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.
​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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