July 2008


FOUNDATION technology: solution for plant safety instrumented functions

Here are the considerations for applying this fieldbus in these applications

Greil, G., TÜV SÜD

In October 2002, the Fieldbus Foundation's board of directors approved the FOUNDATION fieldbus for safety instrumented systems (SISs) specification development project. The foundation's SIS specifications and guidelines were developed in cooperation with the world's leading process industry end users, control system and instrumentation manufacturers, and safety experts. Major automation equipment suppliers support this technology development because they can market open, interoperable fieldbus devices instead of being limited to proprietary safety system platforms. End users support the project because they can choose best-in-class safety instruments from the suppliers of their choice, just

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