Foundation Field Device
FieldConnex® Diagnostic Gateway with FF-H1 connection links up to 16
FieldConnex® Advanced Diagnostic Modules (ADM) to the DCS or Plant Asset
Management (PAM) System.
The gateway configures itself and automatically detects the ADMs. The
setup of the diagnostic bus and all connected modules is automatic. This
simplifies engineering of FieldConnex Advanced Diagnostics significantly.
Changes in the fieldbus physical layer are announced to operators and
maintenance teams via FF-H1 or Ethernet. Engineering tools allow tight
integration of fieldbus diagnosis into any monitoring and control system
via EDD and FDT/DTM. This includes advanced features such as a
commissioning wizard. The expert system (included) interprets physical
layer measurements and accurately translates them to actionable
information for maintenance staff.
Optional inputs enable monitoring of cabinets in the control room.
Conditions such as:
* Door open/close status
and other analog or digital signals such as Namur-sensors and frequency
inputs can be connected to the gateway's motherboard. Two power relay
outputs can control fans, air conditioning or heater systems. All
functions are available via the FF-H1 with device description and DTM.
This gateway is also the basis for additional accessories increasing life
time and uptime of the fieldbus segment: Surge protectors include
diagnostic functions indicating the end of their useful life. An
enclosure leakage sensor can indicate water ingress into junction box or
field instrument. Yes, it is that small.
Alarms reach operators via LED and via the DCS/PAM systems. The fieldbus
installation and the control cabinet can be monitored just like a regular
field instrument. This optimizes asset utilization, increases MTBF and
reduces maintenance work.
Manufacturer ID (hex):
Device Type ID (hex):
Physical Layer Profile:
114 - Standard-power signaling, separately powered, non I.S.
Registered Function Blocks:
Alarms and Events
Function Block Linking
Multi-bit Alert Reporting
DD/CFF Tester Version: