When and Why Should We Use a Wireless Transmitter System vs. Hardwired? When Should We Not Use a Wireless System?

This post originally appeared in "The Process Automation Usability Project" forum. It was posted by the user ctruempi.

Can anyone share a guideline for planning, specifying, and purchasing a wireless transmitter system? How about a watch list? When should we consider not using a wireless system?

Our Editor in CHief Walt Responded:
How to Design and Install a Wireless Field Device Network
The Septmber issue of Control magazine will have the annual HART Foundation supplement. This 20 page supplement has an article about exactly what you want to know. It talks about how to design and install a wireless network for plant sensors.