FOUNDATION Fieldbus Integration
 
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FOUNDATION Fieldbus, a leading open digital protocol, allows users to easily and effectively satisfy their I/O needs using intelligent field devices. Honeywell can easily integrate any Fieldbus device with the Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) to improve operations and lower installation costs, commissioning time and maintenance expenses.
The Experion PKS System provides an effective and robust FOUNDATION Fieldbus interface through two I/O families. Both types of Fieldbus Interface Module (FIM) provide a robust high-capacity design and deliver system-wide integration of data access, control, connections, diagnostics, and alarms with the Experion PKS system. FIM2 is provided in the Series-A form factor and integrates Fieldbus with the Experion C200 controller, while FIM4 and FIM8 are provided in the Series C form factor and enable Fieldbus integration with the C300 controller.
Users enjoy unmatched features and benefits, including:
  • Robust design with optional module redundancy
  • Intuitive engineering and instant device integration
  • Efficient integration with other applications and control systems
  • Timesaving firmware download feature
  • Graphical support for Link Active Schedule and Backup Link Schedule to help adjust schedules
Experion PKS integrates FOUNDATION Fieldbus transparently into a single, unified database using Control Builder (CB), a common engineering tool for creating and configuring process control strategies. CB enables full device configuration as well as instant integration through direct use of vendor-supplied device description files. In addition, it can be used for commissioning and decommissioning field devices, firmware downloads, and device replacement, maintenance and troubleshooting.
All the valuable information inherent in every Fieldbus device is easily integrated into operational displays to optimize plant operations and reduce process downtime. Standard detail displays are provided at no charge, allowing for faster loop commissioning and full support for maintenance activities.   
Experion PKS also features device replacement directly from the operator station to securely replace a failed or troublesome device without requiring engineering support.
​Experion FOUNDATION Fieldbus integration delivers lowest installed cost through transparent integration of all information and diagnostics about plant sensors and actuators. In addition, it results in faster system commissioning and start-up than any other technology and offers significant cost savings from reduced wiring, smaller system footprint and ease of configuration.
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Experion Foundation Fieldbus Integration PINExperion PKS offers unmatched Foundation Fieldbus integration.724.41 KBProduct Information Note28 Nov 2012
Public Support Documentation
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Instruction manual Foundation Fieldbus InterfaceInstruction manual Foundation Fieldbus Interface1.24 MBSupport Document21 Sep 2010
Fieldbus Engineering Operations ProcedureA listing of problems encountered across different releases128.36 KBSupport Document27 Sep 2007
A Process control primerProvides information about a process control primer483.48 KBSupport Document1 Jul 2000
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Honeywell and Shell show the potential of HART with Upgrader Expansion ProjectUsing a flexible instrument asset management solution (IAMS) based on FDM, combined with Experion PKS, Shell was able to safely and quickly program and commission 1,200 HART devices from a wide variety of vendors.185.53 KB15 Jan 2013
Gaz de France Success Story Gaz de France FOUNDATION Fieldbus Success Story.1.48 MB24 Aug 2011
Borregaard Hits Five Year Milestone with Honeywell ExperionHoneywell helped Borregaard upgrade to an advanced Process Knowledge System. n 2002, Borregaard's pulp & paper operation in Sarpsborg, Norway, started a five-year project focused on centralizing process automation under a single control center, including replacement or interfacing of existing Foxboro IA, Fisher-Rosemont RS3, Emerson DeltaV and PLC-based systems and get into the latest Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) technology, as well as migrating outdated, third-party Distributed Control System (DCS) and Programmable Logic Control (PLC)-based systems to a common automation platform.167.01 KB17 Jan 2008
Appreciation Letter from Samsung Engineering Appreciation letter from Samsung Engineering for QP (Qatar Petroleum) Project work on Fieldbus system. (Letter dated Nov 21, 2003)84.23 KB9 Aug 2004
​Training, maintenance and support are critical aspects to consider when choosing a technology partner. Honeywell offers world-class training through our Automation College, as well as comprehensive maintenance and support services designed to leverage your physical and intellectual assets and help you sustain and increase their value and performance over time.
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