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Ann Squirrell 
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Tuesday April 1, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM UTC

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Phoenix Crescent
Bellshill ML4 3
United Kingdom

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Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process - Scotland, April 2014

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

This seminar addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital fieldbus communications technologies in process and hybrid industries. 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.

Supported by live demonstrations of actual tools used in calibration and maintenance, 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. 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.

Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain automated plant. Seminars in this series always attract much praise.

Special Rewards for Attendees

The  PROFIBUS International Competence Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University has recently published 2 new textbooks entitled PROFIBUS in Practice. Written by Dr Xiu Ji, Principal Lecturer, these are excellent study guides for anyone serious about correct installation and commissioning of systems. All attendees to these free seminars will be able to take away with them a free copy of one of these highly informative books, either Vol 1 on Installation or Vol 2 on System Engineering, Troubleshooting and Maintenance
There will also be a special offer of discounted Membership of The PROFIBUS Group - attendees at the event will be entitled to claim a 10% discount from the first year's subscription and pay no joining fee, a saving of at least 150 on the usual cost!

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! 

Draft Agenda (Registration and Coffee 9.30 am) 1st April 2014

Please note that the agenda 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.


Registration and Coffee


Introduction and welcome to the Seminar



PROFIBUS and PROFINET for Process – an introduction to Profibus DP/PA, Profibus profiles and Profinet

Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy


PROFINET in process – an overview of Profinet and connection to plant networks and devices

Peter Brown, Siemens


Coffee and exhibitions


Profibus health checking and monitoring

Live demonstrations

Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy

Dave Tomlin, Hitex


PROFIBUS device configuration and device commissioning using FDT/DTM and EDDL based tools.

Live demonstrations

Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser

Mark McCormick, Siemens


Lunch and exhibitions


Process control loop optimisation using PROFIBUS PA devices and tools.

Live demonstration

Peter Thomas, Control Specialists Ltd


Summary and Questions – Close


PS: We're also running a Factory Automation event at the same location on the following day.

Click here for details.