Process Device Profiles Come to Life

Technical Paper Abstract

The value of EtherNet/IP in the process industries is well recognized and is also a recommended Ethernet-based standard that is specified in NAMUR NE168 in 2018. However, the adoption has faced a number of challenges. A review of the state of the art was conducted in 2021 and identified areas such as the standardization of diagnostics, the ability to deploy instrumentation in hazardous environments, the need for long cables and the integration of legacy HART-based instrumentation into EtherNet/IP installations. Since then, some of these challenges have been addressed with vendors starting to bring new functionality to the market. This session provides an update to the framework presented in 2022, with an emphasis on the enhancements that have taken place since the last ODVA Annual Meeting and Conference. It highlights how recently published functionality has been realized in a multi-vendor environment. The focus is on a use-case in which an operator is informed of an error and able to take action, leading to resolution of the problem through replacement of the instrument with an alternative from another supplier.

Paper and presentation from the 2023 ODVA Industry Conference & 22nd Annual Meeting

Dawn Kelsch, Emerson
Michaël Voegel, Endress+Hauser
Rizwan Mohammed, Honeywell
Winfried Ernst, KROHNE
Carsten Fuchs, KROHNE
Arnold Offner, Phoenix Contact
Carl Schumaker, Rockwell Automation
Vivek Hajarnavis, Rockwell Automation