Mangalore India Refinery Installs FOUNDATION Actuators from AUMA

India continues to be a global leader in the installation and use of FOUNDATION Fieldbus technology.  This recent story from EngineerLive shows how one refinery in Mangalore installed FOUNDATION Fieldbus electric actuators from AUMA to achieve more flexible and reliable production. 

Flexible Actuator Functionality Aids Refinery Automation

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

One response to “Mangalore India Refinery Installs FOUNDATION Actuators from AUMA”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Electric actuators / Motor Operated Valves (MOV) is an excellent example where fieldbus dramatically reduces wiring and IO cards. Anywhere between half a dozen to more than a dozen signals per valve. And using FF you can freely choose MOV vendor, you are not locked in to a single vendor the way you would be using proprietary MOV communication protocols. Check out this article for a full explanation:

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