Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process

Free seminar, Manchester, 26 February 2014

PROFIBUS in Process Seminar ManchesterThis 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!

Special Rewards for Attendees

The  PROFIBUS International Competence Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University has recently published 2 new textbooks entitled PROFIBUS in Practice. Written by Dr Xiu Ji, Principal Lecturer, these are excellent study guides for anyone serious about correct installation and commissioning of systems. All attendees to these free seminars will be able to take away with them a free copy of one of these highly informative books, either Vol 1 on Installation or Vol 2 on System Engineering, Troubleshooting and Maintenance
There will also be a special offer of discounted Membership of The PROFIBUS Group – attendees at the event will be entitled to claim a 10% discount from the first year’s subscription and pay no joining fee, a saving of at least £150 on the usual cost!

Draft Agenda (Registration and Coffee 9.30 am) 26th February 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.

09:30 Registration and Coffee
10:00 Introduction and welcome to the Seminar Chairman
10:10 PROFIBUS and PROFINET for Process – an introduction to Profibus DP/PA, Profibus profiles and Profinet Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy
10:40 PROFINET in process – an overview of Profinet and connection to plant networks and devices Peter Brown, Siemens
11.10 Coffee and exhibitions
11.40 Profibus health checking and monitoringLive demonstrations Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and ConsultancyDale Fittes, Hitex
12:20 PROFIBUS device configuration and device commissioning using FDT/DTM and EDDL based tools.Live demonstrations Phil Waterworth, Endress+HauserMark McCormick, Siemens
13:00 Lunch and exhibitions
14.00 Process control loop optimisation using PROFIBUS PA devices and tools.Live demonstration Peter Thomas, Control Specialists Ltd
15:00 Summary and Questions – Close

More information and online Registration

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