Thursday, July 21, 2011

FDT White paper

New white paper identifies how FDT technology can help lower costs by putting assets to work!

The FDT Group has published a new White Paper titled, “Specifying FDT Technology – Putting Your Assets to Work!” which is now available.  This paper provides engineers that specify automation or asset management systems with an overview of FDT Technology and suggests text to use as a part of the request for proposal or ordering specifications to ensure that appropriate FDT products are purchased.  The White Paper is available at no cost from the FDT site.

Preventing unplanned shutdowns, reducing downtime, and lowering maintenance costs at manufacturing and processing facilities have been shown to provide significant financial benefits for the entire organization.  One way to achieve these results is to make certain that all installed assets are used to the best of their ability.

Over the past several years, FDT Technology has been embedded in the majority of distributed control systems and smart field devices – often without being utilized by the user. FDT Technology, which is both an international (IEC 62453) and ISA (ISA103) standard, provides a unified method for accessing intelligent device information independent of the field communication protocol or control system supplier.  When field devices are enabled to share their entire configuration, status and diagnostic information, they are being used to their full ability, reducing costs over the lifecycle of the facility.

The white paper answers many of the most common questions including,
What is FDT Technology?,
What is a DTM?,
What is a Frame Application?,
How does FDT integrate into my automation or asset management system?,
How do I include FDT Technology in my project?

Review the whitepaper from the site and learn how easy it is to get started with some simple steps that can provide significant financial, operational and performance benefits in both existing plants and new construction.

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