Operations: Field Instruments Flower

Progress continues in enhancing device diagnostics and using that information

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Field devices with self-monitoring capabilities aren’t new. Indeed, the User Association of Automation Technology in Process Industries (NAMUR), Leverkusen, Germany, issued its NE-107 standard on self-monitoring and diagnostics of field devices in 2006. However, significant developments are occurring and vendors are enhancing capabilities in a variety of ways. For instance, Dietmar Haag, product manager for level management, Endress+Hauser, Maulburg, Germany, notes: “In addition , we offer plenty of advanced diagnostics to ensure signal quality, measuring performance, and to detect foaming or build-up for better predictive maintenance and process optimization.”…

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