Practical Use and Understanding of Foundation FieldBus for Engineers and Technicians

THE WORKSHOP

Foundation Fieldbus (FF) is one of the leading fieldbuses in Process Automation. Its sophisticated architecture is tailor-made for today's automation systems. Its unique set of features allows for the implementation of true distributed control. The Foundation Fieldbus includes an H1 protocol based on IEC 61158-2 physical layer specification as well as an HSE standard for communication over Ethernet/IP. These features and the possibility for distributed control make the Foundation Fieldbus unique for process control application.

The main aim of this workshop is to give you a clear understanding of Foundation Fieldbus and to enable you to specify and design systems using this technology. There has been a surge of interest in Foundation Fieldbus due to the tremendous benefits it provides. This workshop aims to break down the terminology and jargon barriers and to explain Foundation Fieldbus in a simple and understandable way; thus enabling you to apply the technology effectively.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop is designed for personnel with a need to understand the techniques required to use and apply Foundation Fieldbus technology as productively and economically as possible.  This includes engineers and technicians involved with:

  • Consulting
  • Control
  • Control systems
  • Design
  • Electrical snstallations
  • Instrumentation
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • SCADA and telemetry systems
  • Process control
  • Process development
  • Project management

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF FOUNDATION FIELDBUS (FF)

  • Theory of FF technology
  • Key features and benefits of FF
  • Topologies, cable types, and constraints
  • Components required for building FF segmentsHANDS-ON FOUNDATION FIELDBUS
  • Design of FF segments - power, voltage, device load constraints
  • Wire and configure devices to a process control system
  • Installation in hazardous areas

ECONOMICS OF FOUNDATION FIELDBUS

  • Quantifying potential savings
  • Justifying a FF project

FOUNDATION FIELDBUS CHARACTERISTICS

  • Connection types (cyclic/acyclic, one-to-one, one-to-many)
  • Fieldbus Message Specification
    • Coding of information
    • Accessing data (process data/ configuration data)
  • Function Block Application
  • High Speed Ethernet

ROOTS OF FOUNDATION FIELDBUS (IN ISP, PROFIBUS)

  • Explanation of basic elements (OSI model etc.)
  • IEC 61158 transmission technology
  • "Data Link Layer"
    • Device types and services ("Link Master", "Field Device")
    • Address formats
    • Connection types
    • DLL schedule
  • Basics FMS object dictionary, communication relations, services
  • "Network Management"
  • "System Management"
  • "Function Blocks" (concept, types, elements)
  • Linking of "Function Blocks" to communication interfaces

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