The fieldbus physical layer of FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA turns into a manageable asset with the Advanced Diagnostic Module (ADM). The ADM automates commissioning and documentation, monitors the fieldbus segment online, and identifies faults in realtime.
An embedded expert system learns and interprets the electric values and behavior of each segment. Plant maintenance receives early, easy-to-understand warnings. This is supported by the simple user display:
- Commissioning wizard
- Diagnostic display
- Segment monitoring views with NAMUR color indication according to NE 107
- Data export function for analysis of long-term trends
With ADM, fieldbus is now much easier to manage. Information is available from the safety of the control room. Unnecessary trips into the field are avoided for the safety of personnel within the plant.