Posts Tagged ‘Electronic Device Description Language’

Field Device Integration for Smart Field Devices

Posted in Asset Optimization, Foundation Fieldbus, Interoperability, Profibus on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. 3 comments so far
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Smart field devices based on HART, Foundation fieldbus, and Profibus had standards-based files to integrate them with control and asset management systems. The file types, EDD and DTM were not compatible with one another causing process manufacturers and automation suppliers to grapple with both. Field Device Integration (FDI) provides a common approach for managing information […]

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More on Foundation Fieldbus and HART

Posted in Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. One comment so far
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I wanted to bring visibility to several recent comments from an earlier post, Major Difference between Foundation Fieldbus and HART Protocols. Here’s the summation thought from the first comment: …With one software package, and as put above with HART pass-through, you can document EVERY HART instrument on site, and THEN with Plantweb, monitor the lot […]

Update and History of Field Device Integration (FDI) Effort

Posted in Asset Optimization, Interoperability on Friday, March 15th, 2013. No comments yet
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Standards are an essential part of technology advancement. They provide a way for users to choose from multiple suppliers, and suppliers to create solutions with multiple suppliers’ technologies. In areas where competing standards emerge, it’s great when a path to a unified standard emerges. Such is the case with smart instrumentation device integration. The Field […]

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 […]