Configuring, Calibrating HART Devices Made Easy

Oct. 19, 2015
One environment functions for both on- and off-line setups

1756 HART I/O Modules and the Modern DCS

The FactoryTalk® AssetCentre software includes everything needed for effective asset management of HART field devices. It includes the communication DTMs and drivers needed to configure and manage HART instruments attached to the PlantPAx® Process Automation System.

Because the asset management software is based on the open FDT standard (IEC-62453 and ISA103), you can configure and manage any HART device using this software. Simply load the software onto a computer residing on the control network and you’re ready to go. Configure, calibrate, tune, analyze and optimize HART devices connected to 1756 HART I/O modules installed in your PlantPAx Process Automation System from a central location.

FactoryTalk AssetCentre Process Device Configuration provides a single environment to perform both offline and online modification of the HART device parameters. Device status and alarms from various devices can also be easily monitored. The ability to upload and download HART device configurations allows for faster replacement of failed devices to get your plant back up and running.

FDT Technology standardizes the communication interface between field devices and host systems to reduce integration efforts. FactoryTalk AssetCentre Process Device Configuration is enabled by FDT Technology. FactoryTalk AssetCentre optional capabilities extend the value of your PlantPAx Process Automation System and allow you to optimize your investments independent of protocol and device supplier.

IO module DTMs provide access to a device and allow a quick overview of all field devices connected to the module with the associated device, process data and diagnostic information. DTM’s can be obtained directly from the device manufacturer (for example, Endress+Hauser, Metso, Dresser Mason Neilson and others) for online configuration or for advanced device configuration. The iDTM can also be used when the device manufacturer does not supply DTMs for asset management solutions.

New to the 1756 HART family are 1756-IF8IH and 1756-OF8IH 8-channel isolated modules with a dedicated HART modem per channel. All 1756 HART modules are supported by DTM’s.

The 1756 HART I/O modules are just one piece of a modern DCS — the PlantPAx system. In today’s competitive economy, you need to consider forward-thinking possibilities and utilize technology and innovation to your advantage. It’s time to rethink what to expect from a DCS. In order to drive productivity, increase efficiencies and reduce costs you need to integrate all of your automation operations to achievethe Connected Enterprise.These goals are in reach using the PlantPAx system.

The PlantPAx distributed control system offers:

· Plant-wide control and optimization for better business decisions

· Scalable and modular system architectures to meet your exact needs

· Open, secure and information-enabled networking capabilities

· Flexible delivery and support options allowing you to choose

The PlantPAx modern DCS helps reduce your total cost of ownership by reducing the tasks and costs associated with engineering, inventory, maintenance, expansion and operation.

It may be time to rethink what you should expect from your distributed control system. Download our whitepaper to learn more:

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