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Technology with added value The largest wastewater treatment plant in the world relies on FDT Technology for device integration
Singapore is no stranger to showcase projects. Be it a spectacular skyscraper or a gigantic ferris wheel, Singapore is known for its bold and daring undertakings. The latest flagship project in the smallest tiger economy in Southeast Asia focuses on the area of water, waste water, environmental protection and sustainability. The summer of this year heralded the opening of the Changi Water Reclamation Plant, a waste water reclamation plant that boasts a unique, trendsetting concept. The technology installed is cutting-edge, with an FDTbased asset management system overseeing 10,000 instruments of all makes and kinds in a consistent, uniform and extremely effective manner. The "Changi Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP)" is the world's largest wastewater treatment plant and the centerpiece of Singapore's project to construct a deep tunnel sewerage system (DTSS) - a scheme unparalleled anywhere in the world. On June 23, 2009, the wastewater treatment plant of the national water agency, PUB, was officially opened. The plant itself was constructed for the government by the international project consultant CH2M Hill Singapore. Located close to the airport, the completed, compact, covered plant, which deploys the latest in cutting-edge technology, is designed for a capacity of 2.4 million cubic meters per day – equivalent to the volume of 960 Olympic swimming pools. What is revolutionary about this plant is that an innovative concept of water treatment means that every single drop of water leaving the CWRP can be reused. High-tech processes controlled by the most modern automation engineering technology make this possible. Architecture of the distributed control system All the information from field PA instruments like pressure transmitters, temperature transmitters, level transmitters and positioners is routed to the 600 field network interface panels (FNI) via PA links and couplers, which can cover distances of up to 2,600 meters. Drives, analytical instruments, flowmeters and actuators are connected via Profibus DP via Sekopia connectors and OLMs. From the fieldbus network, information is transmitted to the 49Nos of Programmable Logic Controllers which are located in air-conditioned rooms in various parts of the plant. These controllers, which are the heart of the plant, provide all process control and communicate via the control network, Ethernet TCP/IP and a redundant fiber optic ring with the FDT server for asset management and SCADA I/O servers in various systems.
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diagnostics and supervision of all devices that are linked to open communication protocols such as Profibus or HART. compliant with ISA S88 specification • Comprehensive user & session management • Activity logging and reporting • The data captured must be transmitted online to “CMMS” for preparation and planning • Import/export function for new projects • Instrument search function (network & plant view) Integrated information DNR Process Solutions. In this way. For end users this means that they have to be familiar with a plethora of tools that are expensive to maintain and operate. a supplier of tailor-made automation solutions in Singapore. It can be integrated in an engineering tool or a system environment. the FDT asset management system had to meet a number of specific requirements: • Client/Server architecture • Support for TCP/IP. The software knows the possibilities and limits of the device and contains all the dialogues with the user as well as all the graphic displays. and approximately 100 PROFIBUS masters Challenges for asset management The question of asset management presented the decision-makers with serious challenges. Furthermore. Standardized fieldbus protocols guarantee communication between intelligent field devices and the higher-order systems. etc. The data can be saved in a central maintenance management system.Device Type Manager (DTM) The device-specific software component is known as the DTM. Germany. no real-time information is available to service staff for maintenance and repair management. On the basis of Opening Ceremony of the Changi Water Reclamation Plant 2 . The solution FDT ultimately presented a solution for integrated and efficient asset management. The open and fieldbus-independent concept presents unforeseen opportunities. This is made possible by advanced functions that are stored as active software components in the DTMs. Asset management Field devices and fieldbus network The following instruments are at work in the plant: 500 magnetic flowmeters 400 thermal mass flowmeters 400 pressure/DP/submersile transmitters 140 radar and ultrasonic transmitters 50 optical TSS transmitters 40 dissolved oxygen analyzers 100 temperature transmitters 5000 electric actuators 400 pneumatic actuators 400 variable speed drives 100 motor control centers 600 switches. The cross-vendor solution is supported by many leading manufacturers of instrumentation and control systems. For the first time ever. The FDT standard forms the basis to integrated. The technology enjoys a high degree of acceptance in many industry sectors. The DTM maps the configuration. low-voltage switch gears. samplers. FDT allows openness and interoperability of field devices and systems for engineering. One further advantage is that device-specific documentation can be created per DTM. FDT FDT defines the interface between the vendor of the field devices and the engineering tool of the distributed control system. The two partners worked together to develop the Field Intelligence (FI) FDT-based asset management system for the wastewater treatment plant in Singapore. as every field device manufacturer makes different tools available for calibration. which has to meet incredibly strict requirements and objectives. such as sensors. The situation is further compounded when different systems or communication protocols operate in parallel. information-oriented solutions that cover every level of the automation pyramid – from field devices and the MES level to the ERP systems of a business. valves. diagnostics and other functions of the device. The company was actively supported by ifak system in Magdeburg. up to 10 users can simultaneously access the desired information from any location via the Internet. but does not affect the field devices themselves. Profibus & HART protocols • Project structure (network/plant). the software has a client/server architecture. drives. The product manufacturers are responsible for the information provided by the field devices via the DTM. The system facilitates remote configuration. The open technology allows the integration of a wide range of products. requirements Given the magnitude and complexity of the project. diagnosis and asset management tasks alike. provided the solution.
