In 2012, the Fieldbus Foundation invited its members which include prominent industry leading manufacturers and developers from all over the world to participate in the development of FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management devices and the execution of successful global demonstrations. The Foundation has also been active in the pursuit of end user sites across the world that require open technology with the capability to manage large count remote assets within the same control system architecture in a managed and common infrastructure. There are three major media events in 2012 that have been completed to showcase the benefits of FOUNDATION for ROM;
- Fieldbus Foundation General Assembly - Sao Paulo, Brasil - March 6-8, 2012 - Completed
- Achema 2012 - Frankfurt, Germany - June 18-22, 2012 - Completed
- Jemima 2012 - Osaka, Japan - October 31-November 2, 2012 - Completed.
In 2013, the Fieldbus Foundation will begin executing a series of live demonstrations of FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management in plant applications. This will be an exciting time for the Fieldbus Foundation and its FOUNDATION for ROM development partners. The first live demonstration will be held at Petrobras in Brasil. Here is the current schedule for 2013;
- Live Demonstration at Petrobras - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - April 30, 2013 - Completed
In 2014-2015, the Fieldbus Foundation will continue its executions of global live demonstrations showcasing the strong value FOUNDATION for ROM delivers to end users demanding non-proprietary and interoperable system architecture. Here is the current projected schedule for 2014-2015;
- Live Demonstration at Reliance Jamnagar - Jamnagar, India - February 2014
- Field Trial - Location to be Announced - Japan - Mid 2014
- Live Demonstration at Shell STCA - Amsterdam - May 2014
- Live Demonstration at Saudi Aramco - Dhahran, Saudi Arabia - Mid 2015
ROM Demonstration Sponsors
Thanks to the generous support of the Fieldbus Foundation's strong member sponsors, we are able to put on these great events and demonstrations all across the globe. Below is a list of the sponsoring companies and the solutions they provide for FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management applications.
AUMA is an established manufacturer and global market leader in the supply of modular electric actuators for FOUNDATION fieldbus installations. Established in 1964, AUMA’s actuators are adopted in fieldbus schemes around the world across a range of applications including the chemical, water, power, oil and gas industries. An AUMA FOUNDATION fieldbus interface card facilitates integration of the company’s actuators in FOUNDATION fieldbus network systems: it can be installed in both weatherproof and explosion proof versions of AUMATIC actuator controls supporting a wide range of AUMA actuator models, including multi-turn / part-turn actuators or linear devices.
The azbil Group provides its customers with timely solutions via an integrated structure that extends from planning and development to maintenance and service, capable of responding rapidly to customer needs. We supply the best solution, tailored to the customer’s needs, together with most suitable digital field technologies and services in Hydrocarbon Processing and Energy Management industries. Driven by the Group philosophy of human-centered automation,” the azbil Group strives to utilize its measurement and control technologies to realize safety, comfort and fulfillment in people’s lives and societies whilst contributing to the global environment.
BEKA associates Ltd is an independent company dedicated to the design and manufacture of indicators and displays for hazardous areas. Since 1984 BEKA has specialised with intrinsically safe 4-20mA loop powered indicators and continuously developed a range which now include fieldbus indicators and data displays that are often adopted in the latest equipment or processing plants. BEKA also manufactures totalisers, counters, batch controllers, sounders, beacons and panel lamps. Industries served include oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and waste water. Such a wide range of industries and global companies require international certification provided by ATEX, IECEx, FM, cFM and InMetro approvals. www.beka.co.uk
Belden - St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. It has approximately 7400 employees, and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit www.belden.com.
Biffi has been a leading manufacturer of valve actuators for more than 55 years. As one of the few manufacturers who have a global presence, we can offer our customers a comprehensive selection of standard as well as specially designed actuation products. The range includes; electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, gas-hydraulic and subsea actuators, all available with a full complement of accessories suitable for a wide range of applications. Biffi’s database of custom designed actuation solutions assists customers in optimizing their valve automation requirements in a variety of industries including; pipelines, oil and gas, chemical and power generation. Biffi has the noble tradition of “made in Italy”: experience, high technology, reliability, detail and customer support and satisfaction.
Buerkert Werke -
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is one of the world's leading manufacturers of measuring, control and regulating systems for fluids and gases. Bürkert was founded in Germany in 1946. Over the years the company increasingly focused on valve technology and soon became an international benchmark for industrial valves. Bürkert products are used in a wide range of industries and applications. With a portfolio of more than 30,000 products Bürkert is the only supplier to offer all fluid control system components: from solenoid valves to process and analytical valves, as well as pneumatic actuators and sensors. www.buerkert.com/COM/search.php?SearchText=8643
Emerson Process Management -
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel™, Ovation™, and AMS Suite.
Endress+Hauser - Endress+Hauser is a leading supplier of industrial measurement and automation equipment, providing services and solutions for industrial processes all over the world. E+H offers comprehensive process solutions for flow, level, pressure, analysis, temperature, recording and digital communication across a wide range of industries, optimizing processes in regard to economic efficiency, safety and environmental protection. Endress+Hauser supplies accurate and reliable process measurement, monitoring and automation solutions with minimum disruption to your existing installations. Working closely with their customers, their solutions comprise the integration of instruments, e.g. via FOUNDATION Fieldbus into control and asset management systems.
