By Bruce Bradley, Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals
This paper describes everything you should consider when applying fieldbus in hazardous areas, then shows how it was done. Author uses it in a class he teaches on hazardous environments.
The TRUNKSAFE brochure explains how it is not necessary to duplicate an entire fieldbus segment, duplicate the field instruments, nor have any special software at the DCS to achieve fieldbus redundancy.
Lockhart has more than 20 years of R&D experience and more than 10 years in management. Previously, Lockhart was a Program Manager at BAE Systems, where she was responsible for projects based on MEMS technology with real time embedded systems.