Instrument and control engineers involved in mining and mineral processing now have a handy reference covering fieldbus architecture. "Fieldbuses for Process Control" is based on experience and tips collected from the people who use the technology. It offers a concise presentation of how to apply fieldbuses as a network infrastructure in automated control and monitoring applications.
The book goes beyond the fundamentals to address the "how-to"s for all stages of a project and all stages of the system lifecycle. It covers design, configurations, installation, commissioning, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. Operation, calibration and maintenance are covered. The book highlights the capabilities, similarities and differences of Hart, FoundationT Hl Fieldbus, Profibus PA, HSE, and Profinet.
Inside "Fieldbuses for Process Control" is information on software compatibility, on the benefits of using fieldbus technology, and on how such technology works. Included are 100 review questions to aid in self-study.
"Fieldbuses for Process Control: Engineering, Operation and Management", by Jonas Berge, is published by the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society. Price: US$98. Available in hard over, soft cover or electronically from http://books.isa.org . ISBN-1-55617-760-7.