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Automation, Control & Plant Intelligence News Updates   |   March, 2010
"Pepperl+Fuchs" offers Fundamentals of Fieldbus Technology seminar

March 28, 2010 - On April 21, 2010, Pepperl+Fuchs is hosting an educational training seminar on the Fundamentals of Fieldbus Technology at the company’s state-of-the-art training facility in Houston, TX. This non-commercial training seminar teaches the basic principles, advantages and benefits of fieldbus technology and segment design. Using practical examples, students will learn how to effectively construct FOUNDATION Fieldbus and Profibus PA segments. The design, configuration and parameterization of a fieldbus segment are demonstrated using a hands-on approach. Registration is required.

The seminar will cover a number of topics including physical layer constraints, communication constraints, design verification and segment troubleshooting. At the conclusion of this course, attendees will:

•Understand the basic rules and operation criteria necessary to design a fieldbus segment

•Understand how to properly install a fieldbus network and understand the importance of the physical layer attributes

•Recognize the differences, similarities and limitations of Foundation Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA


The class runs from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The registration cost is $350 per person, which includes materials and lunch. Attendees will receive a certificate for Professional Development Hours upon completing the course.

“Anyone who works in the field of process automation is constantly confronted with new technologies and developments that create new challenges, and these challenges also apply to topics that are well established such as fieldbus,” says David Hohenstein, Department Manager for Hardware and Marketing. “Rapid development has taken place in these areas in recent years, and these changes and developments will continue to increase with globalization. With ongoing education and lifelong learning, process automation professionals can keep pace with these developments.”

Fieldbus technology allows end users to choose interoperable control products from their suppliers of choice and the capability to integrate control systems, subsystems and devices across the plant enterprise. The result is improved plant performance and greater business results.

Pepperl+Fuchs will be hosting additional process automation seminars throughout 2010, including:

•Hazardous (Classified) Location Instrumentation – April 28, 2010 (St. Louis, MO); June 23, 2010 (Greenville, SC)

•The Fundamentals of Intrinsic Safety (Ex) – April 29, 2010 (St. Louis, MO); June 24, 2010 Greenville, SC)


Pepperl+Fuchs utilizes local technical support, hands-on training, real-world application demos, video conferencing, and an experienced and knowledgeable staff that focus on areas where students have specific issues. P+F trainers are an established team of engineers that deliver a professional training program enhanced by years of experience in all areas of process automation. Classes are geared to real-world applications.

Pepperl+Fuchs’ training facility in Houston, TX (4321 W. Sam Houston Parkway N, Suite 100), is strategically located where oil rigs, refineries, and petrochemical companies reign and knowledge of intrinsic safety and explosion protection are crucial.

About Pepperl+Fuchs
With over 4,000 employees in more than 30 countries, Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture, application and support of a broad range of robust solutions to varied process automation markets and applications. Pepperl+Fuchs is the market leader for intrinsic safety interfaces and hazardous location equipment, and also specializes in fieldbus, HART interfacing, purge and pressurization, surge suppression, power supplies, remote I/O, signal conditioning, industrial HMI displays and interfaces, electromechanical equipment, level sensing and corrosion monitoring solutions.




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