Archive for the ‘Digital Busses’ Category

For Foundation Fieldbus Segment Design-Use Typicals Approach

Posted in Foundation Fieldbus on Monday, July 28th, 2014. 7 comments so far
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Last week I highlighted an updated tool for designing Foundation fieldbus segments. Emerson’s Jonas Berge left a great comment with links for additional resources to which I wanted to bring visibility in this post. I’ve also inserted some hyperlinks where you can find additional information. In my personal opinion this software is a great design […]

Foundation Fieldbus Segment Design Tool

Posted in Asset Optimization, Foundation Fieldbus on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014. 2 comments so far
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If you use Foundation fieldbus technology with your smart instrumentation in your plant or perhaps may in the future, I want to share that an updated Segment Design Tool is now available for you to download. This tool is specifically designed to verify physical and electrical parameters of a Foundation™ fieldbus (FF) segment, operating under […]

Proactive Maintenance and Award-Winning Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Digital Busses, Reliability on Friday, July 18th, 2014. 7 comments so far
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You may have seen the news of the 2013 HART Plant of the Year noting: HART technology has helped reduce production downtime related to control valve failures… We use the HART signal to monitor real time valve conditions which has helped with identifying problems before they could cause unplanned events. This reliability effort combined with […]

WirelessHART Join Key Interoperability and Problem Solving

Posted in Digital Busses, Wireless on Thursday, July 10th, 2014. 7 comments so far
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Author: Craig Abbott Recently, a customer using a non-Emerson hand held communicator ran into problems during FAT. None of the devices they had configured would connect to the Rosemount 1420 gateway whilst other devices, configured by our technician using a 475 hand held communicator worked perfectly. WirelessHART, now recognised as the IEC62591 standard, supports interoperability, […]

Combined Reliability-Centered Course for Instrumentation Professionals

Posted in Education, Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus on Monday, June 9th, 2014. One comment so far
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At a meeting last week with our global consultants, I caught up with Emerson’s Tinh Phan. He shared with me a new course that has been created using human-centered design (HCD) persona information by the Emerson Educational Services team. It addresses how to manage Foundation Fieldbus, HART, and Profibus smart field devices using AMS Device […]