Glenn Schulz and I have crisscrossed the world to meet the many requests to talk about the terrific progress of the FDT standard. I look forward to 2010 when we will see the implementation of the updated standard that ensures backward compatibility with current DTMs. All members are invited and encouraged to attend as the formal business of the FDT Group is voted upon at this meeting. I am on a plane returning from the Multaqa event in Doha.65 billion • Over 350 domestic and international suppliers. My thanks to our talented regional marketing organizations for coordinating all of these activities. all of the major DCS players have joined the effort. One more step towards self-sufficiency and less dependency on water supply from neighbors. • Critical part of a sustainable development. This article is based on a presentation made by Jane Goh. and Nürnberg. uniformly and costeffectively manages some 10. As the Wallraf family settles in for treasured family time during the Christmas and New Year holidays. April 16. 2010 in Frankfurt. As I write this. • Together with the existing plants. Qatar where I presented a paper on the advancement of the FDT standard to more than 200 attendees.000 field devices from a wide range of manufacturers. Brazil. The mega-project at a glance • It took 15 years from the initial idea to commissioning in June 2009. twice in Japan. you will find an update of our activities with the emerging FDI standard. While I was frequenting the airport. sustainable concept. Only one third the footprint of conventional plants. • Multi-award-winning environmentally friendly. • Optimum efficiency thanks to size and centralization.Editorial Dear reader.000 cubic meters of wastewater per day in the 1st development stage. the largest wastewater treatment plant in the world. a water treatment plant has been installed on the roof of a sewage treatment plant. Much progress has been made and more recently. The key technology of the solution is FDT . others were making great progress on the update to the FDT standard. former chief engineer (Monitoring and Control System) at CWRP (Changi Water Reclamation Plant) in Singapore at an event of the FDT Group. Singapore. the system helps boost the efficiency of the plant. Mark your calendar for the annual FDT Group Assembly meeting on Friday. For the first time ever. A detailed agenda is forthcoming. The asset management system successfully overcame the challenges and passed tests with flying colors. I Hartmut Wallraf Chairman FDT Group 3 . Enjoy reading! operational findings with regard to the availability and utilization of the individual assets in real time. When fully constructed. The week prior I was delighted to speak at the European FDT End Users conference in Antwerp to more than 70 attendees. The dynamics of these developments warrants this timely article that describes how the FDI standard will interoperate with FDT and bring some long overdue secondary standards to the industry. • By gradually dismantling the three existing sewage treatment plants. branded FDTExpress. I wish you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday season. covering a space equivalent to 190 football pitches. • One pump station in the new plant is as high as a 25-story building. which allows rapid generation of DTM for the updated standard using . We have timed the meeting to just precede Hanover Fair in order to make it cost effective for you to attend. the new water treatment plant safeguards a third of Singapore's drinking water supply. the plant will be able to handle 2. • Capacity: 800. In the Changi Water Treatment Plant. Our recent developers’ conference showcased the new development environment.a technology that offers real added value. Add to that speaking and press engagements in Houston. Netherlands. it continuously. Germany and you get a sense of the intense interest in FDT.NET. In this newsletter. Our project team is on track for a release of the draft specification to the membership in the March timeframe. The excitement that this is creating in the development community is a compliment to the vision and leadership of our architecture and specification team. • Project scope: CWRP in Changi $3. Germany. densely populated Singapore gains valuable land for building.4 million cubic meters per day. twice in Canada. Our managing director. The last quarter reflects a whirlwind of FDT representation.
