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Adopting Smart Instrumentation Diagnostic Operator Alert Standard

Posted in Foundation Fieldbus, Interoperability on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013. One comment so far
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The Fieldbus Foundation has been collaborating with the international process industry end-user association, NAMUR, to adopt the NAMUR NE-107 standard as part of the Fieldbus Foundation’s Diagnostics Profile Specification (FF-912). The purpose of this NE-107 standard is to make use of diagnosis from intelligent field devices to support operators to take appropriate actions as required. […]

Device Revisions Management Best Practices-Is DD the Problem or the Solution?

Posted in Asset Optimization, Emerson Exchange, Interoperability on Thursday, October 18th, 2012. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Jonas Berge posed this question, which he addressed in his Emerson Exchange presentation with the same name. His abstract: Keeping the system up to date with new types and versions of 4-20 mA/HART, WirelessHART, FOUNDATION fieldbus, and PROFIBUS devices as they come into the plant over its operational life is a challenge in most […]

Tips and Tricks in Deploying Wireless Field Networks

Posted in Interoperability, Wireless on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012. 3 comments so far
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Since the WirelessHART standard was ratified in 2007 and approved as the global IEC 62591 standard in 2010, its use among process manufacturers has continued to grow. A release from last fall noted: IMS Research reports that worldwide shipments of industrial products that are wireless-enabled are set to grow from an estimated 1.2 million in […]

EDDL Standard Enables Human Center Designed Applications

Posted in Interoperability, Wireless on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011. 4 comments so far
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ControlGlobal.com has an article, Get Connected with WirelessHART, which highlights the rapid adoption of this international standard. The article’s author notes: According to the wireless study published in Control’s August 2011 issue, 43% of respondents said they already had wireless field networks, while another 27% said they were planning to install them in the next […]

Managing Intelligent Device Revisions

Posted in Asset Optimization, Interoperability on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011. No comments yet
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My RSS subscription to the Fieldbus Foundation blog alerted me to a device revision management whitepaper over at the EDDL.org (Electronic Device Description Language) site. The whitepaper, Device Revision and Lifecycle Management Guide: How to keep systems up to date and compatible with new devices using EDDL, describes an issue in maintaining intelligent field devices: […]