BusCorp Joins the FDT Group

February 2, 2009

BusCorp fieldbus consulting and training services strengthens FDT end user support around the globe  

FDT Group AISBL proudly announces that BusCorp Inc, leaders in Fieldbus systems consultation and design, have joined the FDT Group. This membership further strengthens the acceptance of FDT Technology throughout the end-user community. Owner-operators are increasingly specifying that FDT Technology be included within automation suppliers’ own frame applications; this further amplifies the need to offer instrumentation and associated physical-layer products that are compliant with DTM capabilities. End-users understand the powerful correlation between device diagnostics and asset management systems, this is driving the need for migrating relevant information from devices to operations.

“We are very pleased with the addition of BusCorp as a new member and look forward to their active involvement in technology development and marketing activities,” Flavio Tolfo, Managing Director of FDT Group declared.

“By joining the FDT Group, BusCorp provides a channel of reciprocation wherein end-users can offer application feedback to product manufacturers,” said Michael Clark, Director of BusCorp, “In turn, vendors can be more nimble in providing relevant enhancements to existing tools and create new product offerings.”

FDT saw a 20 percent membership increase in 2008, due to increased demand for FDT-enabled equipment from end users around the globe.  Flavio Tolfo of FDT Group states, “as we move closer to finalizing FDT Technology as an International Standard (IEC 62423), which is expected in May of this year, we are encouraged by the involvement of additional manufacturers, consultants and end users in support of the technology.”  During economic downturns, end users realize the potential for cost savings in the commissioning and startup of intelligent field devices, and have embraced FDT Technology as a must have in their plant infrastructure.

Michael Clark of BusCorp, states, “Our clients are seeking to do more with data that is propagated from smart instrumentation systems. With the emergence of FDT Technology, the ease of distilling data into information has been much improved.  Commissioning and facility maintenance activities are thereby greatly enhanced.”  Mr. Clark goes on to say that, “Current maintenance procedure paradigms are being challenged to push technicians to work smarter. DTM functions are facilitating this shift to intuitive, predictive maintenance regimes, thus reducing Mean Time to Repair/Restore (MTTR) and maximizing returns on automation-dollar investments.”

About the FDT Group AISBL

The FDT Group AISBL is a non-profit corporation consisting of over 71 leading worldwide companies active in process and factory automation.   The major purpose of the FDT Group is to provide an open and non proprietary interface for the integration of field devices with engineering, automation and asset management systems. In this environment, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations are working together to develop the technology, provide development tools, sup­port and training, coordinate field trials and demonstrations, and enable product interoperability.

For further information please visit www.fdtgroup.org

About BusCorp Inc.

BusCorp is a world leading, vendor neutral, industrial data-bus technology consultant, specializing in FOUNDATION fieldbus™ implementation.  Core business is focused on automation systems consulting, project support and advanced training for end-users, engineers and automation suppliers. BusCorp works closely with end-users to perform system evaluations, major project oversight, asset management specification and detailed operations, commissioning and maintenance training. BusCorp is recognized for their role in authoring standards and functional specifications for capital projects around the globe.

For further information please visit www.buscorp.com


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