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Another UK Sports Venue - Another FOUNDATION Fieldbus Roadshow!

twickenham_groupThe Fieldbus Foundation UK Marketing Committee (FFUKMC) recently added another famous sporting venue to its list of "Fieldbus Goes Live!" end user roadshow locations.

The latest roadshow took place at the Twickenham rugby ground, London, on Tuesday 12th October 2010.

The event followed a similar format to previous successful roadshows held at other key sporting venues across the UK including Brands Hatch racing circuit, Wembley stadium, Madejski stadium, city of Manchester stadium and the Riverside stadium. In addition to a full presentation program, attendees also enjoyed a complimentary lunch, the opportunity to have a tour of the pitch side facilities, and a chance to win a pair of match tickets for the England v South Africa match at the end of November.

The FFUKMC welcomed 24 delegates including end users, systems integrators, contractors, and industry experts to the event. The comprehensive seminar program included presentations and practical demonstration sessions covering:

  • Introduction to Foundation technology - an overview including hazardous area options
  • Process integrity and reliability - achieved through diagnostics and redundancy
  • Business intelligence - demonstrating improved plant performance
  • Open scalable integration - linking H1, HSE and other networks
  • Practical systems implementation - demonstration of building, maintaining and modifying working fieldbus segments.

Host systems were provided by ABB, Emerson Process Management, Honeywell and Yokogawa, with devices from BEKA, Endress+Hauser, Smar, Krohne, Invensys and VEGA, and physical layer interfaces from MTL, MooreHawke, Pepperl+Fuchs, Stahl and Turck.

John Hartley, chairman of the Fieldbus Foundation UK Marketing Committee, was pleased to add Twickenham to the list of UK seminar venues. "The UK marketing committee enjoys hosting its Fieldbus Foundation end user events at some of the major sports venues across the UK. We know that the attendees appreciate the combination of informative presentations and practical demonstrations delivered by fieldbus experts in a unique venue - it ensures a beneficial and memorable day for all involved!"


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