Implementing Foundation Fieldbus H1 Networks in Hazardous Areas


Many engineers today find themselves questioning which bus technology to implement in their facility. As if that topic isn't difficult enough to resolve, the subject is further complicated by implementing your chosen bus in a hazardous area. This classification alone adds a layer of complexity to the design and implementation of your control system. If you choose to implement networks such as Foundation fieldbus in your control system, the task may seem overwhelming. We were challenged with that task when we decided to implement Foundation fieldbus at Hoehinger Ingelheim Chemical. The purpose of this white paper is to provide some insight into the process for safety implementing Foundation fieldbus in a classified area of you facility.

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