Fieldbus

The Abhisam FIELDBUS Online Training Course

Are you looking for a quick and easy training course on Fieldbus?

Then you're in luck, you've come to the right place!

Learn everything on Fieldbus by using this software based online training course.

If you opt for the download version, then you can even download and install it on your own PC/Laptop (works on any current Windows OS). Of course, you can also access it online via any device with a standard browser.

We call this course an XPRTU, because it makes you an expert in the technology. This Abhisam XPRTU software based training course, covers everything that you need to know about this new technology. All from the comfort of your home or office at a time of your choosing.

Developed by subject matter experts, it is NOT a simple powerpoint presentation. Nor is it a simple pdf or e-book or a video of a guy speaking. It is a full fledged software program that has text, video, animations & interactive simulations, real life examples, case study and exercises that enable you to easily master Fieldbus technology.

This course covers the fundamental principles of the technology and then goes on to cover FOUNDATION Fieldbus in detail. It then covers other leading industrial field buses used in the process industries such as HART, Profibus PA and ASi bus.

Then you learn how to apply all this knowledge by a Case Study of a Fieldbus project. Lastly you test your own knowledge by a Self Assessment Test.

Earn a Certificate of Competency and an Electronic Badge at no extra cost!

 Customer Feedback:

I have worked in the International Oil and Gas Industry as a technical instructor for more than thirty years. I have both used and recommended the products of Abhisam (Safety Instrumented Systems, Hazardous Area Instrumentation, Fieldbus, Gas Monitors e-learning courses).The materials are presented in a very professional manner being clear, concise and very easy to understand. I recommend them highly to all engineers and technicians in our industry.They are excellent and I recommend them highly. No praise is too great!!
John Longden
GCGI LCGI. Senior Trainer
Petroleum Training Institute, UK

So what does this software based course offer? And why should I buy it from Abhisam?

*Created by experts in the field
*Vendor & Technology neutral Course
*Easy to understand material with ANIMATIONS, SIMULATIONS & VIDEOS
*Real Life examples and Case Study from Industry
*No Travel Time Or Travel Cost
*Self paced, do it at your own convenience from anywhere in the world
*Earn a Certificate and Badge at no extra cost
 

It is a VENDOR NEUTRAL as well as a TECHNOLOGY NEUTRAL training program, having text, ANIMATIONS & SIMULATIONS, with REAL EXAMPLES and A REAL CASE STUDY, without any fluff. Remember, Abhisam is not a Fieldbus vendor, so we have no vested interest in promoting a particular protocol or class of technologies, or products, unlike some other "free"  thinly disguised  sales pitches (oops sorry-"training courses"), out there, that are made to just promote a particular brand OR protocol.

Not us. We have YOUR interests foremost in mind.

Abhisam is a specialized company that creates e-learning software programs for technical professionals such as managers, engineers and technicians,  around the world. Our e-learning software is very popular, with people from Fortune 500 companies, individual engineering professionals, government institutions, universities and training institutes around the world. If you browse around our site you can see that we have plenty of other popular products too, not just this one. Thousands of learners all over the world use Abhisam products such as e-learning software on HAZOP,  Safety Instrumented Systems, Hazardous Area Instrumentation, RFID, Industrial Cybersecurity and many others, everyday.


Will I get a Certificate if I complete the course?

Yes. Just take our associated online exam anytime. Questions will be randomly presented from our large database. There is no charge for the examination or the certification (for our customers), if it is taken within one year of purchase and you get two free attempts at the exam. 

Animations & Simulations

Take a look below at the small sample of an animation that explains WHY & HOW Manchester encoding is used in Fieldbus signals. The full animation can be seen in the actual software, when you buy it. This is just a screen grab and of a lower quality than the actual one in the course.

Situational Videos

Take a look below at the small sample of a video that explains the Advantages of Fieldbus technology, over conventional 4-20 mA technology.


Animations & Simulations

Here is another small sample of an animation that explains how the Control in Field Concept can be implemented for a Distillation column. The full animation can be seen in the actual software, when you buy it. This is just a screen grab and of a lower quality than the actual one in the course.

