Length: 1 day
CEU Credits: 0.7
Course hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.


"Provided basic background of fieldbus technology before jumping into the specific buses." -Jeffrey Bekasi

This seminar briefly covers the development of the ANSI/ISA50 standard, which is the driving force behind the Foundation fieldbus technology. Both Foundation Fieldbus H1 (31.25 kbits/s) and HSE (High-Speed Ethernet) buses are discussed. Benefits and cost savings of Foundation Fieldbus technology compared to system architectures of the past ( e.g. asset management) are covered, as well as how Foundation Fieldbus networks are put together and configured. Operation, troubleshooting, availability, and safety aspects are also covered.

You will be able to:

  • Recognize key concepts and terminology
  • Identify the benefits and cost savings of Foundation Fieldbus
  • Explain how Fieldbus segments are built, including device requirements, wiring methodology, and segment configuration
  • Discuss how Foundation Fieldbus compares to other industrial bus systems
  • Recognize the purpose of the Fieldbus Foundation
  • Describe Foundation Fieldbus interoperability and interoperability testing by the Fieldbus Foundation

You will cover:

  • Foundation Fieldbus: Terminology  | Technology  | H1 | High Speed Ethernet Networks
  • Comparison of Other Industrial Bus Protocols
  • Foundation Fieldbus Technology: Cost Savings | Operational Benefits
  • Foundation Fieldbus H1 Network:  Configuration | Operation | Wiring

Includes ISA Standard:

  • ANSI/ISA50.00.01-1975 (R2002) - Compatibility of Analog Signals for Electronic Industrial Process Instruments

If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

Not sure this particular course is for you?
pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.