Festo Brazil -
A German company present in Brazil since 1968, Festo provides pneumatic, electrical, electronic and process control technologies for industrial automation. With approximately 40 thousand catalogue products and half a million variants, Festo Brasil is the industrial automation market leader in main segments, such as: automotive, food and beverage, packaging, plastic and light-assembly industry. It is present in the chemical and petrochemical sectors as well as in the water and wastewater treatment offering process automation products. In the 43 years the company has operated in the country, Festo Brasil has already executed over 50,000 projects. Find out more: www.festo.com
Flowserve - Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying engineered and industrial pumps, industrial valves, control valves, nuclear valves, valve actuators and controls, and precision mechanical seals to the power, oil, gas, chemical and other industries. Each day, Flowserve flow control solutions are utilized in FOUNDATION fieldbus networks to move even the most volatile fluids and gases safely and securely. With approximately 15,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Flowserve combine’s its global reach with a local presence. www.flowserve.com
Fuji Electric -
Fuji Electric is a global company with businesses focused on electric power, industrial systems solutions and public and industrial infrastructure. The company applies its superior expertise to the manufacture and selection of prime components for these major industrial areas, such as steam turbine generators for power generation plants. As a core technology in those business, Fuji Electric is continuing to support the FOUNDATION Fieldbus technology and ROM project. Moving forward, Fuji Electric strives to expand its business in energy and the environmental technologies by fusing and strengthening its core technologies. Please refer to the following Web site for further information regarding Fuji Electric: http://www.fujielectric.com/
Honeywell helps industrial customers meet their business objectives by providing leading technology and services, domain expertise, project management experience, and global engineering and support resources. Our broad portfolio of products and services can be tailored to meet process automation needs, from production and supply chain management to project management services, control systems and field devices. Honeywell continues its leading-edge technology tradition with the OneWireless™ offering which utilizes the open ISA100.11a wireless standard. Honeywell’s participation in the FOUNDATION for ROM project is aligned with our position as the complete solution provider of industrial wireless.
Invensys Process Management -
Invensys Operations Management is a leading provider of automation and information technologies, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. The marketplace knows us from our premier brands – Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ , InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Skelta, Triconex and Wonderware. Our solutions, which are used by more than 40,000 clients in over 200,000 plants and facilities around the world, include control and measurement instrumentation; safety, critical and distributed control systems; a wide range of real-time operations management software; and professional services.
Leoni Kerpen - The LEONI Business Unit Industrial Projects is one of the most competent suppliers of cabling solutions for industrial applications, especially for international measurement and control technology. We are active in sectors with demanding requirements for quality and safety, i.e. the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical and power industry. We are focusing on all branches of applications in which data is transmitted or processes are controlled.
With ICON® product line we offer a comprehensive range of cabling products which meet the various international electrical, thermal, mechanical, environmental and safety standards. Today we are manufacturing according to more than 150 international, national and customer specifications and handle more than 40,000 different cable constructions.
Established in 1934, Magnetrol is a global leader offering a broad range of technological solutions in Level and Flow control to many industries. Without a one-technology bias, Magnetrol can provide the best solution for each individual control requirement; and, although our company's early reputation was based upon mechanical float and displacer controls, Magnetrol has been on the leading-edge in adapting newer technologies into process control applications. Designed to meet the safety approval requirements of Intrinsically Safe and Explosion-proof installations, innovative new products based on Thru-Air Radar and Guided Wave Radar technologies include digital communication output options such as FOUNDATION fieldbus.
Moxa - Moxa provides a full spectrum of quality industrial networking and computing products; including marine computers, switches, wireless modules, I/O devices and industrialized cameras. Moxa’s products have connected over 30 million devices in 70 different countries in a wide range of applications, including factory automation operations, oil and gas field applications, intelligent transport systems and large power networks. http://www.moxa.com/
MTL Instruments -
MTL Instruments, a division of Cooper
Crouse-Hinds, is a world leader in the supply of system infrastructure products
and protection equipment to the Process Industries. The company is recognized
for its leadership in the development of intrinsic safety explosion protection
devices, industrial networks, surge protection and gas analysis equipment. Many
of the world’s safety-critical processes are monitored, controlled or protected
by MTL products and the company is distinguished by its global network of sales
and support centers. MTL is pleased to provide ethernet networking equipment and
FOUNDATION fieldbus physical layer components for the ROM project. www.mtl-inst.com
The Pepperl+Fuchs Process Automation Division exists to provide our global customers with products, services, and solutions that protect and operate process plants in hazardous areas and harsh environments throughout the world. Our mission is to provide the highest possible standards of quality, safety, and reliability in all that we do to ensure that we are "Protecting Your Process". In supplying solutions such as Intrinsic Safety, Signal Conditioning, Fieldbus, Purge, Remote I/O, HMI, and Enclosure solutions we continue to set the benchmark in ensuring the safety of process plants throughout the world.
