Siemens Demag Delaval presents compressor control system with SYSTEM302 at Interkama

Tuesday, August 31, 2004



At the last Interkama exhibition held in Hannover, Germany, the Fieldbus Foundation hosted two events: the European End User Council and the Fieldbus Engineering Workshop. The engineering workshop is a platform where engineering companies can share their experiences with FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus.

At this particular workshop, Leo van den Hoorn, lead engineer from Imtech, and Arjan Asbreuk, lead engineer from Siemens Demag Delaval presented their recent experiences with FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus and Smar. Imtech is a major Dutch company that provides engineering and maintenance services to the industry. Siemens Demag Delaval is a world-renown manufacturer of centrifugal compressors for the oil & gas industry.

Siemens Demag Delaval had recently completed its very first successful FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus project for a compressor skid utilizing Smar's System302. The skid will be part of the Shell Bonny Island project located in Nigeria.

The control system incorporates a fully redundant H1 to handle communication with the field devices and an integrated redundant logic co-processor for the start/stop sequence of the compressors. Configuration was done by Siemens Demag Delaval and the Smar applications engineering team provided support for the project. As Leo van den Hoorn stated at the end of his presentation, "Our main lesson is that when you start with a project like this, think FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus from day one!" This is the first time FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus has successfully been used for compressor control".

Interkama Germany 2004
Smar participated of the Fieldbus Foundation stand at the International Industrial Automation Exhibition 2004 - Interkama. SYSTEM302 was presented with focus on the AssetView and the HI302.

In addition, Smar Representatives attended the FF End User Council Meeting, where vendors and users of FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus products gathered for an over view of the latest updates and developments.

A full copy of the presentation can be found on the website of the Fieldbus Foundation: http://www.fieldbus.org/endusersupport/enduserpresentations/interkama2004/presentations/siemens.pps