Fieldbus Foundation updates specs for Remote Operations Management
FRANKFURT, Germany — The Fieldbus Foundation, conducting a press briefing at ACHEMA 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, announced that an updated version of its FOUNDATION™ technical specifications is now available for immediate implementation.
The latest release addresses key elements of FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management (ROM) technology, which enables manufacturers to begin developing FOUNDATION for ROM devices. Specifications have been added for transducer blocks for both wired and WirelessHART® devices.
The Fieldbus Foundation''s FOUNDATION for ROM solution offers a unified digital infrastructure for asset management in a wide range of remote applications, from oil and gas pipelines to tank farms and offshore platforms, and even OEM skid-mounted equipment.
The technology enables fieldbus connectivity to remote I/O and the leading industrial wireless protocols, including WirelessHART and ISA100.11a. It provides an interface to these wireless technologies and uses Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) and function blocks to ensure interoperability with FOUNDATION for ROM devices. The Remote I/O (RIO) portion of the specification was released in April of last year and allows for connectivity of large point count remote I/O to FOUNDATION fieldbus. The foundation is now pleased to launch the HART and WirelessHART specification for ROM.