Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (27 March 2012) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces that it has produced a new technical publication, Foundation Fieldbus, Fourth Edition, by Ian Verhappen and Augusto Pereira.
The fourth edition of Foundation Fieldbus significantly expands the subject matter of the earlier editions of this popular book, not only to help readers stay current with this evolving technology, but also to enhance their understanding of Fieldbus. This edition provides in-depth coverage on Fieldbus communications and configuration, including calculation of macrocycle for Control-in-Field and in the host system and how the different forms of communication on the H1 Network work with each other to make Control-in-Field possible, including the use of these different methods to optimize network bandwidth.
More comprehensive step-by-step procedures are discussed for each stage of a typical Foundation™ Fieldbus installation: inspection and electric commissioning to ensure cable integrity, H1 Network commissioning, configuration and communications tests in the segments and spurs. Several new photographs and explanations help emphasize the proper installation procedures so readers can quickly identify and prevent potential problems when installing Fieldbus systems.