ISA Sections to Host FDT Group at evening events across North America

February 2, 2009

Events will focus on educating automation professionals on FDT Technology.

The FDT Group is pleased to announce that they have teamed with local sections of the International Society for Automation, ISA, to directly engage automation professionals in discussing FDT Technology.  These sessions are in demand in the process and factory automation community as FDT Technology, the subject of IEC 62453, undergoes standardization as ISA 103.  The FDT North American Marketing Committee has renovated the technical seminar format to be present at local ISA section evening meetings, to better serve the busy end user community.  In addition, lunch and learns will be presented onsite at end user facilities on dates surrounding the evening events.

Meeting events will take place in Baton Rouge on April 9, 2009; Vallejo, CA on May 5, 2009 in conjunction with NorCal Technical Day; Calgary, Alberta on Oct. 26, 2009; and Edmonton, Alberta on Oct. 27, 2009

A typical event evening will begin with cocktails, table tops, and an end user application story.  This will be followed by dinner and a technical overview. Next, live demonstrations, utilizing popular communication protocols: HART, FOUNDATION fieldbus and Profibus, with a variety of Frame Applications (Yokogawa, Rockwell and Endress + Hauser) will illustrate how FDT supports the entire life cycle of the plant. The evening will conclude with a question and answer session.  Event sponsors such as; ABB, BusCorp, Dresser – Masoneilan, Endress + Hauser, Flowserve, Honeywell, Invensys, M&M Software, Mactek Corporation, Magnetrol, Metso Automation, VEGA, Pepperl + Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, and Yokogawa will be socializing with attendees throughout the evening with table tops displaying the latest FDT compliant products available.

 If you are interested in additional information about these events or would like to register, please send an email to [email protected] or phone: 512.428.4979. Please visit for more information and for other event listings.

About the FDT Group AISBL

The FDT Group AISBL is a non-profit corporation consisting of over 70 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.


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