South America Market Ready for FDT Technology

April 21, 2010

FDT Chairman says South America is ready to adopt FDT Technology for smart device integration

The FDT Brazil marketing committee welcomed, FDT Group’s chairman, Hartmut Wallraf, to Brazil where the local marketing group organized a dynamic technology display and presentation agenda showcasing the benefits of FDT Technology at ISA Brazil.  The Latin American market is yet another example of the growing global interest, acceptance, and adoption of FDT Technology.

For process and factory automation industries, FDT is the solution for smart device integration in a variety of applications.  FDT Technology is the only available standard that supports multiple, tiered networks in a single application. No other standard brings together FOUNDATION fieldbus, HART, Profibus, CIP, EtherCAT, CANOpen, and many others onto a single, integrated platform.    With over 2300 devices covered by certified DTM’s and 17 frame applications on the market today, application opportunities continue to grow.

End users around the globe have applied FDT, with projects at BASF, BP, Chevron, Clariant, Dow, Petrobras, Fibria (ex Aracruz), Odebrecht, Usiminas, Shell, and Reliance just to name a few. With the support of major end users and the unanimous approval of FDT Technology as an international standard (IEC 62453), the message is clear – FDT Technology is ready, available and works.

“Brazil offers a huge market for FDT.  The local region is ready to adopt the advanced features for smart device integration for asset management as outlined in the WIB research study performed at Shell Global Solutions International (SGSi),” says Hartmut Wallraf.  “We are excited to bring awareness of the technology to this market and demonstrate the key benefits,” Robson Nascimento, chairman of the FDT Brazil marketing committee mentioned.  FDT Technology meets end users needs, offers enhanced data accessibility and extended functionality as used in commissioning and maintenance in a very effective and flexible manner.

With a newly established marketing committee in Brazil, the group will continue to drive the technology to key areas in the South American region spreading the word about the business value that can be derived as a result of deploying FDT Technology to the end user community through road show events and exhibitions.

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About the FDT Group AISBL

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