MooreHawke's Trunksafe Fault-Tolerant Fieldbus System
MooreHawke, a division of Moore Industries, just released a new video highlighting its Trunksafe Fault-Tolerant Fieldbus System.
The above video shows how its Trunksafe system avoids costly shutdowns related to faulty Foundation Fieldbus or Profibus PA segments.
Interestingly, a shutdown at an oil refinery caused by a fieldbus segment can cost up to $500,000 an hour.
Until the introduction of Trunksafe, the only way for engineers at oil refineries, natural gas sites and other locations to ensure a fault-tolerant, redundant fieldbus solution was to duplicate each piece of the segment including H1 cards, power conditioners, device couplers and field devices. Along with being cost-prohibitive, this method requires special software and complex programming.