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Industrial Process Automation Systems by Y. Jaganmohan Reddy, B.R. Mehta

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Chapter 13

Foundation fieldbus communication

Abstract

Foundation fieldbus (FF), an all digital, bidirectional serial communication network meant for the communication of the smart devices or field instruments with the process control systems, is discussed in detail in this chapter. The topics include contents such as network classification and topologies and architecture. The chapter also deals with the physical layer concepts of the FF with the open system interconnect (OSI) and application-level protocols and some of the key technological concepts. The topics cover the physical subsystems and the installation and design considerations for the FF-based process control systems, power supplies, and testing guidelines along with engineering ...

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