Self Assessment Test

Here is a sample question from the Self Assessment Test included in the course software, that enables you to gauge your own understanding of Fieldbus technology and also helps you prepare for the Online Certification Exam. Note that this is just a screenshot.

Real Life Case Study

Learn how to implement Fieldbus from a real life case study. Explains in detail, covering all steps in the project such as

  • Studying the P & ID and deciding the Control Scheme
  • Selecting the right Fieldbus technology
  • Engineering the Fieldbus including selecting devices, Junction Boxes, Power Supplies, cables, terminators
  • Fieldbus Software
  • Installation & Configuration,  Commissioning & Troubleshooting

Covers all of these popular Fieldbus technologies

Learn not just FOUNDATION Fieldbus, but all other significant industrial Fieldbus technologies such as HART, Profibus PA and ASi bus. No other training course covers as much as this one!

  • HART

  • FOUNDATION Fieldbus

  • Profibus PA

  • ASi Bus

Choose from any of the Versions Below

Online $ 299 US
For Individuals
Course Duration: 40 hours (Approx 5 days of self paced learning)
Get 40 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access to the course for 1 Year
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
View with any device with a standard browser (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Mobile)
BUY NOW
Standard $ 499 US
For Individuals
Course Duration: 40 hours (Approx 5 days of self paced learning)
Get 40 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Download the Course to your own PC. Unlimited access to the course for 3 years
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
View with any PC/laptop with Windows OS (7,8,10). Single PC license
BUY NOW
Enterprise $ 2600 US
For Companies/ Organizations
Course Duration: 40 hours (Approx 5 days of self paced learning)
Get 40 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 10 learners.
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access for 10 learners for 1 Year. More learners possible at pro-rata cost
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
View with any device with a standard browser (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Mobile)
BUY NOW

Just get this Fieldbus e-learning course today and for a much lesser price that you would be paying for any other course out there!

Note that it includes all the leading Fieldbus protocols that you must know including FOUNDATION Fieldbus, Profibus PA, HART and ASibus. No other course (Classroom or e-learning or software or online or video or any other) includes all of these in one package!

Can I not get this information free from elsewhere?

There is a myth  "Just Google it"

Unfortunately it is not true. If you Google for it you are likely to get a large number of Fieldbus related articles, videos, ebooks and other material. It will take you a long time to go through it and at the end of this whole exercise you may

a) Not be able to string it all together-most information on the internet is in bits and pieces (although large ones). It is not put out there as a logical construct or in any sequential manner. This is to be expected since it is all from different sources who may have different interests.

b) Be more confused than what you were before you started searching for it

c) You may not be sure that whatever information you get is current (updated) and authentic. Some people simply put out their opinion and call it as fact

d) You will not be getting any certificate for your efforts.

Plus you will spend several hours of your time doing all this for zero returns on your investment!

On the other hand, when you take this Abhisam Fieldbus course, you know that

a) It is very carefully made, with subject matter experts in the field of Fieldbus, with logical progress from one subtopic to the next and from one module to the next

b) Utilizes animations and simulations to help you understand concepts real quick. These are not available anywhere else.

c) Get access to a real life Case Study, that clearly shows you how to develop a Fieldbus solution given the process and a basic P & ID.

d) Get a Certificate when you pass the associated exam and also get an electronic badge via Credly, the largest badge issuer on the planet. Credly badges are used by companies like IBM & Abhisam to award learners who demonstrate their skills and knowledge.

Can I not simply buy a book? That will be much cheaper!

Of course, you could always pass this up and decide to go for  buy a book on this topic,

but,

remember that there are some disadvantages with this approach

a)  The first is that not a single book is available on the market, that covers all the topics that you need to know. On the other hand, there are a lot of things in every book, that you can safely skip, without missing anything.

b) Some of these books may be outdated and obsolete

c) Watching an animated simulation makes you grasp a concept much faster than merely reading about it.

d) Nobody gives you a certificate if you simply read a book.