the format of the binary DD is different for each process fieldbus even though they originate from the common EDDL language. Endress+Hauser. the iDTMTM-FOUNDATION fieldbus covers all FF devices that have a DD! A standardized and proven device operation is secured by the use of the official DD interpreter inside the iDTMTM. a client/server architecture that makes use of OPC/UA. The FDT organization became involved in the future of the ECT when Professor Bender of itm published a whitepaper that roughly described a framework for combining the best of FDT and EDDL. Secondary standardization The addition of the DCS companies to the FDI efforts promises to bring focus and resolution on some nagging issues when applying EDDL. I If you are interested in details and conditions please contact mgunzert@codewrights. The draft standard is due to be released in mid to late 2010. The FDT Group.several new key players have joined the endeavor. for Frame and Device vendors) and as end user version. and Profibus started a collaboration known as ECT (EDDL Cooperation Team) to enhance and advance the EDDL (Electronic Device Description Language) which at the time offered a limited data visualization and user interface. it was clear that the scope of FDI was centered in the interests of the process industry members of the FDT organization and offered limited direct benefit to our factory automation • An Eye on FDI • FDT China • Developers Conference • ISA103 • FDT in Japan • FDT in Brazil • Certification update In early 2003. The DCS members of FDI have made it a high priority to harmonize the binary DD through secondary standards and tools. After much vetting of the itm paper and in-depth discussions with the ECT. Current status While earlier efforts fell significantly short of announced milestones. The architecture describes an FDI Package that consists of the EDDL binary. and a graphical interface. This offers the complete set of parameters. so we welcome to the DCS companies to assist in these efforts. the three major process industry fieldbus organizations: Fieldbus Foundation. the major DCS manufacturers began to discuss other requirement to make the standard viable.biz 4 . Unfortunately. Siemens. the ECT has made significant progress in the last year toward the publication of the FDI standard based on the itm concept. at the request of our Executive Committee and Board of Directors. menus and methods. especially in the context of FDI. Honeywell. Emerson. Invensys. The history assist in turning the itm concept into a viable standard. While the FDI standard is a significant deliverable. Driven and inspired by the positive feedback of users of the iDTMTM-HART (containing the official interpreter of the HART foundation) this new member of the iDTMTM family is available as OEM version (e. The FDI package will be directly usable on an FDT Frame or. for ALL FF-DEVICES.An eye on FDI Summary • Changi Water Reclamation Plant The FDI (Field Device Integration) moniker has garnered more attention in the press in recent months and with good reason. The standard became known as FDI (Field Device Interface).g. and Yokogawa announced that they will join the ECT to broaden the financial support and scope of the FDI efforts. In November of 2009 ABB. the FDT Group became an active member of the ECT in mid 2007 to CodeWrights The iDTM for FOUNDATION fieldbus is available now! Did you ever have the challenge to equip a multi-vendor FOUNDATION fieldbus installation with the appropriate device DTMs? The solution for a dramatic reduction of “time-to-findthe-right-DTMs” and “time-to-learn all-the-different-GUI-concepts” is available now: Presented already successfully on roadshows. In late 2004 OPC joined the ECT to further their mutual interests. strongly urged the harmonization of the binary DDs. The role of FDT Even in the earliest discussions of FDT joining the ECT. HART. the text description is normally converted to a “binary DD” before being shipped with the device. There has been significant progress in the last year and in the last month . Let’s take a look at what the buzz is all about and how it compliments FDT. business logic. text based description of a device. While EDDL is a common. as the FDI standard further describes.
