Fieldbus technology based, distributed control in process industries: a case study with LonWorks Technology

N.P. Mahalik (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)
P.R. Moore (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Publication date: 1 August 1997

Abstract

During recent years, in the field of real‐time instrumentation and process control, there has been a trend away from centralized control system. Distributed control by using fieldbus technology is only the first step to application of intelligence in the field devices. Compares centralized systems with the distributed systems, differentiates the conventional LANs from the fieldbus technology and reviews the related technology and the current status of the international fieldbus standards. Describes some of the standard fieldbuses. Highlights the advantages of using fieldbuses in the real‐time process control and discusses what are the points to be considered before selecting a fieldbus. Highlights fieldbus‐based design development methodology involved in order to build a real‐time industrial distributed control system (RIDCS). Presents a case study with the LonWorks Technology; a fieldbus category system.

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Mahalik, N. and Moore, P. (1997), "Fieldbus technology based, distributed control in process industries: a case study with LonWorks Technology", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 231-243. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576069710182054

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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