What would you rather tell prospective employers or clients?

a) I read a book on the subject, please hire me!

OR

b) I enrolled in an Abhisam course that has all real world examples and technology, as is used in actual plants. I also passed the Abhisam exam and earned a Certificate and Badge. See, here it is!

So, why don't you simply get this first of its kind training course and

a) Be assured that you have access to the best course in a modern format, with easy to understand  ANIMATIONS & SIMULATIONS that make learning this topic fun and easy! ( A picture is worth a thousand words and an animation that shows how things work is even better).

b) Get a comprehensive program that has several  animations and rich graphics, explained in a very simple to understand way, with accompanying text, that will remove all the "complexity" that is normally associated with this subject.

c) Join the hundreds of other engineers and technical professionals all over the world, who have taken this and benefited greatly from it.

d) Take our online exam and get Certified for FREE (on passing). Yes, there's no extra charge for this. PLUS  get yourself an electronic badge too, that you can display on your LinkedIn or Facebook profile! This shows the world (including potential recruiters, potential employers and clients) that you are skilled in Fieldbus.

So Go Ahead and BUY IT NOW

The investment amount is only a few hundred dollars. Comparable classroom courses, from other providers, cost in the range on thousands of dollars.

Note:
1. Companies and other organizations, who subscribe to our Enterprise license option, can also tweak this to get a Customized option. Ask us for details.
2. The Online & Standard Download options are for individuals. The Enterprise version is for organizations.

