User Requirement Specification for industrial process automation systems 
 

By R. Mazurek and M. Hudoba PhD 
Table of contents 
 
What is a URS for industrial process automation? 
 
Why create a URS for process automation? 
 
How is the URS used in the procurement and implementation of process automation? 
 
How can Powell Automation Consultants help to develop an effective URS? 
 
What are the elements of a URS for process automation? 
 
process and facility description 
 
worker and process safety management 
 
product quality management 
 
compliance management 
 
performance & cost management 
 
asset management and maintenance 
 
support and ownership of the code 
 

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