4…20 mA transmitter that evaluates either general or localized (pitting) corrosion in the same industrialized. 2 wires. Recently. The components of this FDI package will not be visible to the end user but are essential to describing the interaction with the FDT frame. CorrTranTM takes this success to a new level with a simple. However. The FDT Group is represented on the ECT management team by Glenn Schulz. the business logic is a further abstraction of existing FDT functionality that is processed as it would be in a DTM. Managing Director of the FDT Group and Tetsuo "Ted" Takeuchi (Yokogawa). PACTwareTM makes it possible to use many versatile features such as status monitoring and alarms. CorrTranTM is a revolutionary approach to corrosion monitoring. This DTM processes the binary DD using the standard software created for that purpose by the FDI organization. The UIP part of the FDI package is the same as the FDT 2.0 specification team working closely together to drive out the details. we can provide an early view of how an FDI package will run on an FDT frame. Its Core Design is firmly based on the highly successful SmartCET® technology. The FDI package (see figure) consists of the binary DD (including a device description. PACTwareTM ensures user-friendly access to the CorrTranTM transmitter. this activity has been framed to ensure that the resulting FDI package can not only run in the FDI client/server environment but also be fully supported in an FDT based frame. FDI on an FDT frame While all of the technical dust hasn’t settled.Germany Thomas Westers Tel. easy to-use 2 wire transmitter operating on the industry standard 4 … 20 mA control basis and easily integrated HART protocol. Nestor Camino (Invensys) heads the FDT technical delegation in the ECT team and is closely supported by Suriya Selvaraj (Yokogawa). The FDI package will plug into an FDT frame through the use of a DTM made for that purpose (see figure). As you might Pepperl+Fuchs CorrTran™ – Innovations in Corrosion Fig. business logic.pepperl-fuchs. interactive functions and graphical objects such as trend curves. I Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH – Königsberger Allee 87 – 68307 Mannheim . These efforts have the technical experts from the FDI team and the FDT 2. The FDT Group is technically contributing across the breadth of the FDI standard but particular emphasis has been placed on our expertise in the area of the graphical user interface and our communications topology.com 5 . FDT as a standard brings together multiple industry verticals and all applicable networks so it is essential that we maintain a leadership role in FDI to ensure the broad applicability of FDT in unifying other industry standards. 1: CorrTranTM Compact version CorrTranTM from Pepperl+Fuchs is the first.: +49 621 776-1197 Fax: +49 621 776-1108 twesters@de. Meant to take corrosion evaluation out of the laboratory and into everyday process control. Perhaps this contrast was enhanced when the DCS companies joined the FDI efforts. time diagrams or device-specific online help.members. transmitter housing.0 UIP by design so this functions the same way that a normal DTM would. PACTwareTM uses the FDT software interface. Over the years. and descriptive user interface definition) and a so called UIP (user interface plug-in). Finally.SmartCET® customers have been able to monitor real-time corrosion behaviour and react to it before significant damage ahs occurred.com www. the FDT Chairman of Test and Certification.pepperl-fuchs. the Vice President of Technology of the FDT Group. including FDI. Other FDT members are active in the technical working groups.
at firstname.lastname@example.org 39114 Magdeburg Tel: +49 391 544563-10 Fax: +49 391 544563-99 dardization in China as well as the current situation of the FDT Technology in the Chinese standardization process. The DTM that processes any FDI package will be available as a standard component from the FDT Group.org.explicite messages • Graphical user interfaces (ActiveX) for: . The DNet CommDTM. baud rate) . I FDT Staff The FDT Group is happy to announce that Li Weijin ( ) from M&M Software (Suzhou) GmbH in Suzhou.field bus configuration (e. The future of FDT FDI brings important standardization in the implementation and deployment of EDDL based applications. The organizing FDT member companies were Endress+Hauser. Add to this the broader capability of FDT to support the dozens of factory automation networks and the tens of thousands of devices that are not supported by EDDL.g.ifak-system. Watch for updates in the early part of 2010. Glenn Schulz.com Oststr. Next steps The FDI standard is on a solid march for release in 2010. Michael Sinz. Shanghai. supported services: . Chinese Design Institutes (CDI) and EPC companies from various industries on November 26th to the Central Hotel. Ou Yang. Turck.display of DTMs and of devices on the network I ifak system GmbH www.2. 