Faster control system startup: Fieldbus Foundation diagnostics

Pepperl+Fuchs and Yokogawa announced tools for managing the physical layer of FOUNDATION fieldbus H1, which could reduce time for plant start-up by 80%, the companies say.

04/16/2008


Twinsburg, OH, and Newnan, GAPepperl+Fuchs and Yokogawa have announced tools for managing the physical layer of FOUNDATION fieldbus H1, which could reduce time for plant start-up by 80%, the companies say. It is being released as one of the diagnostic solutions of Yokogawa’s Plant Resource Manager (PRM) R3.02, a component of the company’s VigilantPlant Asset Excellence initiative.
PRM integrates and manages maintenance information, monitors online conditions, and records historical data of assets from field devices to plant equipment. Seamless integration of the Pepperl+Fuchs Advanced Diagnostics Module (ADM) and Diagnostics Manager software into PRM R3.02 enables users to access a consolidated supervisory window within the PRM R3.02 environment. Customers can view summary information on individual segments that provides details on each connected field device, permitting efficient root-cause analysis in real-time and streamlining operations, the companies say.
In addition to supporting the use of tools such as oscilloscopes and data historians, ADM’s commissioning wizard can reduce up to 80% of the time required for plant start-up, the companies say. ADM online monitoring capabilities provide actionable information through PRM’s user interface, indicating changes in the fieldbus physical layer before they become critical. Information can be displayed via PRM R3.02 on operator stations of Yokogawa's Centum VP production control system. Integration of the FieldConnex ADM interface widens the scope of PRM's asset management capabilities, giving operators access to actionable information on the health of their FOUNDATION fieldbus segments, ensuring maximum availability of the physical layer.
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