This implementation-orientated book provides a clear and concise presentation of how to apply fieldbus for process control. Based on experience collected from end-users in a wide range of industries around the world, it provides 'how-to' information for all phases of the system lifecycle from engineering to device and strategy configuration, installation, commissioning, troubleshooting, operation and maintenance. The book covers the three leading process fieldbus technologies; HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS-PA. It covers both the field-level and the Ethernet-based host-level networking. The text also addresses concerns and solutions for interoperability, integration and migration as well as availability and safety. A chapter on benefits helps engineers justify business advantages to management. The final chapter provides an in depth explanation of how these fieldbus technologies work. The author exposes similarities, differences and capabilities of each fieldbus technology. Fieldbus for Process Control is a must-have for system designers, control engineers and technicians. Even process engineers can benefit from learning about the capabilities of fieldbus technologies.
It is ideal for both organized training courses and for self-study, and will remain a handy reference when configuring and troubleshooting systems. This book is sure to be a well-thumbed addition to every control engineers bookshelf. Contents: Introduction, benefits, installation and commissioning, configuration and calibration, integration and migration (includes OPC techniques), troubleshooting, operation, design and engineering, maintenance, availability and safety, and function.