18 info@ifak-system. The FDT China marketing team invited end users. we can see that the role of FDT as a standard that brings together other industry standards in a homogenous environment takes another important step forward in the industry. First FDT roadshow in China The FDT Group organized its first roadshow in China. which is compliant to FDT 1. Hilscher.expect. Rockwell Automation. is the new marketing assistant for the FDT Group in China. Schneider Electric. coordination of published articles and case studies. Metso.0 standard. The recent broadening of the scope to include harmonization of the binary DDs and the supporting tools has not yet been firmly calendarized but the project managers are assigned and are pulling together resources and drawing up their Gantt charts. The FDT Technology was well received from the over 60 participants attending the event. please directly contact our Managing Director. Her tasks within the FDT China marketing team will include the organization of customer events. and Yokogawa. The FDT standard will make direct use of this FDI package to bring a standard method for incorporating EDDL in FDT. 6 . If you have any questions or suggestions. chairman of FDT Marketing Group China was honored to welcome not only the over 60 automation experts but also Mr. Li Weijin has worked in the field of marketing and marketing communication outside the automation industry. therefore bringing all the necessary skills and background for this position. General Secretary of Industrial Process Measurement and Control (SAC/TC124). We expect that the timelines will reflect the financial and technical support that has been committed by the DCS members to ensure a timely conclusion. Ou Yang explained the importance of the stan- FDT China New FDT marketing assistant in China Li Weijin ifak system The new CommDTM for DeviceNet networks is now available at ifak system The DNet CommDTM integrates the DeviceNet-USB adapter of ifak system (DNet USB) into FDT Frame Applications like PACTware and FieldCare. contacts with editors and magazines and support of special marketing communication projects such as podcast production. the data model will be harmonized so it too is directly supported by the FDT 2. The FDT Group is clearly committed to ensuring the success of this important industry collaboration and we will continue to work to ensure that the supporters and users of the FDT standard directly benefit from this effort. M&M Software.1 provides communication access for DeviceNet networks and offers following functions: • Finding device on the DeviceNet net work (scan) • Communication access to DeviceNet devices. Li Weijin is supporting Michael Sinz from Endress+Hauser China who is heading the FDT Group Marketing activities in China. Mr.
For more information visit: http://www. the EJX110 differential pressure transmitter is widely used to meter flow rate of liquids. Yokogawa announces the release of its 2009-2 HART DTM Library containing the DTM that visualises Impulse Line Blocking Detection diagnostics included in its latest version EJX110 differential pressure transmitter.yokogawa-europe. setting up an issue database.yokogawa.com/fld/pressure/ pressure. The FDT Hotline provides support on FDT Technology related issues via email and phone. several field instruments technologies. the Netherlands. Impulse Line Blocking Detection is also available in the Foundation Fieldbus version of the EJX110 and EJX910 (multivariable) differential pressure transmitter. The forum is supervised by the Technical Support Line in Europe. Contact details will be posted on the FDT Group SharePoint and announced to the membership.The Hotlines in Europe and China and the Techology Forum are available for FDT Group members only. I New DTM visualises Impulse Line Blocking Detection in Yokogawa’s EJX100 Series Pressure Transmitter DTM Libraries for Yokogawa’s HART. The transmitter often is connected to the flow element through relatively narrow impulse lines. especially to smaller companies that do not have large development groups. Developers from around the world exchanged their Yokogawa FDT support hotline available in China The Chinese Subsidiary of M&M Software GmbH will host a technical support hotline for developers from FDT member companies on behalf of FDT Group as of 2010. DE • Meorga Fair 3 March – Frankfurt.htm. Advanced diagnostic methods are applied to detect when clogging or freezing occurs to alert the maintenance staff before the measurement fails by generating a proactive maintenance indicator in the DTM device status window.com. which in the case of liquid flow can clog or freeze. FL • ARC Process Management Academy 2-4 March – Düsseldorf. This Hotline is an additional service to the already existing Technology Forum that is available on the FDT Group SharePoint server. In combination with differential pressure producing flow elements such as orifice plates. the FDT Group decided to set up a hotline specifically dedicated for China. the FDT Group organized its yearly European Developers’ Conference in Amersfoort. The live demonstration did consist of three different control systems. BE • FDT Technical Seminar 9 March – Long Beach. digital interfaces and control valves. The Hotline will provide services such as receiving technical questions through email and phone. The FDT Group would like to attract more Chinese local vendors and end users to become members of the FDT Group. It's a separate area within the SharePoint server where member companies can discuss development related issues as well as sharing experiences. The attendees were updated on working group results and the status of the ongoing development work. 7 . gases and steam. Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus field devices can be downloaded from: http://downloads. Upcoming events • ARC Annual Orlando Forum 8-11 February 2010 Orlando. I The FDT/DTM based live demonstrations displayed the excellent interoperability between the different vendors’ technologies. CA FDT Group developers conference On November 10th and 11th. DE • M+R Fair 4 March – Gent. Following the growing demand for FDT Technology consulting. The service will be available from 9am until 5pm Beijing Time.
