Joined: 23 May 2012
I'm an electrical engineering apprentice working for a Biomass Gasification power plant company.
My question is:
Currently our work involves producing a gas which is explosive when in contact with air, therefore we use ATEX rated sensors and barriers etc. and take necessary precautions to prevent any sparks which may cause an explosion. We are having a design review and came across ASI-Bus and unfortunately, we don't not have any information whether our temperature/pressure/flow transmitters (which are in direct contact with the gas) can somehow be connected to the ASI Bus. Is there a way to do it ?
Any help would be grateful.
Joined: 04 April 2006
I would agree with Neil, Profibus DP for you general areas, and Profibus PA for the Atex zones. There are many sensors for the PA network, with a lot of material out there.
Check out, Profibus.com
Get some training, if your in the uk, Manchester uni, runs courses, and has a good profi tech centre.
Also google Andy Vermeer. He has good papers on testing, and commissioning Profibus.
I'm a Profibus certified engineer, took my course, in Tennessee. I'm one of 55 in Canada. It had the toughest exams I've ever had for a four day course. It was no turn up, and you've passed, you earn the qualification. Which means you have the confidence to get er done.