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Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS in Process Seminar - 20th August 2013

Bob Squirrell,
  • 20.08.2013


This highly practical free seminar addresses the key issues arising from the use of digital fieldbus communications technologies in process and hybrid industries.


Covering the use of PROFIBUS 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.


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.





Introduction to the Manufacturing Technology Centre



Introduction and welcome to the Seminar

Chairman - Gareth Johnston, ABB


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

Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy


PROFIBUS project management,  design and component selection 

Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser


Coffee and exhibitions



Profibus health checking and monitoring

Live demonstrations

Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy

Dale Fittes, 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 followed by (optional) tour of the MTC workshops

Chairman - Gareth Johnston, ABB

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!

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