Learn all about Fieldbus technology in a single e-learning package

Fieldbus is a modern automation architecture that is increasingly being adopted in a broad spectrum of  industries, including oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, mining, metals processing, pulp and paper and power generation. The adoption of Fieldbus technology has been accelerating recently. User industries are now realizing the benefits of adopting Fieldbus technology in their plants in order to have better control over their processes, achieve higher productivity and increase safety and profitability.

Until now, there have been very few resources avail-able to educate people in understanding and using Fieldbus technology. Classroom courses are rare, and sending people to far away locations is no longer cost effective in today’s austere corporate environment.

This e-learning program can be completed anywhere in the world, offering participants total flexibility. The program is self-paced, allowing participants to complete it as quickly or slowly as they wish.

What’s more-unlike a classroom training course that will fade away from memory after some time, this e-learning course is available to you on your PC or laptop 24 X 7. The course incorporates a blend of text, interactive animations, videos and simulations using real-life examples from industry to give the course a practical edge. The course consists of FIVE modules. Starting from Basic Concepts (that covers topics such as Analog and Digital Signals, Control System architectures, various Fieldbus protocols and the OSI Models), it goes on to cover FOUNDATION Fieldbus in great detail. It also covers other popular industry Fieldbus systems, such as HART, Profibus PA and ASi. It then covers the use of Fieldbus technology in hazardous areas. The final module is a Case Study of a Fieldbus project that enables the learner to apply the knowledge gained within a practical application.

The program is sophisticated and interactive, making substantial use of multimedia elements, such as Flash animations, simulations and videos, to promote understanding. It also includes a Self- Assessment test that enables learners to know the level of their own knowledge.

If you wish to deliver this course to a large number of people (like for examples your employees or colleagues), then you can even opt for our hosted version. In this version nobody has to download anything at all, simply login to our Learning Management System over the internet and take the course! We will provide all compliance info including learner login times and scores, for your training records. And if you wish to use your own SCORM compliant Learning Management System (LMS), then we can even stream it to your LMS from our server, so that you can fully integrate the course within your other LMS courses, track scores, monitor training hours and assess your learners.

This is what the course covers.

Module 1 – Basic Concepts

  • Introduction
  • Process Control      Systems
  • Single Loop      Controller architecture
  • Process Control      Systems with Single Loop Controllers
  • Traditional      Controls-1
  • Traditional      Controls-2
  • DDC to DCS
  • DCS
  • Automation Hierarchy
  • Fieldbus
  • Ethernet based buses
  • Point to Point      Architecture-1
  • Point to Point      Architecture-2
  • Traditional DCS      architecture-1
  • Traditional DCS      architecture-2
  • Multi Drop      architecture
  • PLC based      architecture
  • Signals & their      types
  • Types of Signals
  • Digital & Analog      Signals
  • Digital Signals -1
  • Digital Signals -2
  • Digital Signals -3
  • Digital Signals -4
  • Clock
  • Manchester Encoding
  • Field Devices
  • Fieldbus Devices
  • Analog Network
  • Digital Network
  • Combination Network
  • Topologies -1
  • Topologies -2
  • Addressing
  • Types of Bus      networks -1
  • Types of Bus      networks -2
  • Fieldbus Standards      -1
  • Fieldbus Standards      -2
  • Current Standards
  • Interoperability
  • FOUNDATION Fieldbus
  • HART
  • Profibus
  • ASi
  • Fieldbus advantages      -1
  • Fieldbus advantages      -2
  • Fieldbus advantages      -2
  • The OSI model
  • Using OSI for      communication
  • Fieldbus OSI Model

