Good Article on Benefits of Control in the Field

Travis Hesketh of Emerson Process Management has written a good article on the benefits of control in the field on the Process and Control News Europe web site. The function block structure, which enables control in the field, has always been one of the key differentiators of FOUNDATION technology.  Control in the field allows end users to fix the setpoint closer to the control limit, providing greater energy efficiency and raw material utilization.  CIF also provides single loop integrity, so the loss of a control loop does not result in an unplanned shutdown.  The loop stands on its own, and can continue to function even if communciations with the system are lost. 

Control in the Field Provides Control and Reliability

About FieldComm Group

The FieldComm Group is a global standards-based organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI technology. The FieldComm Group’s mission is to develop, manage and promote global standards for integrating digital devices into automation system architectures while protecting process-automation investments in HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus communication technologies. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies. For more information, visit their web site at

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