flexibility. • FieldCare 2. and the FDT developers support line. This event was a unique occasion for the attendees to communicate their own recommendations to the Working Groups’ responsibles. At the event. In total. The integrated development environment will allow us to bring our DTM’s to market more quickly.07 Unique solution for all registered HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices FieldCare 2.” states Glenn Schulz. The new FDTExpress development environment fully incorporates and self documents the updated standard so the developers can focus on getting the product to market more quickly and effectively. of Rotork Controls PLC. With an iDTM for HART and now also FOUNDATION Fieldbus. Those wishing to have in-depth information had the opportunity to speak with the chairmen of the different technical working groups. I For further information or questions please contact denis. Attendees shared their delight with the updates to the standard and the new FDTExpress development environment: “The updated FDT standard will provide a very smooth integration with FDTExpress. certification. FieldCare will now fully support FOUNDATION Fieldbus.” said Ralf Schmidt of Krohne. Ralph Schmidt of M&M Software. such as new developments and specification releases.” sights Thomas Hadlich of ifak system.07 will also support the configuration of the Endress+Hauser Wireless HART components. • FieldCare has a powerful Condition Monitoring module which has been improved and which fulfills. I 8 . “Our customers are increasingly taking advantage of the DTMs we provide with our products. the Developers were able to exchange their experience on best practices and development issues ensuring that their development work will be more efficient. but also will provide a new level of development support. among other. the FDT Group will not only define improved technology. Developers from leading device and system manufacturers in the factory and process automation fields attended the two day conference.Applications were treated to a live preview of the new FDT development environment. The attendees had the chance to acquire the latest information about FDT Technology. the Namur 107 requirements.” assessed Mike Devrell. as reported from our customers. “We are on track for the latest release of the FDT standard to our members in February of 2010. it enables to integrate all devices which do not have an own DTM.endress. and ease of development that it provides. DTM developers will love the updated FDT standard.juillet@solutions. FDTExpress. We welcome the upcoming FDT release with its increased functionality.07 is released in January 2010 and includes a lot of new features: • Besides the already existing supported protocols HART and PROFIBUS. FieldCare was delivered with 85’000 Endress+Hauser devices in 2009.07 is the unique FDT frame on the market for configuration and asset management of all registered mentioned fieldbus devices. Managing Director of the FDT Group in Brussels. We look forward to welcome the DTM developers of our member companies again at next year’s European Developers’ Conference. Developers of DTMs and FDT Frame Endress+Hauser FieldCare 2. “With the new release. Belgium. style guide.com experiences of DTM development with other developers and FDT technical specialists. Germany demonstrated how a basic DTM could be developed in 30 minutes using FDTExpress. • FieldCare can be used free of charge for the configuration of all DTM based devices. • The implementation of an interpreter DTM (so called iDTM) is. FieldCare 2. a major added value.