 Check below for the TABLE OF CONTENTS

Module 1 - Basic Concepts
  • Introduction
  • Process Control Systems
  • Single Loop Controller architecture
  • Process Control Systems with Single Loop Controllers
  • Traditional Controls
  • DDC to DCS
  • DCS
  • Automation Hierarchy
  • Fieldbus
  • Ethernet based buses
  • Point to Point Architecture
  • Traditional DCS architecture
  • Multi Drop Architecture
  • Other Control Systems
  • Why Fieldbus?
  • Analog and Digital Signals
  • Types of Signals
  • Digital & Analog Signals
  • Digital Signals
  • Clock
  • Manchester Encoding
  • Field Devices
  • Analog Networks
  • Hybrid Networks
  • Digital Networks
  • Combination Networks
  • Topologies
  • Addressing
  • Types of Bus networks
  • Fieldbus Standards
  • Current Standards
  • Interoperability
  • FOUNDATION Fieldbus
  • HART
  • Profibus
  • ASi
  • Fieldbus Advantages
  • Multivariable Transmitters
  • The OSI Model
  • Using OSI for communication
  • Fieldbus OSI Model
Module 2 - Foundation Fieldbus
  • Introduction
  • The Fieldbus Foundation
  • Physical Layer
  • H1 network
  • H1 characteristics
  • H1 segment
  • Fieldbus Hardware & Terminology
  • H1, H2 and HSE
  • Topologies
  • Daisy Chain
  • Multidrop
  • Chicken Foot Topology
  • More on Topologies
  • Linking Devices
  • Handheld Communicators
  • Host Communication
  • Transmission and Reception
  • FF Power Supplies
  • FF 831
  • Power Supply Sizing
  • Redundant Power Supply
  • Signal Characteristics
  • Bricks and Couplers
  • Device Couplers
  • Terminators
  • Cable Lengths
  • Cable Types
  • Number of devices per segment
  • H1 Addressing
  • Data Link Layer
  • Communication Issues
  • Cyclic and Acyclic Communication
  • Link Master
  • Data Buffers
  • Scheduled Communication
  • Unscheduled Communication
  • LAS Function
  • Live List & Time Sync
  • Backup LAS
  • User layer
  • Fieldbus Blocks
  • Types of Blocks
  • What are Function Blocks?
  • Control in Field
  • Typical loop using Function Blocks
  • Representation of the FIC loop
  • FIC loop implementation
  • Location of Function Blocks
  • Types of Function Blocks
  • Typical blocks in a PT
  • Flexible Function Blocks
  • Multiple measurements & blocks
  • Cascade Control blocks
  • Cascade Control configuration
  • Input Select Function
  • Macrocycles
  • Macrocycle Optimization
  • What are VCRs?
  • More about VCRs
  • VCR Limits
  • More Function Blocks
  • Host Communications
  • History of EDDL
  • More about EDDL
  • FDT/DTM
  • Comparison of EDDL and FDT/DTM
  • Which one to use
  • Fieldbus Interoperability
  • Device Tests
  • HIST
  • Host Profiles
  • Safety Instrumented Functions
  • Traditional approach
  • Advantages of FF SIF
  • Disadvantages of FF SIF
  • Black Channel and White Channel
  • FF Black Channel
Module 3 - HART, Profibus and ASi
  • Introduction
  • Other protocols
  • HART
  • HART Introduction
  • Master Slave Network
  • Principle of operation
  • FSK
  • HART Communicator
  • HART PC Configurator
  • HART Versions
  • HART 7 Features
  • PSK
  • PSK
  • Point to Point Network
  • Multi Drop Mode
  • Scan Times
  • HART Commands
  • HART I/Os-1
  • HART Multiplexer
  • DD files
  • Choosing HART Devices
  • HART Wiring and Installation
  • Profibus
  • History-1
  • Profibus Philosophy
  • OSI Model
  • Profibus Structure
  • Profibus DP
  • Profibus PA
  • Similarities with FF
  • Differences with FF
  • Architecture-1
  • Segment Couplers-1
  • Number of devices
  • Profibus PA Blocks
  • Control in Field?
  • GSD Files
  • FDT/DTM
  • Wiring and Installation
  • ASi Bus
  • Why ASi Bus
  • ASi Bus Characteristics
  • ASi Bus Topologies
  • ASi Cable
  • ASi Masters
  • ASi ASIC
  • ASi Slaves
  • ASi Addressing
  • ASi Certification
  • ASi Power Supplies
  • Safety At Work
  • Safety Monitor working
  • ASi Installation
Module 4 - Fieldbus in Hazardous Areas
  • Using traditional explosionproof methods
  • Fieldbus using Intrinsic Safety
  • Fieldbus Entity Calculation Example
  • FISCO
  • FISCO Topology
  • FISCO Conditions
  • FISCO Advantages
  • FNICO
  • FNICO with repeaters
  • FNICO and Ex-ic
  • Field Barriers & High Energy Trunks
Module 5 - Case Study of Fieldbus Project
  • The Project
  • The Plant & Process
  • The P & ID
  • Fieldbus Architecture
  • Engineering for Fieldbus
  • The new P & ID
  • Segment Allocation
  • Fieldbus Hardware
  • Instruments
  • Junction Boxes & Wiring Blocks
  • Power Supply
  • Cable
  • Max Cable length
  • Terminators
  • Fieldbus Software
  • Installation
  • Format for checking
  • Configuration
  • Commissioning
  • Troubleshooting
  • Completion of project
Self Assessment Test

 

 

 Take the Abhisam Online FIELDBUS exam and get Certified for FREE (on passing), when you order the software today!

 

You have seen how detailed and comprehensive this course is, as compared to any other course anywhere. So what are you waiting for?

Choose from any of the Versions Below

Online $ 299 US
For Individuals
Course Duration: 40 hours (Approx 5 days of self paced learning)
Get 40 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access to the course for 1 Year
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
View with any device with a standard browser (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Mobile)
BUY NOW
Standard $ 499 US
For Individuals
Course Duration: 40 hours (Approx 5 days of self paced learning)
Get 40 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Download the Course to your own PC. Unlimited access to the course for 3 years
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
View with any PC/laptop with Windows OS (7,8,10). Single PC license
BUY NOW
Enterprise $ 2600 US
For Companies/ Organizations
Course Duration: 40 hours (Approx 5 days of self paced learning)
Get 40 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 10 learners.
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access for 10 learners for 1 Year. More learners possible at pro-rata cost
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
View with any device with a standard browser (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Mobile)
BUY NOW

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