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Articles
Introduction to Fieldbus

This article describes how FOUNDATION fieldbus systems can now incorporate redundancy and fault-tolerance right down to the H1 field layer.

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Foundation fieldbus has improved Safety and Availability of Chemical Additives Plant for over 10 yrs

...the article discusses how a new, FOUNDATION fieldbus-based control system met the need for improved safety and fault tolerance at the plant, and provided a solution for increased availability and reduced losses of raw materials and finished products.

 

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FOUNDATION Fieldbus Cables Explained

FF-844 includes the electrical requirements of ISA 50.02 and IEC 61158, but it also contains some additional requirements which help you know your cable is the right cable for use in FOUNDATION fieldbus control networks.

 

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Implementing FOUNDATION Fieldbus

Many engineers today find themselves questioning which bus technology to implement in their facility. As if that topic isn't difficult enough to resolve, the subject is further complicated by implementing your chosen bus in a hazardous area.

 

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Installing Fieldbus 2008

Many automation engineers are coming face to face with real fieldbus applications for the first time.

 

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Demand-side Conditions Bode Well For 2007 Automation Market

The global market for automation is still in a growth phase that is expected to last through the next several years.


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HSE - Promoting Openness In Hybrid Control

Many tasks in Process Automation require a combination of continuous and sequential control. Developments in Ethernet-based backbones, however, are increasingly addressing the problems of high-speed, realtime Factory Automation only. There is one exception: Foundation Fieldbus High Speed Ethernet.

Published in atp international - Automation Technology in Practice 4 (2006), No. 1, pp. 39-45

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Field Communications

The world's largest installation of Foundation fieldbus has recently gone into commercial operation at China's largest petrochemical complex.


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North Sea Platform Revived By Fieldbus Technology

The revival project for the Brent Alpha Platform in the UK sector of the North Sea was initiated following an assessment by Shell Exploration and Production that showed the projected life of the hydrocarbon reserves to be greater than the expected life of the control equipment installed.

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Integrated Fieldbus Architecture Demonstrated

A process control system using Foundation fieldbus networks H1 and High Speed Ethernet plus Flexible Function Blocks helps chemicals plant maintain quality production.


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Technology With A Purpose

Successful process automation is enabling refiners to increase productivity, improve asset utilization, reduce maintenance costs and increase the quality of their products. Richard Timoney explains the economic effects of fieldbus.

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