Phoenix Contact -
To meet the tough requirements of the process industry, Phoenix Contact has developed a line of modular fieldbus components that offer connectivity from the field devices to the process controller for FOUNDATION Fieldbus. Solutions are provided for both the control cabinet and the field. Utilizing isolated redundant fieldbus power supplies and pre-configured field junction boxes with device couplers offer device connectivity and process protection in hazardous and non-hazardous locations. Together with Phoenix Contact bulk power, surge protection and cabling cordsets, a complete network architecture is provided. www.phoenixcontact.net/processfieldbus
Rotork - Rotork, a UK PLC, is recognised as the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of industrial valve actuators utilised in field network applications, including FOUNDATION fieldbus. Established in 1957, Rotork products are found in all industries around the globe, where there is a need to control the flow of liquids or gasses. From nuclear power stations in the UK, to water treatment plants in China, oil pipelines in Russia, to solar power stations in Spain, the Rotork FOUNDATION fieldbus interface enables easy integration into FOUNDATION fieldbus networks, providing access to valuable diagnostic and control data within the product. www.rotork.com
R. Stahl -
For more than 80 years, German company R.STAHL has been a trendsetting manufacturer of safety technology for hazardous areas. The company is one of the world's leading suppliers of the full range of explosion-protected equipment. Product segment “automation” includes an extensive offering of fieldbus installation products and the market leading Ex-remote I/O IS1 that is part of the ROM project. Key products include customized solutions for hazardous areas plus individual packages containing a wide range of services such as consulting, engineering and training. Designed to fully meet application requirements and customer needs. International certifications and patents demonstrate the company's expertise and allow for R.STAHL's products to be used worldwide. www.fieldbus-solutions.com
When Smar started its international growth, open digital communication had been appointed as the main trend for the future in automation and the company decided to use all its resources to develop innovative solutions based on FOUNDATION fieldbus. Today, Smar is a leading company in FOUNDATION technology with thousands of applications in over 100 countries, counting with experienced staff in Fieldbus engineering and R&D. Further, the ROM development has been pointed out as a watershed in terms of usability, seamless integration. And one more time we are committed to our users and the Fieldbus Foundation history. For more information: http://www.smar.com/en/system302/
Softing - Softing Industrial Automation is a world leading provider of industrial communication products and technologies for process and manufacturing automation. Softing actively supports FOUNDATION fieldbus™ technology and FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management. The company was one of the founding members of the fieldbus FOUNDATION and the first to be appointed as FOUNDATION fieldbus Development Service Provider in 2012. Being the exclusive licensee agent of WiTECK and owner of a WirelessHART stack, Softing combines wireless, ethernet and fieldbus know how. The company has specified and developed the FF HSE stack and is its independent owner. For more information, visit http://industrial.softing.com/en/products/application-level.html
StoneL is a global leader in delivering reliable, field-proven technologies into practical valve monitoring and on/off control applications. Users can increase performance by more effectively integrating discrete automated and manually operated valves with your plant control system using technologies like FOUNDATION fieldbus. With integrated pneumatic control, these on/off valve controllers are easy to connect, space-efficient, and cost effective. StoneL’s valve communication and control products, along with our networking infrastructure components (FieldLink), enable you to take advantage of proven, field-based digital communication technologies like FOUNDATION fieldbus to minimize total life cycle cost. Learn more about StoneL’s Foundation Fieldbus products at: www.stonel.com/en/protocols/foundation-fieldbus/products
Turck - TURCK is a worldwide leading manufacturer in industrial automation. With more than 3,200 employees working in 27 countries and exclusive agencies in 60 countries, TURCK achieves a turnover of roundabout 430 million euro. As one of the founding members for FOUNDATION™ fieldbus, Turck started with device coupler and process wiring, providing Plug & Play connectivity for the harsh environment. Turck has set a standard for enabling active management of the physical layer in a modern Asset Management System with FOUNDATION fieldbus. With the Diagnostic Power Conditioner, Turck offers diagnostics directly on FF High Speed Ethernet. Get more information on www.turck.com
Westlock (www.westlockcontrols.com) provides innovative solutions for the networking, monitoring and control of process valves. With millions of our conventional control monitors in service around the world and an installed base of over 100,000 valves networked using our Intellis products and network engineering services, we have application and field experience that are one of the best in the world. Your project’s success is our mission; hence, we bring 24/7 global service, an in-house engineering staff with the knowledge and experience to quickly assist to resolve the problems you encounter and products of outstanding quality, reliability and durability.
Yokogawa Electric Corp -
Yokogawa is well regarded in the global marketplace as a leading control company and pioneer in the development of distributed control systems for the monitoring and control of processes. Yokogawa is leading the world in ISA100.11a wireless technology as well as FOUNDATION technology. The flexibility of wireless solutions enables less investment in infrastructure while greater process insights into the plant operations. For ROM project to be able to merge these superior technologies, Yokogawa is contributing to the development and validation of specifications of ISA100.11a gateway and wireless HSE backhaul which is essential technology of FOUNDATION for ROM, and providing ROM devices. http://www.field-wireless.com/en/