Profibus PA for Hazardous Areas

Presentation and Paper by Michael Bean on the use of Profibus PA for Hazardous applications.

Profibus PA was designed as a solution for automation in Process Applications where it is often necessary to guarantee levels of safety with regard to potentially explosive atmospheres. In this paper and presentation given at the Hazardous Areas Conference held at Gallagher Estate in 2008 I discuss Profibus PA's applicability to such applications.

The presentation raised quite a bit of interest as various parties debated their companies' acceptance of the FISCO. Many were surprised at the advantages offered by the "high-powered trunk" concept.

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