Fieldbus Foundation Celebrates 20 Years!

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Rich Timoney, President & CEO - Fieldbus Foundation, reviews the last 20 years of the Fieldbus Foundation from acceptance to today's advancements.


<ul><li> 1. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation Fieldbus Foundation </li></ul> <p> 2. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation Fieldbus Foundation has reached many major milestones over the last 20 years FOUNDATION fieldbus has an accelerating rate of global adoption Major installations are found in the oil &amp; gas, petrochemical, power, paper, pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries Sales of fieldbus-based products are a growing portion of automation industry business Two Decades of Progress 3. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation Path to developing FOUNDATION fieldbus technology originally began in the 1970s Control system suppliers attempted to distribute automation functionality to the field Introduction of the Distributed Control System (DCS) allowed distribution of intelligent control throughout industrial plants Origins of the Technology 4. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation Controls manufacturers, end users, academic institutions and others collaborated on an international, interoperable fieldbus standard Open digital communication protocol for field devices was needed to replace competing, proprietary solutions Fieldbus Foundation was established in 1994, leading to unprecedented levels of system and device interoperability for process automation Origins of the Technology (Contd) 5. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation FOUNDATION fieldbus provides a managed, fully-integrated automation infrastructure for operational excellence View plant operations in high definition Manage information effectively Optimize people, processes and technology Reasons for Industry Adoption 6. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation FOUNDATION fieldbus solution enables a new level of asset management effectiveness Reduce operating costs Drive a new level of business performance Reasons for Industry Adoption (Contd) 7. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation FOUNDATION fieldbus accounted for approximately 74% of the total process fieldbus market in 2011 Total sales of $1.3 billion USD Growing faster than the overall control and instrumentation market Growth of the Market 8. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation Fieldbus Foundation has now tested and registered 577 unique fieldbus products, with more than 900 total registrations Approximately 2 million field devices now in service More than 20,000 systems installed worldwide Growth of the Market (Contd) 9. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation FOUNDATION technology has become the all-digital standard for major Greenfield and modernization projects Reliance Jamnagar Refinery Shanghai SECCO Refinery CSPC Nanhai Refinery NAM Groningen Gas Field Shell Pearl GTL Drax Power Plant Growth of the Market (Contd) 10. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation Usability Project Make digital fieldbus solutions easier to use than conventional analog systems Enable plant owners to focus on what technology can do for them and their business, versus how it is managed Simplify development of new fieldbus-based products and applications Latest Initiatives 11. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation Field Device Integration (FDI) Leading industry organizations are seeking a unified approach to FDI for simple and complex devices FDI solution encompasses tasks ranging from device configuration to commissioning, diagnostics and calibration FDI Cooperation specification and developer tools are now available Latest Initiatives (Contd) 12. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation FOUNDATION for Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) Extends fieldbus benefits into plant safety systems Meets the requirements of IEC 61508 for functional safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic safety-related systems up to SIL 3 Supports systems per IEC 61511, covering SIF functional safety in the process industries Latest Initiatives (Contd) 13. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management (ROM) Established a single digital infrastructure for asset management in remote applications Enables fieldbus connectivity to remote I/O and the leading industrial wireless protocols, including WirelessHART and ISA 100.11a Provides interface to wireless technologies using EDDL and function blocks for interoperability with ROM devices Latest Initiatives (Contd) 14. 1999 - 2014 Fieldbus Foundation Greater Support for the Automation Industry Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation have entered into discussions on a potential merger Single industry foundation would meet the needs of intelligent device communications in the world of process automation Combined resources would provide significant benefits to both automation end users and suppliers Looking to the Future </p>


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