EMERSON Process Management has released the Rosemount 3420 Fieldbus Interface Module (FIM). Designed for users in facilities without fieldbus I/O, the Rosemount FIM enables installation of Foundation fieldbus devices with any host system. This capability extends the proven benefits of PlantWeb digital architecture to existing plants.
The latest release of the Rosemount 3420 provides access to predictive diagnostic information from the fieldbus devices, enabling asset management and performance optimisation within the AMS Suite Intelligent Device Manager software.
For example, users are able to add powerful AMS Snap-On applications like AMS ValveLink for continuous monitoring of digital valve health, allowing predictive maintenance and avoidance of abnormal situations.
The FIM also enables control-in-the-field using peer-to-peer communications between fieldbus devices.
Process monitoring, such as temperature and machinery monitoring and many smaller discrete areas of process automation in the plant, can be improved when automated with fieldbus devices, through the Rosemount 3420. The system includes Flare Automation, Remote Loading/Unloading Docks or Metering Stations.
The Rosemount 3420 FIM uses web server technology to simplify commissioning, configuration and maintenance tasks.
The scaleable architecture provides a maximum of four separate Foundation fieldbus segments, including power conditioners.
Control can be shifted into the field, enabling tighter action and higher production yields.
External communications with any basic process control system are achieved using Modbus RTU (RS485), Modbus TCP/IP (Ethernet), HSE and OPC interfaces.
The Rosemount 3420 is also compatible with commercially available wireless solutions.
Full support is available from Emerson for fieldbus segment design, engineering, host integration, installation, commissioning and staff training.