Nominations Now Open for 2009 HART Plant of the Year Award

March 20, 2009
HART Communication Foundation seeks the exceptional in the application of HART technologyEnd users are invited to enter their company’s application of the HART Communication Protocol for recognition in the 8th annual HART Plant of the Year Award Program. Presented by the HART Communication Foundation (www.hartcomm.org), the HART Plant of the Year is the only international award presented to end user companies to recognize the exceptional application of HART technology. Previous recipients include such notable companies as BP, DuPont, PDVSA Petropiar, Sasol Solvents and StatoilHydro. Nominations are encouraged from all world areas and will be accepted through May 31.“We are seeking the plant that has taken the capabilities of HART instruments beyond configuration and calibration, or one that is using real-time diagnostics and process variables in their HART-enabled devices integrated with their control, information, asset management and safety systems,” says HCF Executive Director Ron Helson. “This is the opportunity for end users to share their success and tell the world how HART technology has helped lower their operating cost and increased plant availability.” Selection is based on a plant’s use of HART Communication not on the size of the installation. End Users can nominate themselves or suppliers can recommend a plant for recognition. Nomination forms and details are available at www.hartcomm.org.The HART Communication Foundation is an international, not-for-profit, membership organization supported by more than 200 companies worldwide. Founded in 1993, the Foundation is the technology owner, standards setting body and central authority on the HART Protocol and provides global support for application of the HART technology. The Foundation establishes and controls the HART Communication standards including new developments and technology enhancements that benefit and support the needs of the industry.For more information, go to www.hartcomm.org.

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