Posts Tagged ‘HART’

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 […]

Temperature Diagnostics for Improved Refinery Operations

Posted in Temperature on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. No comments yet
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I highlighted some of the challenges North American refiners face in an earlier post with tight oil from shale formations. Emerson’s Michelle Weimert has Hydrocarbon Processing article, Leverage diagnostics to keep production running smoothly, which looks at the role of temperature measurement diagnostics can play in reliable refinery operations. The article opens: The continuing trend […]

Discussing Ethernet and Digital Fieldbuses

Posted in Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, Technologies on Monday, August 5th, 2013. One comment so far
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A ControlGlobal article, Industrial Networks: The Ethernet vs. Fieldbus Cage Match, spawned a discussion in the PROFIBUS and PROFINET LinkedIn group. I wanted to share Emerson’s Jonas Berge‘s posts on this topic: Wait! Are we talking about “H1 fieldbus” or “H2 fieldbus”? It makes a big difference. Personally I would say: Ethernet is slowly taking […]

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: […]

Increased Span and Reduced Complexity in Process Automation

Posted in Interoperability, Measurement on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. No comments yet
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Pipeline magazine has an interesting article, The evolution of automation, which describes some of the ways automation technologies are changing plant environments. The article provides perspectives from several automation suppliers, including Emerson’s Phillip Bond. One trend highlighted in the article is the increasing variety and lowering cost of sensing devices to measure the process. This […]

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