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Device Based Process Control in Foundation Fieldbus

  • Dirk Thiele
  • Terry Blevins
  • Willy Wojsznis
Conference paper

Abstract

Devices based on the Fieldbus Foundation’s specification will, as an integral part of their design, allow process inputs and outputs to be precisely sampled by the device without aliasing or skewing. Fieldbus Foundation also standardizes a device description language (DDL) in which device manufacturers can present a description of their field devices. Given these standards it became possible to distribute function block control technology to fieldbus devices of different vendors. An overview of monitor, control, and diagnosis techniques used in Foundation Fieldbus is presented. Also, the manner in which fieldbus may influence advanced control implementations, such as process identification for controller self-tuning is reviewed.

Keywords

Collection Rate Function Block Distribute Control System Device Description Field Device 
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References

  1. 1.
    Terry Blevins, “An overview of the ISA/IEC Fieldbus”, 1998, Fisher-Rosemount, Austin, TexasGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Terry Blevins, “Fieldbus ushers in a new era in process control”, 1998, Fisher-Rosemount, Austin, TexasGoogle Scholar
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    Fieldbus Foundation, “Foundation™ Specification Function Block Application Process”, 1994–1998Google Scholar
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    DeltaVii website: www.easyDeltaV.com

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Thiele
    • 1
  • Terry Blevins
    • 1
  • Willy Wojsznis
    • 1
  1. 1.Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc.AustinUSA

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