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Simplifying Hazardous Area Instrumentation Inspections

Posted in Wireless on Monday, March 23rd, 2015. 2 comments so far
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If your process includes hazardous locations, you can appreciate the extra care that must be taken with the wiring to instrumentation located in these areas. And ongoing testing of these transmitters and final control elements poses challenges as well. In a Control Engineering article, Inspecting instruments installed in hazardous locations, Emerson’s Ian MacDonald describes how […]

Updated Foundation Fieldbus Segment Design Tool

Posted in Foundation Fieldbus, Interoperability on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013. One comment so far
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The diagnostics available in smart instrumentation can help to improve process efficiency, reduce unplanned downtime, reduce maintenance costs, and more. I received word that a valuable tool, the Foundation Fieldbus Segment Design Tool, has been updated to help in the upfront engineering process. The tool is specifically designed to provide a general guide for reducing […]

Considerations in Foundation Fieldbus Cable Design

Posted in Foundation Fieldbus, Project Services on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. No comments yet
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The Fieldbus Foundation has an active LinkedIn group where users of this digital bus communications technology share expertise. I saw a recent question [hyperlink added]: i came across a document which mentioned that in reality IEC 61158 specified cable is actually not required. They may bring installation benefits, but is not required. Emerson’s Dan Daugherty, […]

Wireless Devices in Hazardous Locations

Posted in Power & Grounding, Wireless on Monday, November 29th, 2010. No comments yet
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My ControlGlobal – The Great Kanduski: Best Practices in Industrial Networking RSS feed alerted me to a post, Antennas – Wireless Achilles Heel? As the title implies, it raises the question about antennas on wireless devices when installed in hazardous areas. The post opens: While attending the WirelessHART seminar a while back we had a […]