FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus Expertise

The successful implementation of FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus Technology is at our core. Since its inception, our personnel have amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge pertaining to Foundation technology, its use, and its benefits. Let us help you succeed in each aspect of your fieldbus strategy.

Here's how we help:

  • Identification of project goals and objectives when using Fieldbus
  • Identification of potential modifications to P&IDs
  • Identification of modifications to an Instrument Index
  • Facilitation of Fieldbus host system evaluation and selection
  • Discuss options for segment bulk power supplies
  • Explain alternatives for segment power conditioners
  • Assist with selection of junction box couplers
  • Define locations and usage of segment terminators
  • Provide recommendations for Fieldbus cable selection
  • Explain use of surge protection devices
  • Identify options regarding Fieldbus intrinsic-safety components
  • Discuss junction box sizing, materials, and layout
  • Provide guidance on field device selection
  • Define design constraints such as number of devices per segment, maximum trunk length, maximum spur lengths
  • Assist with segment loading
  • Perform segment calculations as required
  • Aid in producing Instrument Segment Diagrams
  • Share segment tagging strategies
  • Development of device tagging standards
  • Assistance with device addressing (host dependant)
  • Recommend effective Macrocycle settings
  • Guidance on device block parameter settings
  • Author fieldbus-specific FAT procedures
  • Provide FAT support
  • Deliver fieldbus-specific commissioning procedures
  • Provide remote and on-site commissioning support
  • Provide on-site and remote support for troubleshooting of fieldbus segments and devices
  • Produce valuable diagnostic reports from a full range of fieldbus analyzers and test tools