A Nuclear Automation Perspective - Case study presented in Australia

Thursday, January 24, 2008



Alexandre Peixoto, SMAR Business Development Manager, during his presentation at Foundation Fieldbus End Users Council
Alexandre Peixoto, SMAR Business Development Manager, during his presentation at Foundation Fieldbus End Users Council

HIMA Australia, a company that manufactures and supplies Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), has entered into a partnership with SMAR to market SYSTEM302 within Australia and New Zealand.

Jointly with the Australian FF End Users Council, which coordinates conferences for updating the market technology, HIMA Australia held a seminar on the implementation of Fieldbus Foundation technology for the Duke Energy project. The event promoted the latest innovations with fieldbus technology and allowed for the exchange of experiences among users.

The conference had SMAR's participation through a presentation made by Business Development Manager Alexandre Peixoto and took place in Melbourne and Perth. The Duke Energy case study was chosen as it is the first nuclear plant ever to use the fieldbus technology on a large scale. The plant was automated by SMAR.

According to Peixoto, the presentation illustrated many of SMAR's innovations in the Fieldbus solutions. The study included the role Duke Energy played in choosing the state-of-the-art technology and highlighted SMAR's expertise in the international Fieldbus market.