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Profibus Australia and PICC join forces to deliver expanded Profibus training in November 2012

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The Profibus Association of Australia has enhanced the quality and availability of Certified Profibus Training by including a new course and training sessions in its November 2012 training calendar.

To be presented by one of Profibus International’s most recognised trainers, Andy Verwer, who will be supported by experienced trainers from the Profibus International Competence Centre (PICC), the coast-to-coast training tour will include Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Mackay in northern Queensland.

‘Profibus System Design’ (PSD) is a one-day advanced course targeting plant owners, system designers and senior design engineers, and will be conducted exclusively by Verwer in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Adopting a practical view, Verwer explains that the content level of the new PSD course takes the student to a higher level of technical understanding and is particularly relevant for engineers with specialised planning and operational responsibilities within a plant. PSD examines all buses, their functional strengths and weaknesses, and explains in detail how they can be integrated within a fieldbus network for optimum operational performance.

Verwer believes one of the strongest arguments in favour of Profibus training lies in the mistaken perception among some people about the complexity of Profibus vis-à-vis traditionally used technologies.

He argues that while no one denies the complexity of fieldbus technology, Profibus is today widely acknowledged as the world’s most popular fieldbus technology, and its true potential can be realised by any industry or plant when the practices outlined within a Certified Profibus training course are correctly implemented.

The inclusion of Adelaide and Mackay on the training calendar this year has been arranged in collaboration with Certified Trainers from the PICC who will be conducting all courses. Both cities will schedule a full suite of courses including Certified Installer and Engineer plus the Commissioning and Maintenance course.

Andy Verwer's training tour will be restricted to Perth (2 weeks), Melbourne (1 week) and Brisbane (1 week) commencing Monday 12 November and finishing on Friday 7th December.

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