April 2005

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HP Integration Strategies: Fieldbus justification goes beyond total cost of ownership

LARRY O'BRIEN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Fieldbus, as a digital replacem..

O'Brien, L., ARC Advisory Group

LARRY O'BRIEN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Fieldbus, as a digital replacement for 4-20 mA analog communications, is a simple concept, but it is significantly changing the way that users look at their processes and is providing a flood of information from the field about both the devices and their associated processes. Users should approach the process of choosing, implementing and using fieldbus in a way that will achieve successful and superior performance, reduced costs and operational excellence in the context of the enterprise's busines

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