The commissioning and configuration of digital communications of a field-level network, such as Foundation Fieldbus, is fundamental to obtaining certification of the digital communication of the segments and, hence, approval to start up the plant.
Despite the fact that the Fieldbus Foundation (FF) project may have been developed and designed following all concerns, standards, such as ISA-50.02 and IEC 61158-2, and good engineering practices available from several sources, success is not guaranteed. Field construction and assembly made without the same levels of quality can put the plant at risk due to resulting malfunctioning of the networks.
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