The amount of diagnostic information available from today's field devices is staggering. With a complex device on FOUNDATION fieldbus, such as a valve positioner or Coriolis flowmeter, you can have literally hundreds of diagnostic parameters. Some of these parameters are going to provide information that is critical to the process, others may simply indicate the need for future maintenance. NE107 provides a simple way to contextualize all of these parameters.
|NAMUR NE107 Status Signals|
The Fieldbus Foundation made NAMUR NE107 part of our specification, and all the devices that get tested and registered under our new Interoperability Test Kit version 6 must conform to the NE 107 spec. The same goes for all our new host DCS systems tested under our new host profile registration process.
Emerson Process Management recently published a good white paper “Configuring FF912 Alarms in a DeltaV System”. The Emerson DeltaV system is tested under our most recent host profile called "61b", which supports NE107.
The Fieldbus Foundation registered devNice site already has approximately 34 devices with NE107, and E107 compliant systems can already benefit from these devices. The number of devices supporting NE 107 is growing rapidly. This means that new plants can now start benefiting from NE107 straight away. Existing plants can benefit from NE107 devices by upgrading system software to latest version supporting NE107. No hardware changes are required to enjoy NE107.
NE107 compliant FOUNDATION fieldbus products are available From 21 different suppliers:
- Endress + Hauser
- Heinrichs Messtechnik
- Micro Motion
- Rosemount Analytical
- TOKYO KEISO
- Young Tech
Devices are available in 16 different categories:
- Bus diagnostics
- Conductivity Transmitter
- Coriolis Mass Flowmeter
- Displacement Level Transmitter
- Electric Actuator
- Field display
- Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter
- Host System
- Nuclear Density and Level transmitter
- Nuclear Level Transmitter
- Nuclear Mass Flow Transmitter
- On/off valve
- Oxygen, Chlorine, and Ozone Transmitter
- pH, ORP, Redox Transmitter
- Pressure Transmitter
- Safety Valve Controller
- Thermal Mass Flow Transmitter
- Valve Positioner