If you or your plant currently use FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus and HART™ communication technologies you can be awarded FieldComm Group's 14th annual Plant of the Year Award. The FieldComm Group is actively seeking qualified nominees for this year's award and end users and manufacturers from all world areas are encouraged to enter their plant or customer’s plant for this prestigious award.
The FieldComm Group Plant of the Year is the only international award presented to end user companies in the process automation industry to recognize the exceptional and valuable application of FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus and/or HART® Communication technologies. Nominations will be accepted until May 16, 2016. Nomination forms and program details are available at go.fieldcommgroup.org/award.
According to Ted Masters, FieldComm Group President and CEO, the selection of the Plant of the Year is based on a plant’s use of field communication and integration technologies. The size or location of the installation is not a determining factor to win the award.
"We are seeking a plant that has taken the capabilities of FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART or WirelessHART® enabled instruments beyond configuration and calibration," said Masters, "or the plant that is 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."
This globally recognized award has been expanded to include all communication and integration technologies supported by the FieldComm Group.
Here are past years' winning recipients:
- Nucor Steel
- Dow Chemical (USA)
- Monsanto (USA)
- Shell (Canada)
- MOL (Hungary)
- Mitsubishi Chemical (Japan)
- PDVSA (Venezuela)
- Statoil (Norway)
- Sasol (South Africa)
- Clariant (Germany)
- DuPont (USA).
A complete list of recipients and their success stories are available at go.fieldcommgroup.org/award.