Control Engineering Europe Article: Glenn Schulz, managing director of the FDT Group, recently spoke about the emerging FDI standard and explained how it will sit comfortably alongside the existing FDT standard.
Control system engineers can use FDT today with certainty that there will be seamless integration when FDI is available in the future
The Steering Committee of the Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) Cooperation Team (ECT) continues their efforts to achieve a common solution for field device integration. The Field Device Integration (FDI) Project Team has successfully worked over the past 18 months identifying use cases that encompass all facets of plant operations: from startup and commissioning; to ongoing maintenance activities and plant operations. This team’s efforts also included drafting an architecture concept that meets the needs of both EDDL and FDT technologies as they are migrated to a common standard.