFY

CSL

CSH

CAL

CALL

CAH

CAHH

Density

DFY

DSL

DSH

DAL

DALL

DAH

DAHH

Voltage

EFY

ESL

ESH

EAL

EALL

EAH

EAHH

Flow

FFY

FSL

FSH

FAL

FALL

FAH

FAHH

Dimension

GFY

GSL

GSH

GAL

GALL

GAH

GAHH

Hand

HFY

HSL

HSH

HAL

HALL

HAH

HAHH

Current

IFY

ISL

ISH

IAL

IALL

IAH

IAHH

Time

KFY

KSL

KSH

KAL

KALL

KAH

KAHH

Level

LFY

LSL

LSH

LAL

LALL

LAH

LAHH

Humidity

MFY

MSL

MSH

MAL

MALL

MAH

MAHH

Power

NFY

NSL

NSH

NAL

NALL

NAH

NAHH

Pressure

PFY

PSL

PSH

PAL

PALL

PAH

PAHH

Delta Pressure

dP

dPFY

dPSL

dPSH

dPAL

dPALL

dPAH

dPAHH

Quantity

QFY

QSL

QSH

QAL

QALL

QAH

QAHH

Radioactivity

RFY

RSL

RSH

RAL

RALL

RAH

RAHH

Speed

SFY

SSL

SSH

SAL

SALL

SAH

SAHH

Temperature

TFY

TSL

TSH

TAL

TALL

TAH

TAHH

Delta Temperature

dT

dTFY

dTSL

dTSH

dTAL

dTALL

dTAH

dTAHH

Viscosity

VFY

VSL

VSH

VAL

VALL

VAH

VAHH

Weight

WFY

WSL

WSH

WAL

WALL

WAH

WAHH

Vibration

YFY

YSL

YSH

YAL

YALL

YAH

YAHH

Position

ZFY

ZSL

ZSH

ZAL

ZALL

ZAH

ZAHH