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Emerson Asset Management Software Reduces Device Commissioning Time


By Fieldbus Foundation

Apr 28, 2014

Foundation Fieldbus Knowledge Center

Emerson Process Management's AMS Suite: Intelligent Device Manager is now capable of commissioning FOUNDATION fieldbus devices faster with the new version 12.5 software. Users can bring devices online with the features, options, and alerts they select – in a fraction of the time it would normally take. With this new functionality, Emerson anticipates reduced commissioning time on smart devices by almost 80 percent compared to existing work practices. In addition to faster start-up, users can now make online changes to many devices simultaneously.

Emerson worked with Shell to develop an efficient configuration solution for Shell's Prelude FLNG production vessel project. With over 5,000 fieldbus devices at the Prelude site, many with more than 100 configurable parameters, Shell was concerned about the time it would take to complete commissioning tasks. "We expect to reduce commissioning time and loop testing for FOUNDATION fieldbus devices by 10,000 to 20,000 man-hours for mid-size to large projects with this new functionality," said Rong Gul, Shell.

The configuration tool enables users to standardize asset configuration and eliminate configuration errors. Users have the option to apply configuration templates to device placeholders or live devices. The devices can be commissioned one-by-one, or automatically in groups. Built-in reporting allows users to quickly validate that parameters have been applied correctly.

For more information, please visit the Emerson website.