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Ann Squirrell 
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Thursday June 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM 
Thursday June 23, 2011 at 4:00 PM 

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Endress + Hauser, Manchester 
Floats Road
Manchester, Lancs M23 9NF
United Kingdom

Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS in Process seminar  comes to Manchester - be among the first to claim your free place!

This highly practical seminar addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital fieldbus communications technologies in process and hybrid industries. With 50% of the seminar time dedicated to live demonstrations and most of the remainder taken up with practical advice based on actual experience, the programme will be of great value to Instrument Technicians/Engineers, C&I Engineers and System Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern process plant. Covering the use of PROFIBUS PA in key application areas such as Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas today, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS in process industry applications from system design and hazardous area considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.

Standardised in IEC 61158, PROFIBUS PA is a state of the art digital fieldbus designed specifically to address the needs of the process industries. It replaces or works in conjunction with conventional 4..20mA technology, significantly lowering capital expenditure on installation and offering unprecedented, centralised access to instrumentation and field device information. Many additional practical benefits are derived from its use especially in hazardous areas.

The seminar is ably presented by fieldbus specialists from The PROFIBUS Group membership. Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain process plant. 

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS process application … don’t miss this one-day Practical Aspects of Profibus in Process Seminar!

Certificate of Attendance

While the seminar is free to attend, there is a nominal charge of 15 + VAT if you would like to receive an official Certificate of Attendance.

Draft Agenda (Registration and Coffee 9.30 am)

Please note that the agenda may be changed and can be flexible on the day and the presenters are happy to dwell on areas of specific interest.  Questions are encouraged throughout the day. All times are approximate.


Introduction and welcome

Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser


PROFIBUS for Process – an Introduction

Mark Cargill, MWH Consulting


PROFIBUS component selection 

Mark Cargill, MWH Consulting





Network design and Project Management

Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser


Network health checking and fault finding - live demonstration

Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy and Steve Dickinson, Pepperl+Fuchs





Device integration and commissioning– live demonstration   

Mark McCormick, Siemens


Device diagnostic transparency– live demonstration  

Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser


Host Integration to CMMS – live demonstration   

Ian Stevens, ABB


Summary and Questions - Close

Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser