MooreHawke publishes white paper on Installing Fieldbus in Hazardous Locations

  • June 07, 2007
  • Moore Industries-International, Inc.
  • News
June 7, 2007 - NORTH HILLS, CA - “Implementing Foundation Fieldbus H1 Networks in Hazardous Areas,” by Bruce Bradley, PE, of Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., in Petersburg, VA, provides a rigorous discussion of hazardous environments, the standards and practices involved, and considerations for installing a FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 system. The author, a professional engineer, is an experienced fieldbus user and is currently using this paper in the class he teaches on hazardous environments. The white paper first describes everything a user or systems integrator should consider about applying fieldbus in hazardous areas, then it describes how Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals installed fieldbus equipment in its environment, a Class 1, Division 1 and 2, Groups C/D pharmaceutical plant.The 10-page white paper has seven useful tables, including summaries of hazardous classifications, lists of cable parameters and limitations, and a comparison of various fieldbus solutions, including FISCO, FNICO, ENTITY, Hybrid and ROUTE-MASTER. The paper can be downloaded as a PDF from www.miinet.com/articles. Learn More

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