Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process Seminar

Free seminar, Manchester, 29 June 2016

PROFINET and PROFIBUS in Process SeminarThis highly practical seminar addresses the key issues arising from the use of digital 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 PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IIoT 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.

The seminar is ably presented by specialists from PI UK 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 or PROFINET process application … don’t miss this one-day Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process Seminar. Places are limited so don’t delay – book today!

Draft Agenda 

09:15 Registration and Coffee
09:45 Introduction to the basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens & Andy Smith, E+H
10:15 PROFINET in Process Peter Brown, Siemens
10:55 System design for the Process Industry Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy
11.25 Coffee and exhibition
11.45 Functional Safety in PROFI Mark Carter, BAE Systems & Peter Brown
12:20 PROFIBUS PA device commissioning, maintenance, calibration and monitoring Andy Verwer
13:00 Lunch and exhibition
14.00 Device configuration – EDDL & FDT/DTM Andy Smith
14:45 IIoT, Security & Ethernet Design Peter Brown
15:15 Summary and Questions – Close Andy Smith

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.

Places are limited so don’t delay – book today!

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Presentation Abstracts

System design for the process industry

This presentation will examine the main considerations to be taken into account when designing networks that are used in process automation and control. The presentation will examine the main requirements for the process industry and will then go on to see how these can be met with PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology. The presentation will look at the basic principles of control system reliability and show how this is influenced by network layout and design. Aspects such as redundancy, simple device replacement without reconfiguration and health checking and performance monitoring will be covered.

PROFIBUS PA device commissioning, maintenance, calibration and monitoring

This presentation will introduce the concept of profiles and in particular the PA profile, which is mandatory for all PROFIBUS PA devices. The presentation will briefly explain the structure of the PA profile and show the benefits that this can bring when working with extensive and complex plants. The presentation will include a practical demonstration showing manufacturer independent remote device access for device commissioning, maintenance and calibration.

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