The FDT Group announces the addition of seven new members
The FDT Group announces the addition of seven international companies to the membership of the non-profit organization just within the past year. New members include: Chevron (USA), Fuji Electric Systems (Japan), KW-Software (Germany), Metroval (Brazil), Rotork (UK), Topworx (USA) and Wapice (Finland).
Chevron is the most recent major end user that demonstrates its support for FDT technology by adding its name and resources to the FDT Group. End users have a strategic role in the group as they ensure that the technology continues to meet the needs of their industry. Together with Shell and Saudi Aramco, Chevron will represent the interests and requirements of the Oil & Gas industry.
Deon Rae, Technical Team Lead, Process Control Systems, Chevron:
“After attending the recent FDT Technology Seminar in Houston, I now better understand how this technology can provide the significant edge we need to increase the reliability and performance of our operation”, say Deon Rae, Technical Team Lead, Chevron. “We see FDT Technology becoming an important part of our strategic initiatives.”
Flavio Tolfo, Managing Director of the FDT Group:
“We are very excited to have Chevron join the FDT Group. Their membership shows their interest in FDT Technology, making sure that it continues to meet the ever changing needs of Users worldwide,” says Flavio Tolfo, Managing Director of the FDT Group. “Our plan is to have our membership be a mix of users and suppliers to make certain that we continue to deliver the technology, capability and value that is truly needed in automation today and into the future.”
“The additional support of these seven companies significantly increases the global presence of the FDT Group, as the new members represent global diversity – located in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. This shows that FDT Technology is being increasingly accepted worldwide and that the FDT Group continues to be in an aggressive growth phase.” says Flavio Tolfo, Managing Director of the FDT Group.
This brings the total FDT Group Membership to a record 59 companies representing a significant cross section of the automation industry. Member companies provide DTM’s for their intelligent instruments allowing a protocol and system independent configuration and troubleshooting environment. FDT Technology allows any device to be accessed from any host using any of the major field communication protocols – reducing maintenance cost, maximizing instrumentation capabilities and reducing configuration errors.
About the FDT Group AISBL™
The FDT Group AISBL is a not-for-profit corporation consisting of over 58 leading process and factory automation companies worldwide whose major purpose 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.