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Product Management APR/I:

FDI –
A technology development project

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June 27, 2009 | Slide 1
What is device management?
Device Integration Device Management
Communication world Behaviour / Parameter world

Give me parameter value


Give me process value

45.89 °C Set parameter value


Status = Good

Information of the device needed by Information of the device needed for


DCS to configure the cyclic modification of behaviour of the
transmission of process value(s). device measurement, data
representation. Observation
Done in DCS. Process / of device during running process.
communication is not running.
Done in special applications.
Acyclic access to device.
Process / communication
running.

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June 27, 2009 | Slide 2
Which technologies are available?

FDT -> Field Device Tools ECT -> EDDL Cooperation Team
FDT Group, founded 2003 ECT, founded 2003
62 member companies (Mar. 2008) 5 member organizations

Driver application: Driver files:


DTM EDD with and without
enhancements
Runtime environment:
FDT Frame application Runtime environment:
Interpreter
Frame Applications e.g.:
Asset Vision Basic, Interpreter e.g.:
Device Management Aspect DHH8x0 Handhelds – ABB
(800xA, Asset Vision Pro.) – ABB Asset Vision Professional – ABB
FieldCare – E+H 800xA - ABB
PACTware – independent FieldMate – Yokogawa
fdtContainer – M&M PDM – Siemens
AMS – Emerson
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June 27, 2009 | Slide 3
What are pros and cons?

Pros: Pros:
- All capabilities of high level - Light weight solutions (files)
programmers language usable - Usable also on Handheld devices
- Nested communication - Fully scalable implementations
- Offline configuration possible
- Multimedia capabilities
- Extensible in protocol support

Cons: Cons:
- Heavy components (Applications) - Many variants (DCS specific)
- Usable on PCs only - Limited UI / Logic capabilities
- Solutions not scalable for device - No nested communication
types - Not supported by all DCS
- Not supported by all DCS

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June 27, 2009 | Slide 4
What are overall drawbacks of both
technologies?
User‘s Instrument selection also depends on device management
technology supported by DCS.
A single technology is needed.

Device Management solution has to be deployed on all workstations


where access to the device type is necessary.
A Client / Server technology is needed.

Despite of the benefits of one technology the user also wants


the use the benefits of the other technology.
A combination of the benefits of both technologies is needed.

Competing technologies move the focus on the competition and


away from user needs.
A joined effort of the competing interest groups is needed.

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June 27, 2009 | Slide 5
What is the solution?

FDI

March 2007: FDT Group and ECT Members are working together to create a
common device management technology: Field Device Integration: FDI

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June 27, 2009 | Slide 6
Basic Requirements

 Host system independent


 Platform and operating system independent
 Provides access to the full capability of the field device
 Supports FOUNDATION™, HART®, PROFIBUS® & PROFINET®
 Adoptable to support other fieldbus communication technologies
 Based on OPC UA client/server specifications & information model
 Specifications independently validated by the ECT organizations
 Provides backward compatibility with existing EDD’s & DTM’s
 Provides conformance test requirements to assure compliance
 Provides guidelines for field device and system developers

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June 27, 2009 | Slide 7
FDI Architecture
System Architecture

Server OPC UA Client

FOUNDATION™
HART®,
PROFIBUS
PROFINET

Device Package
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June 27, 2009 | Slide 8
FDI Device Package

Device Package

Interpreted on Server Interpreted on Client Runs on Client

Device Business User Interface User Interface


Definition Logic Description Plug-in

Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

Based on Based on
IEC 61804-3 EDDL IEC 62453 FDT

Based on
IEC 62541 OPC UA
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June 27, 2009 | Slide 9
FDI – How does it work.

Client Window
User
File Edit View Options 1 Interface
2 Description
UI Function
Group
Group 2
1 UIGroup
Function
2
<Device Instance Name>

<Device Type> Group 1


<Version> 1 100.0 °C
<Manufacturer>

UI Functions Option 1
UI Function 1 Option 2
UI Function 2

Group
Group22

Programmed OK Apply Cancel


Application

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June 27, 2009 | Slide 10
FDI – How does it work.

Client Window
File Edit View Options 1
2
UI Function
Group 1 UIGroup
Function
2
<Device Instance Name>

<Device Type>
<Version>
<Manufacturer>

UI Functions
UI Function 1
UI Function 2

Group
Group22
User
Interface
Plug-In

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June 27, 2009 | Slide 11
Project schedule

Functional
Use cases Specifications
validated by 
end users
Technical design 
team kick off
meeting
 Architecture and Technical specification
functional specification development and
development validation

Mar
2007

Dec Dec Dec


2007 2008 2009
Top level
use cases System Architecture
 
ECT and FDT Architecture
Group agree to validated Final
develop by Specifications
FDI Project end users
 

June
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