Plant Asset Management
Efficient Process Monitoring and Diagnostics
In modern production plants, alongside increasingly more effective process control, the integration and use of diagnostics and device data is steadily gaining importance in plant asset management systems. For a long time now, the HART Protocol has been used to communicate with intelligent field devices: Both in the wired version via HART-multiplexers or Remote I/O systems, and for several years now via a wireless connection with WirelessHART. A relatively new alternative is field devices that communicate via the ISA100.11a protocol and corresponding gateways. Fieldbus. Ethernet and Remote I/O systems supply additional information to wear diagnostics, which can be used for preventive maintenance concepts.