CAP as the new chairman to carry on with the work As a consequence of a number of discussions at the ISA 2009 Conference and Exhibition. SoMachine integrates the FDT Technology which allows a smooth integration of party devices. I Manfred Brill 9 . Because we will be adopting a globally accepted standard. motion. drive and HMI controller. This was the first FDT event in the western part of Japan. With this tool Schneider Electric underlines its strategy to use standards and to endorse openness.ISA-103 bringing America FDT to chair. One of the changes in the ballot was to elect former ISA Standards & Practices Vice President. The tool has an intuitive and easy to use interface which helps the user to build a consistent application within a minimum amount of time. and Canadian IEC 65E Ian Verhappen started by Ahmad Zahedi who due to work pressures unfortunately had to ‘pass the torch’ to him. The ISA103 committee is working to adopt the approved IEC 62453 standard as a recognized American National Standard through ISA in the upcoming year. which can be as simple as using Imperial units of measurement. At the last SPS / IPC / Drives fair Schneider Electric presented the next version of SoMachine. The location of this seminar was easily accessible for users as the event was organized in a very large refinery and chemical complex in Chiba prefecture. This platform comprises logic. with the first one held in Osaka. The committee will start its work early in 2010 at which time we will develop a project plan compatible with people’s available time and our target objective of completing our work this year if possible. A second user seminar took place in Goi. the automation concept of Schneider Electric for machine builders. we anticipate that the team will be able to take full advantage of web based tools and teleconferences to help us with our work in reviewing and if necessary revising the document to be consistent with industry practices in North America. I Schneider Electric presented SoMachine V2 in Nuremberg FDT activities in Japan The FDT Group Marketing Team Japan organized 2 user seminars this fall. the ISA103 standards committee has seen significant changes – most importantly the number of End Users has increased significantly. We took advantage of the ballot to increase the membership of the committee by threefold while retaining the requirement of having good representation of the various interest groups that will be affected by the final approved standard. The process is fully defined by ISA and will have the benefit of ISA’s experience in developing and adopting standards to provide the team with the tools and procedures to make this happen in a timely manner. The recent announcement regarding the FDI development activity provides even more incentive for us to finish our work in a timely manner so we can be prepared for the next maintenance cycle of this standard when FDI will likely be proposed in 2010. This tool is part of MachineStruxure. The configuration and programming tool supports a flexible and scalable platform of devices from low-end to high-end. Ian Verhappen.
The fdtCONTAINER product family from M&M already uses . HART.” says Hartmut Wallraf. Fibria (ex Aracruz). “Brazil offers a huge market for FDT.0 promises to deliver. Managing Director. We greatly appreciate their efforts and involvement and look forward to next year's FDT user events.” Robson Nascimento.NET and WPF open a whole new world of possibilities. Shell. With the support of major end users and the unanimous approval of FDT Technology as an international standard (IEC 62453). With over 2300 devices covered by certified DTMs and 17 frame applications on the market today. 20 staff members contributed to the success of these events. BP. FDT Technology is the only available standard that supports multiple. End users around the globe have applied FDT. Clariant. Dow. and Glenn Schulz. acceptance. Petrobras.0 Roadmap Both events were very well attended with a total of over 160 participants. M&M will start its migration path immediately. No other standard brings together FOUNDATION fieldbus. the group will continue to drive the technology to key areas in the South American region spreading the word about the business value that can be derived as a result of deploying FDT Technology to the end user community through road show events and exhibitions. and adoption of FDT Technology. using a step-by-step approach when moving to FDT2.0 enhancements.CANOpen. chairman of the FDT Brazil marketing committee mentioned. FDT Technology meets end users needs. application opportunities continue to grow. With a newly established marketing committee in Brazil. Frame vendors as well as DTM developers will both benefit from this technology and end users will experience an even higher level of satisfaction when working with the improved FDT components. M&M Software FDT2. EtherCAT. and explained the benefits of this exciting new technology. to Brazil where the local marketing group organized a dynamic technology display and presentation agenda showcasing the benefits of FDT Technology at ISA Brazil. Each event was attended by an official representative of the FDT Group. The local region is ready to adopt the advanced features for smart device integration for asset management as outlined in the WIB research study performed at Shell Global Solutions International (SGSi). and Reliance just to name a few. 10 . Although new DTMs are still being developed using M&M’s dtmMANAGER for FDT 1. the message is clear . FDT is the solution for smart device integration in a variety of applications. I For process and factory automation industries. M&M will be leveraging . Profibus. Odebrecht. Hartmut Wallraf.NET technology to begin bringing about the improvements in performance. in Goi. “We are excited to bring awareness of the technology to this market and demonstrate the key benefits.NET Technology and provides a perfect foundation for future FDT2. interoperability and overall quality of DTMs. tiered networks in a single application. being Hartmut Wallraf. Chevron. offers enhanced data accessibility and extended functionality as used in commissioning and maintenance in a very effective and flexible manner. while providing a save adaptation route to their customers. Usiminas.0.2n.FDT Technology is ready. by rolling out new updates of its DTM development framework. with projects at BASF. The Latin American market is yet another example of the growing global interest.0 Showcase DTM: . and many others onto a single. stability. M&M Software has revealed its future goals for migrating products and services to accommodate FDT2. The program consisted of several excellent presentations and multivendor demos. I M&M FDT 2. which FDT 2.0. available and works. Chairman of the Board of Directors. integrated platform. I South America market ready for FDT Technology The FDT Brazil marketing committee welcomed FDT Group’s chairman. CIP. in Osaka.
