Fieldbus Foundation End User Seminar Comes To Plock, Poland

The Fieldbus Foundation Central and Eastern European Marketing Committee (FFCEEMC) is pleased with the success of its end user seminar and live demonstration of FOUNDATION technology held on Wednesday 9 November, 2011, at Hotel Tumski, Plock, Poland.

Members of the FFCEEMC welcomed delegates from some of the major end users and system integrators in the CEE region including refineries, petrochemical plants, crude oil distribution/storage, pharmaceutical manufacturers, biofuel processors, chemical companies, engineering contractors and EPCs.

With its theme ‘FOUNDATION Fieldbus Live’, the agenda for the day included a comprehensive program of presentations in Polish language with a specific insight into FOUNDATION fieldbus life-cycle economics. Of particular interest to attendees were the practical, live, hands-on demonstrations of the building, maintenance and modification of working FOUNDATION segments using host systems from Honeywell and Emerson Process Management together with field devices and components from several Fieldbus Foundation equipment suppliers.

In addition to the presentation program and demonstration, attendees had several opportunities to discuss applications and suitable FOUNDATION solutions with representatives from the FFCEEMC member companies at a table top display during the breaks and after the close of the proceedings. Complimentary refreshments, lunch and seminar materials were provided.

Juergen George – FFCEEMC chairman commented, “The Fieldbus Foundation’s CEE marketing committee has participated in key Polish process and automation exhibitions and conferences during the last couple of years and we were pleased to return with a dedicated end user seminar and technology demonstration.” He continued, “FOUNDATION technology had already been installed in at least 9 major petrochemical plants in the region and we are experiencing a high level of interest from other potential users. We have already scheduled a multi-venue tour to Krakow, Katowice and Gliwice in the south of the country later next year to address our established customers and to meet potential implementers of FOUNDATION technology.”

Audience at Seminar in Plock, Poland 
The FFCEEMC is committed to promoting FOUNDATION technology to end users and EPCs through end user focused training seminars and is actively supporting users and prospective users in the local languages of the region. A network of “partners” is being established to ensure that support is available to all users or potential users – whether it’s a need for basic training, the sharing of installation experiences, project definition, commissioning or maintenance.

The FFCEEMC includes representatives from major suppliers of control systems and instrumentation including Emerson Process Management, Honeywell, MTL/Polyco, Pepperl+Fuchs, R.Stahl/ASE, Turck and Yokogawa.  For more information about the function and activities of the FFCEEMC, please visit the Central & Eastern Europe section of the Fieldbus Foundation website or email:

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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