Automation & IT / Control Systems

FieldComm Group Scouts Plant Of The Year Nominees

By Chemical Processing Staff

Mar 27, 2017

FieldComm Group is actively seeking qualified nominees for the 15th annual Plant of the Year Award. End users and manufacturers from all world areas are encouraged to nominate their plants or a customer’s plant for the award. The FieldComm Group Plant of the Year is an international award presented to end user companies in the process automation industry to recognize the application of FOUNDATION Fieldbus, FDI and/or HART Communication technologies. Nominations are accepted until May 31, 2017.

“Selection of the Plant of the Year is based on a plant’s use of our field communication and integration technologies, not on the size or location of the installation. We are seeking a plant that has taken the capabilities of FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, HART-IP or WirelessHART enabled devices beyond configuration and calibration,” says Ted Masters, FieldComm Group president and CEO. “It can be a 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.”

The award has been presented to plants who have demonstrated significant savings and benefits by utilizing the information available in their smart measuring devices improving reliability, quality, safety or compliance, according to FieldComm Group.   Previous recipients reportedly include Nucor Steel (USA), Dow Chemical (USA), Monsanto (USA), Shell (Canada), MOL (Hungary), Mitsubishi Chemical (Japan), PDVSA (Venezuela), Statoil (Norway), Sasol (South Africa), Clariant (Germany) and DuPont (USA).

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