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Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process

Bob Squirrell,
  • 01.04.2014

This highly practical seminar addresses the key issues arising from the use of digital fieldbus communications technologies in process and hybrid industries. With 50% of the seminar time dedicated to live demonstrations and most of the remainder taken up with practical advice based on actual experience, the programme will be of great value to Instrument Technicians/Engineers, C&I Engineers and System Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern process plant. Covering the use of PROFIBUS PA in key application areas such as Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas today, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS in process industry applications from system design and hazardous area considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.

Standardised in IEC 61158, PROFIBUS PA is a state of the art digital fieldbus designed specifically to address the needs of the process industries. It replaces or works in conjunction with conventional 4..20mA technology, significantly lowering capital expenditure on installation and offering unprecedented, centralised access to instrumentation and field device information. Many additional practical benefits are derived from its use especially in hazardous areas.

The seminar is ably presented by fieldbus specialists from The PROFIBUS Group member organisations. Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain process plant.  The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS process application … don’t miss this one-day Practical Aspects of Profibus in Process Seminar!

Draft Agenda (Registration and Coffee 9.30 am) 1st April 2014

Please note that the agenda can be flexible on the day and the presenters are happy to dwell on areas of specific interest.  Questions are encouraged throughout the day. All times are approximate.


Registration and Coffee



Introduction and welcome to the Seminar



PROFIBUS and PROFINET for Process – an introduction to Profibus DP/PA, Profibus profiles and Profinet

Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy


PROFINET in process – an overview of Profinet and connection to plant networks and devices

Peter Brown, Siemens


Coffee and exhibitions



Profibus health checking and monitoring

Live demonstrations

Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy

Dave Tomlin, Hitex


PROFIBUS device configuration and device commissioning using FDT/DTM and EDDL based tools.

Live demonstrations

Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser

Mark McCormick, Siemens


Lunch and exhibitions



Process control loop optimisation using PROFIBUS PA devices and tools.

Live demonstration

Peter Thomas, Control Specialists Ltd


Summary and Questions – Close



The seminar will be held at HILTON STRATHCLYDE

More information and online Registration

In case of difficulty contact Ann on tel: 00 44 207 193 8018 or email


Supported by Process Industry Informer, one of the UK\'s leading Process Engineering Magazines



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