Module 2 – Foundation Fieldbus

  • Introduction
  • The Fieldbus      Foundation
  • Physical Layer
  • H1 network
  • H1 characteristics      -1
  • H1 characteristics      -2
  • H1 Segment -1
  • H1 Segment -2
  • Fieldbus Hardware      & Terminology
  • H1, H2 & HSE
  • Topologies
  • Daisy Chain
  • Multidrop
  • Chicken Foot      Topology
  • More on Topologies
  • Linking Devices
  • Handheld      Communicators
  • Host Communication
  • Transmission &      Reception
  • FF Power supplies -1
  • FF Power supplies -2
  • FF Power supplies –      Isolation
  • FF 831
  • Power Supply Sizing
  • Redundant Power      Supply
  • Signal      Characteristics -1
  • Signal      Characteristics -2
  • Bricks &      Couplers -1
  • Bricks &      Couplers -2
  • Device Couplers
  • Terminators -1
  • Terminators -2
  • Cable lengths
  • Cable types
  • Devices per spur
  • Number of devices      per segment
  • H1 addressing -1
  • H1 addressing -2
  • DATA link layer
  • Communication issues      -1
  • Communication issues      -2
  • Communication issues      -3
  • Communication issues      -4
  • Cyclic & Acyclic      Communication
  • Link Master
  • Data Buffers
  • Scheduled      Communication
  • Unscheduled      Communication
  • LAS Function
  • Backup LAS
  • Live list
  • Time Synchronization
  • User Layer
  • Fieldbus Blocks
  • Types of Blocks
  • What are function      blocks?
  • Control in Field -1
  • Control in Field -2
  • Control in Field -3
  • Typical loops using      Function Blocks
  • Typical loops using      Function Blocks
  • Representation of      the FIC loop
  • FIC loop      implementation-1
  • FIC loop      implementation-2
  • Location of Function      Blocks -1
  • Location of Function      Blocks -2
  • Location of Function      Blocks -3
  • Types of Function      Blocks
  • Typical Blocks in a      PT
  • Flexible Function      Blocks
  • Block status &      modes
  • Multiple      measurements & blocks
  • Multiple      measurements & blocks
  • Cascade Control      Blocks
  • Cascade control configuration
  • Input Select      Function
  • Input Select      Function
  • Macrocycles-1
  • Macrocycles-2
  • Macrocycles-3
  • Macrocycles-4
  • Macrocycle      optimization-1
  • Macrocycle      optimization-2
  • Macrocycle      optimization-3
  • What are VCRs?
  • More about VCRs
  • VCR Limits
  • More Function Blocks
  • Fieldbus      Interoperability
  • Device Tests
  • HIST
  • Host Profiles
  • Safety Instrumented      Functions
  • Traditional approach
  • Advantages of FF SIF
  • Disadvantages of FF      SIF
  • Black Channel
  • White Channel

Module 3 – HART, Profibus & ASi

  • Introduction
  • HART
  • HART Introduction
  • Master Slave network
  • Principle of      operation -1
  • Principle of      operation -2
  • FSK
  • HART Communicator
  • HART PC Configurator
  • HART Versions
  • HART 7 features
  • PSK
  • Point to Point      Network
  • Multi Drop mode
  • Scan times
  • HART Commands
  • HART Hybrid Loop
  • HART Signals
  • DD files
  • Multiple process      variables
  • Profibus
  • History
  • Fieldbus philosophy
  • Profibus DP
  • Profibus PA
  • Profinet & other      profiles
  • Similarities with FF
  • Differences with FF
  • Architecture -1
  • Architecture -2
  • Segment couplers -1
  • Segment couplers -2
  • Number of devices
  • Standards
  • OSI Model &      Profibus
  • Profibus PA blocks
  • Control in field?
  • ASICs
  • GSD files
  • FDT
  • Asset Management
  • ASi bus
  • Why Asi bus?
  • ASi Bus      characteristics -1
  • ASi Bus      characteristics -2
  • ASi Bus      characteristics -3
  • ASi Bus      characteristics -4
  • ASi Bus Topologies
  • ASi Bus Topologies
  • ASi Cable
  • ASi Masters
  • ASi ASIC
  • ASi Slaves
  • ASi addressing -1
  • ASi addressing -2
  • ASi Certification
  • ASi Power Supplies
  • Safety at work -1
  • Safety at work -2
  • Safety Monitor      Working -1
  • Safety Monitor      Working -2
  • PLC Safety Monitor
  • ASi Installation -1
  • ASi Installation -2
  • ASi Installation -3
  • ASi Installation -4

 

MODULE 4 – Fieldbus in hazardous areas

  • Using traditional      explosionproof methods
  • Fieldbus using      Intrinsic safety -1
  • Fieldbus using      Intrinsic safety -2
  • Fieldbus using      Intrinsic safety -3
  • Fieldbus using      Intrinsic safety -4
  • Fieldbus using      Intrinsic safety -5
  • Fieldbus using      Intrinsic safety -6
  • Fieldbus using      Intrinsic safety -7
  • Fieldbus Entity      Calculation Example
  • FISCO
  • FISCO Topology
  • FISCO Conditions
  • FISCO Advantages
  • FNICO
  • FNICO with repeaters
  • FNICO & Ex-ic
  • Field Barriers &      High Energy Trunks

 

MODULE 5 – Case Study of a Fieldbus Project

  • The Project
  • The plant &      process
  • The P & ID
  • Fieldbus      Architecture
  • Engineering for      Fieldbus-1
  • Engineering for      Fieldbus-2
  • The new P & ID
  • Segment Allocation      -1
  • Segment Allocation      -2
  • Segment Allocation      -3
  • Fieldbus Hardware
  • Instruments
  • Junction Boxes &      Wiring Blocks
  • Power Supply
  • Cable
  • Max Cable Length
  • Terminators
  • Fieldbus Software –      1
  • Fieldbus Software –      2
  • Installation – 1
  • Installation – 2
  • Format for checking
  • Configuration -1
  • Configuration -2
  • Commissioning
  • Trouble Shooting – 1
  • Trouble Shooting – 2
  • Completion of      project

Self-Assessment Test

You have seen how comprehensive and complete the course is. Please contact us at [email protected] for more details or visit us online at http://www.abhisam.com/fieldbustraining.html

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