ISA Releases Updated Foundation Fieldbus Resource

  • February 20, 2006
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Research Triangle Park, NC (20 February 2006) -- ISA recently announced the release of the second edition of "Foundation Fieldbus" by Ian Verhappen and Augusto Pereira. This newly revised book is written by two control systems engineers with extensive FOUNDATION(tm) Fieldbus installation experience. The book provides quick reference information on the FOUNDATION(tm) Fieldbus H1 protocol and installation tips. The resource also provides other useful information that design engineers, control system engineers, and instrumentation technicians need to know about FOUNDATION(tm) Fieldbus. The concepts presented are helpful when meeting with a vendor or client, or while managing an installation at a job site. The second edition comes in a new, larger format."Foundation Fieldbus" covers essential information on power distribution and network power supply requirements. The text is packed with handy reference information. The book includes rules for cabling length, documentation requirements, a commissioning checklist, topology diagrams, system sizing formulas, and tips for integrating with other systems. It explains the Fieldbus Intrinsic Safety Concept (FISCO) along with configuration and troubleshooting tips. Due to the constant changes in technology, one chapter of this revised edition is devoted to new developments in the field. Appendices include nomenclature, a list of Fieldbus Foundation specifications, a resource list, and a helpful guide to acronyms. About ISAFounded in 1945, ISA ( is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. Learn More

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