Fieldbus Foundation Releases Fieldbus Podcast

  • September 12, 2007
  • News
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 12, 2007 - The Fieldbus Foundation today announced the release of a podcast describing fieldbus end user experiences in the process industries. Titled "Changing the Playing Field with FOUNDATIONTechnology," the podcast is hosted by Control Engineering magazine. It can be downloaded from the foundation's website.The Fieldbus Foundation podcast concerns the implementation of a fieldbus-based automation infrastructure enabling new levels of operational excellence. The podcast describes how FOUNDATION fieldbus unifies open scalable integration, process integrity, and business intelligence as part of a single, plant-wide managed infrastructure.Podcast interviews include: Darrol Weiss, City of CalgaryInterview concerns the City of Calgary's Water Treatment Division and its construction of a world-class utility with a complex system of water and wastewater treatment plants, water mains, reservoirs and pump stations.Chuck Hartshorn, Reichhold Inc. Interview describes the evolution of Reichhold's fieldbus installation, starting with a series of retrofit projects in the late 1990s, to an extensive control system and instrumentation upgrade completed in 2005.Denny Fetters, CrodaInterview describes the replacement of a legacy Distributed Control System (DCS) with FOUNDATION technology. Fieldbus devices were installed in a hazardous Class 1, Div. 2 area using the Fieldbus Non-Incendive Concept (FNICO).Doug Dalton, Memphis ZooInterview describes how intelligent motor control and digital fieldbus technologies were employed as part of an HVAC system used to control water and air quality in the zoo's wildlife exhibit.FOUNDATION technology is the world's leading digital infrastructure for process automation. It provides end users with the "Freedom to Choose"best-in-class, interoperable control products from their suppliers of choice, and the "Power to Integrate" control systems, subsystems and devices across the plant enterprise. The result is improved plant performance-and greater business results.The Fieldbus Foundation podcast is sponsored by Emerson Process Management, MTL, Rockwell Automation and Yokogawa.To download or listen to the podcast, go to www.fieldbus.org/podcast.About the Fieldbus FoundationThe Fieldbus Foundation is a global not-for-profit corporation consisting of leading process end users and automation companies. Within the Fieldbus Foundation, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations work together to develop an automation infrastructure that provides process integrity, business intelligence and open scalable integration in a managed environment. Learn More

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