Nominations for 2006 HART Plant of the Year extended through June 16


May 24, 2006



2006 HART
Plant of the Year

HART Communication Foundation (HCF) has extended the deadline to receive nominations for the 2006 HART Plant of the Year Award to Friday, June 16. The global award recognizes the people, companies and plant sites that are using the full capabilities of HART Communication in real-time applications to improve operations, lower costs and increase plant availability. Suppliers can nominate customers and end users can nominate themselves.

Nominations should include a brief description of how the plant is using the diagnostics and other intelligent capabilities of HART-enabled devices in real-time applications with plant control, safety and asset management systems to help keep their plant competitive.

Background information and supporting materials are welcome, but are not required with the nomination. HCF representatives will review submissions and will interview selected candidates.

The HART Plant of the Year is the only public award presented to end user companies to recognize ingenuity in the application of HART technology. Selections are based on the use of HART Communication not on the size of the installation. The best candidates are plants that use the full range of HART capabilities.

“We encourage HART users worldwide to discover new and better ways to use the Power of HART Communication already in their plants because in today’s economy the challenge is finding better ways to use what you have. With this award, we recognize the innovators who are meeting that challenge,” says Helson.

The HART Field Communications Protocol is the global standard for smart process instrumentation. Seventy percent of all smart process measurement and control instruments installed worldwide each year use HART Communication and the global installed base of HART-enabled devices is the largest of all communication protocols at more than 20 million. Key features of this unique open standard communication technology are – 4-20mA compatibility, ease of use, low risk, and cost-efficient implementation for both users and suppliers.

The HART Communication Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization providing worldwide support for application of HART technology.  Established in 1993, the Foundation is the technology owner and standards setting body for the HART Communication Protocol. Major instrumentation manufacturers and users around the world support the Foundation. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of HART technology.

CLICK HERE to nominate your Plant of the Year.

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