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Course Overview

What is meant by Field Bus? The Fieldbus Foundation presents the subsequent definition: “Fieldbus is a digital, two-way, multidrop communication link among intelligent measurement and control devices.” Fieldbus is steadily replacing 4 to 20 mA standard instrumentation signals used to transfer measurement and control data amongst control room and plant floor.

It is one of the numerous local area networks dedicated to industrial automation. Where is Fieldbus used? Modern industries in the 21st century could not survive and endure without information technologies and networks. From the production line to enterprise-level, digital communication assists all economic and social activities with dominant modern technologies. Fieldbus is one such technology and cannot be detached from others. Fieldbus is at the bottom level in the hierarchical order and interacts and exchanges information with higher-level databases.

IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) recommends the following seven definitions standardized by the standard organizations (presented by their trademarks) as international standards of Fieldbus:

  • FOUNDATION Fieldbus and HSE
  • ControlNet
  • P-NET
  • WorldFIP
  • SwiftNet

FOUNDATION Fieldbus, which is one of the seven definitions, is a norm defined by the Fieldbus Foundation. Regrettably, the Fieldbus standards of IEC list the definitions of many regular organizations. In practice, all key makers and users are now partaking in the Fieldbus Foundation, and several products based on the FOUNDATION Fieldbus specifications are developed and marketed. The international standards of Fieldbus have been united by IEC/TC65/SC65C WG6

(Technical Committee 65/Sub-Committee 65C/ Working Group 6/ International Electrotechnical Commission), ISA (The International Society for Measurement & Control) SP50 Committee (which defined 4 to 20 mA analog signals as the standard electronic instrumentation signal), and the Fieldbus Foundation. Recently, the Fieldbus Foundation, a private organization created to promote Fieldbus, is assisting the international unification of Fieldbus standards.

This course from Zoe Talent Solutions covers the progress of the ANSI/ISA-50.02 standard, which is the driving force after the Foundation Fieldbus technology. Other industrial bus systems are likened to Foundation Fieldbus technology. Both Foundation Fieldbus H1 (31kbits/sec) and High-Speed Ethernet (100Mbits/sec) buses are discussed.

The benefits and cost savings of Foundation Fieldbus technology related to 4-20mA field technology are covered, as well as how Foundation Fieldbus segments are organised together and configured.

This Zoe training course focuses on Basics and fundamentals of Field bus, designed to give Introductory Instrument Technicians a general background of the subject matter and provide them with sufficient underpinning knowledge to enter into more specialised equipment training.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this Foundation Fieldbus course successfully, participants will be able to understand:

  • Fieldbus Plant hierarchy
  • Fieldbus Signal transmission technology
  • Comparison of communications protocols
  • Fieldbus Benefits
  • Fieldbus Multi sensing
  • Fieldbus Hardware reduction
  • Fieldbus Wiring savings
  • Fieldbus Basic protocol
  • Fieldbus Physical layer specifications
  • Communication Physical Layer
  • Communication Data link layer
  • Communication Application layer
  • Fieldbus components and wiring
  • Segment Design
  • Data link Layer
  • Application Layer (FAS, FMS and VCR)
  • Fieldbus devices and Blocks
  • FF-SIF

Training Methodology

This collaborative Foundation Fieldbus training program will comprise the following training methods:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and Presentations
  • Group Discussions
  • Assignments
  • Case Studies and Functional Exercises

Zoe Talent Solutions follows the ‘Do-Review-Learn-Apply’ model.

Organisational Benefits

Companies who nominate their employees to participate in this Foundation Fieldbus course can benefit in the following ways:

  • Keep your company one step ahead with this all-inclusive overview of Foundation Fieldbus
  • Assist technical committees to create, publish and revise working standards relating to Fieldbus
  • Judiciously study examples, illustrations and case studies being discussed and ensure that the material is appropriate to the organisation represented
  • Leave with an awareness and understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the workplace in relation to Fieldbus

Personal Benefits

Individuals who participate in this Foundation Fieldbus course can gain from it in the following ways:

  • Design the fieldbus segment
  • Configure the system software
  • Organize the communication sequence inside the system
  • Implement the function blocks in PID control loops
  • Master the practical aspects of the fieldbus system

Who Should Attend?

Foundation Fieldbus training course would be suitable for:

  • Instrumentation and Control Engineers & Technicians,
  • Electrical Engineers & Technicians
  • Project Engineers
  • Process Control Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers & Technicians
  • Production Controllers
  • Project Managers
  • All Plant personnel’s in-charge and accountable for the installation, configuration and/or maintenance of a FOUNDATION Fieldbus System

Course Outline

MODULE 1:  Field Device Requirements

  • Introduction
  • Support for FOUNDATION Fieldbus functionality
  • Device Diagnostics
  • Field Device Power
  • Service Conditions
  • Logical Field Devices
  • Factory Configuration

MODULE 2:  Ancillary Device Requirements

  • Bulk Power Supplies
  • FOUNDATION fieldbus Power Supply/Conditioner (FFPS)
  • FOUNDATION fieldbus Terminators
  • FOUNDATION fieldbus Repeaters
  • FOUNDATION fieldbus Wire
  • FOUNDATION fieldbus Junction Boxes

MODULE 3:  Fieldbus Segment Design Guidelines

  • FOUNDATION fieldbus Segment Topology
  • FOUNDATION fieldbus Wiring
  • FOUNDATION fieldbus Power, Grounding & Lighting Protection
  • FOUNDATION fieldbus Segment Risk Management
  • Intrinsically Safe (IS) Installations
  • Fieldbus Intrinsically Safe Concept (FISCO) Installations
  • FOUNDATION fieldbus Loading and Calculations
  • FOUNDATION fieldbus Segment Naming Convention

MODULE 4: Host System Requirements

  • Use of Standard Products
  • Spare Capacity and Expansion
  • Interoperability
  • Host Interoperability Support Test (HIST) Description
  • Support for FOUNDATION Fieldbus Functionality
  • Configuration Tool
  • Redundancy & Robustness
  • Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Diagnostics
  • Advanced Diagnostics and Computer Based Maintenance
  • Evaluation Guidelines

MODULE 5: Software Configuration Guidelines

  • Control System Graphics
  • Node Addressing and Naming Conventions
  • Control Functionality Location
  • Configuration Options and Defaults
  • Alarms and Alerts
  • Segment Communications and Scheduling
  • Data Import and Export
  • Operator Display
  • Software Revision
  • System Management
  • Control and Data Handling
  • System Configuration Tools
  • Displays

MODULE 6: Documentation Requirements

  • Drawings
  • Control Narrative
  • Instrument Index/Database
  • Instrument Data Sheets
  • Material Requisitions
  • Manufacturer Documentation
  • Maintenance Manuals

MODULE 7: Factory Acceptance Testing Requirements

  • Introduction
  • Factory Staging
  • Assumptions
  • Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) Requirements
  • FAT Procedure

MODULE 8: Site Installation Guidelines

  • Introduction
  • Network Installations
  • Cable Test Procedure
  • Segment Checkout Procedure
  • Loop Checkout/Site Integration Tests
  • Hot Cutover
  • Bench Simulation Testing
  • System Development Room
  • MCC Testing
  • Provision of Spares
  • Removal of Redundant Equipment
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