Advanced fieldbus diagnostics, without fieldbus

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This paper considers the features and benefits of an alternative performance supervision software approach to fieldbus diagnostics.

By Tom Kinney, ExperTune

DIGITAL fieldbuses are often justified on the basis of the benefits of advanced diagnostics. This White Paper investigates and shows alternative technologies available to capture diagnostics. This alternative technology is available even with traditional analog systems. The alternative method is field-proven and costs a fraction of the cost of fieldbus, yet has many diagnostic capabilities simply not available with fieldbus devices. Diagnostics of fieldbus will be compared to the diagnostics of this new alternative including these diagnostics. The cost justification of a fieldbus system for a new grass root facility should be more compelling for the new facility versus a migration of an existing facility.

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