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The FieldComm Group supports the automation community by offering a variety of comprehensive testing programs, consulting services, and custom training designed to help suppliers develop cutting edge devices for the era of digital process control.

Interested in refining your skills? We offer a "beginner" or "advanced" developer workshop that's right for you in Developer Training section our "Education Section" (Read More).

 

Testing Services

The FieldComm Group's H1 and High Speed Ethernet (HSE) product registration testing program is unique in the industrial controls industry-no other organization tests devices for true interoperability to the extent of the FieldComm Group. Devices earning the official Foundation registration mark can be substituted on the same control network without loss of functionality or integration.

The testing and registration program available today tests some of the most cutting edge features of Foundation fieldbus, including Foundation for Remote Operations Management (ROM) and Foundation for Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF). 

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The FieldComm Group also performs a Host Registration Test. This process ensures a supplier's host supports predetermined Foundation technology features, and verifies its functionality as part of an interoperable digital control system. The foundation is the only industry organization facilitating such a comprehensive host-testing program. By doing this, FieldComm Group can ensure device interoperability of registered devices with registered hosts.

Test Service
Price Included Time Additional Time
Host Systems      
Host Profile Testing $4,000.00
8 Hours
$250.00/hr - minimum 4 hrs per day

Host Profile Self-Test Audit
(Re-registrations Only)
$1,500.00 4 Hours
$250 per hour
Instrumentation      
H1 Stack Conformance Testing Testing by Fraunhofer  N/A N/A
HSE Stack Conformance Testing $1,750.00/stack 8 Hours $250.00/hr - minimum 4 hrs per day
Device DD/CF Testing
(For re-registering already registered DD/CF's)
$500.00 2 Hour  $250 per hour
Device DD/CF Self-Test Audit
(Must be a licensed holder of an ITK in order to perform a self-test audit)
$250.00 1 Hour $250 per hour
Device Testing $2,450.00 8 Hours
$250.00/hr - minimum 4 hrs per day
Device Testing - Private Label $1,000.00 4 Hours $250.00/hr - minimum 4 hrs per day
Networking Components
     
Power Supply/Conditioner Self-Test Audit  $500.00/report 2 Hours
$250 per hour
Device Coupler Self-Test Audit
 $500.00/report 2 Hours
$250 per hour
H1 Cable Self-Test Audit  $500.00/report 2 Hours $250 per hour
 **On-site testing incurs travel time ($112.50/hour, maximum 8 hours each way - domestic; and 16 hours each way - international) and expenses billed separately.**

 

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Registration Certificate Fees

After a product has successfully met all the requirements of the applicable registration program, the FieldComm Group will issue a Registration Certificate. With this certificate comes the right for the product to bear the official Foundation registration mark. The certificate is valid solely for the product and version listed. Members of the FieldComm Group can get started by downloading registration kits via Fieldbus Forums (Account Required).

 

Registration Certificate Price per Device/Product Registration(US) Re-registration  Testing Fee
Host Systems
     
Host Registration
$2,500.00 $750.00 See Table Above
Instrumentation
     
Stack Registration (H1 or HSE)
$2,000.00 $750.00
See Table Above
DD/CF or Physical Layer Re-Registration N/A
$250.00
See Table Above
DD/CF or Physical Layer Re-Registration (Family)
N/A $500.00 See Table Above
Device Registration $2,500.00 $750.00
See Table Above
Device Registration (Family) $5,000.00
 $1,500.00 See Table Above
Device to Family Conversion $2,500.00  N/A See Table Above
Networking Components
     
Power Supply/Conditioner Registration $750.00  $250.00 See Table Above
Power Supply/Conditioner Registration (Family) $2,000.00
$750.00 
See Table Above
Power Supply to Family Conversion
$1,250.00
N/A 
See Table Above
Device Coupler Registration $750.00 $250.00 See Table Above
H1 Cable Registration $750.00
N/A See Table Above

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Professional Consulting Services

The FieldComm Group provides various levels of consulting services supporting the development of Foundation-registered devices and host systems. Expert instructors can provide custom training, delivered on-site at your facility, to help personnel get up to speed on the technology. We offer consulting on everything from H1 to HSE, and from FOUNDATION for ROM to FOUNDATION for SIF.

Products Member
Price(US)
Non-Member
Price(US)
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On-Site Workshops
     
Introduction to Foundation Fieldbus:

*Call for additional custom workshop options.

Travel and expense costs will be billed separately. Travel time is billed at a 50% hourly fee, maximum of 8 hours each way.
 $2,117.50 base fee + $181.50 per student + instructor expenses $3,176.25 base fee + $272.25 per student + instructor expenses
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Advanced Principles Workshop:

*Call for additional custom workshop options.

Travel and expense costs will be billed separately. Travel time is billed at a 50% hourly fee, maximum of 8 hours each way.
$6,352.50 base fee + $544.50 per student + instructor expenses
$9,528.75 base fee + $816.75 per student + instructor expenses
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Device/Host Development Consulting
     
The FieldComm Group provides various levels of services for the development, testing and registration of fieldbus devices and host systems.
  • Assistance in executing the Interoperability Test System or Conformance Testing System for H1 field devices, HSE field device and Linking Devices
  • Technical assistance with the development of any fieldbus product.
  • Hands on technical training for both small and large groups.
  • Technical assistance and project managment support for the development of fieldbus products.
  • Troubleshooting assistance on the integration of fieldbus products.

Travel and expense costs will be billed separately. Travel time is billed at a 50% hourly fee, maximum of 8 hour each way.
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General Consulting
     
Consulting: Level 1 (hourly rate)
-How to use my tools
$125 $187.50 pdf
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Consulting: Level 2 (hourly rate)
-How to understand/implement the specifications
$175 $262.50 pdf
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Consulting: Level 3 (hourly rate)
-How to manage a FOUNDATION fieldbus project development cycle
$250 $375 pdf
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Development Services Provider (DSP) Program

The FOUNDATIONTM Development Services Provider (DSP) Program was created in response to a need recognized by the FieldComm Group within the global automation industry.  The foundation, which is directed by its membership, receives many questions regarding qualified third-party services to help with the development of FOUNDATION devices. Because of this demand, we have created the FOUNDATION DSP Program

Developer Services Provider Program
Price
Developer Services Provider Application Fee $250.00
Developer Services Provider Annual Due $1,000.00

 

 

 

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