Fcg Press Release 2023 Plant Of The Year 300 Dpi

FieldComm Group seeks Plant of the Year nominees

July 7, 2023
Annual award provides international recognition of exceptional use of HART, Foundation Fieldbus and FDI networking technologies

FieldComm Group announced July 6 that it’s once again seeking qualified nominees for its 21st annual Plant of the Year Award. End users and manufacturers worldwide are encouraged to nominate their plant or their customer’s plant. It’s the only international award presented to end-user companies in the process automation industries that recognize exceptional and valuable applications of Foundation Fieldbus, FDI and/or HART communication technologies.

“Selection of the Plant of the Year is based on a plant’s use of our field communication and integration technologies—not on the size or location of the installation. We’re seeking a plant that has taken the capabilities of FDI, Foundation Fieldbus, HART, HART-IP or WirelessHART-enabled devices beyond configuration and calibration,” says Ted Masters, FieldComm Group’s president and CEO. “It can be a plant that’s using real-time device diagnostics and process information integrated with control, information, asset management, safety systems or any other system to lower operating costs, reduce unplanned downtime and improve operations.”

The 2023 Plant of the Year winner will receive an award plaque to display at their facility and an official award presentation by FieldComm Group’s leaders at an event held at the plant site. Other benefits for winners include:

  • Global, industry recognition for excellence via press releases and an article in Control magazine and other publications, including final review and approvals provided to the winner;
  • An intelligent device best practice benchmark report covering technology adoption, operational readiness and organizational maturity;
  • Microsoft Surface or a financially equivalent donation to a charity of the winner’s choice;
  • One-year, free membership to the FieldComm Group, valued at $1,000;
  • One opportunity to receive the award and present at a major industry event at no cost to the winner; and
  • Recognition in the FieldComm Group Insider e-newsletter, a magazine supplement to Control, and at the FieldCommGroup.org website.

This globally recognized award has been presented to plants demonstrating significant savings and benefits by making a digital transformation using the information available in their smart measuring devices to improve reliability, quality, safety and/or compliance. Previous recipients include Wanhua Chemical Group (China), HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. (HMEL) (India), Dow Chemical—Texas Operations (U.S.), Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. (U.S.), MRPL (India), Shell (Australia), MOL (Hungry), Nucor Steel (U.S.), Dow Chemical (U.S.), Monsanto (U.S.), Shell (Canada), MOL (Hungary), Mitsubishi Chemical (Japan), PDVSA (Venezuela), Statoil (Norway), Sasol (South Africa), Clariant (Germany) and DuPont (U.S.). A complete list of recipients and their success stories are available at go.fieldcommgroup.org/award. 

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Jim Montague | Executive Editor

Jim Montague is executive editor of Control.