In the future. Currently.org/ en/certified-devices. Halle. BASF Nederland will prefer to only purchase field devices with a certified DTM. Year after year the number of companies with certified devices increases significantly. Automation Engineer at BASF. PACTware™. The PACTware™ Live Training took place in Hamburg.” states Ferry Stofberg. These 43 companies deliver in total over 2300 devices that come with a DTM! The complete range of devices with certified DTMs can be found on the FDT Group website under the following link: http://www. “We strongly recommend field device manufacturers to always certify their new deviceDTMs! We are convinced that this important part of the FDT quality process provides remarkable user benefits in terms of reliable and trouble free plant operation. the PACTware™ Consortium introduced a new Live Training concept in four German centres of process automation. The workshops under the headings commissioning. We encourage all end users to require certified products from their suppliers and to verify the certificates on our website. The attendees obtained detailed information in functions and scope of services of PACTware™. PROFIBUS or FOUNDATION Fieldbus protocol.FDT certification The FDT Group Certification Office delivered again many certificates over the past year. The experts from eleven well-known companies in process automation demonstrated how to make device operation more efficient by means of the universal PACTware™ operator interface.html. Meern. This is an increase of 30 percent over the same period last year.fdtgroup. 43 different companies delivering certified DTMs for their products. operation and maintenance showed application examples in live operation by using a multi-vendor devices wall. Number of companies supplying certified device types (cumulative) Number of companies supplying certified DTMs (cumulative) The half-day event consisted of workshops facilitating the direct communication between the participants and the hosting PACTware™ member companies. I 11 . The main focus of the events was the practical benefit of device operation with the most commonly used FDT frame application. I PACTwareTM Live Training Manufacturer-Independent Device Operation in Process Automation In November 2009. Nederland. Frankfurt/Hoechst and Marl. be it HART. Demonstrations showed to the participants how their daily work can be considerably facilitated and speeded up by using just one single tool for all communication and field devices.
1831 Diegem . For further information please visit www. Belgium . The intelligent xEPI 2 not only provides the Ethernet-based interface for central device access but also collects valuable diagnosis information on network and stations.org Editor: Glenn Schulz.fdtgroup. KG Wilhelm-Hennemann-Str.All product brands or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners 12 .fdtgroup.TREBING & HIMSTEDT PROFIBUS Monitoring with FDT Parallel Fieldbus and Field Device Management minimizes Commissioning and Maintenance Efforts Trebing & Himstedt’s new CommDTM PROFIBUS DP-V1 for the xEPI 2 enables the display of PROFIBUS diagnosis information in FDT frame applications.de Contact: Trebing & Himstedt Prozeßautomation GmbH & Co. the tags and descriptions can now be automatically imported from the engineering data of the FDT frame. a Live List and bus and error statistics.de FDT Group member companies To subscribe please follow this link: http://www. it is now possible to operate Condition Monitoring of field devices AND of PROFIBUS networks at the same time. Thus. I Further information: www.The articles published in this Newsletter and their content are the responsibility of their authors. 1831 Diegem. 13 19061 Schwerin | Germany Phone: +49 385 39572-0 Fax: +49 385 39572-22 info@t-h.Email: businessoffice@fdtgroup. Here.org or contact the FDT Group Business Office: FDT Group AISBL .org/en/newsletter Please feel free to forward this newsletter.Fax: +32 (0)2 403 12 12 . In clearly arranged designs the CommDTM shows status.Culliganlaan 1B . 1B Culliganlaan. ® 2009 FDT Group AISBL . The new telegram logger quickly detects communication errors during device configuration and an integrated link to the xEPI 2 website allows plant-wide PROFIBUS monitoring with automatic email alert.Belgium .t-h.Phone: +32 (0)2 403 13 33 . malfunctions and diagnosis messages.
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