400333 Risk Analysis of Wired Versus Wireless Transmission of Process Measurements

Monday, April 27, 2015: 4:00 PM
13B (Austin Convention Center)
Gary Hawkins, PlantWeb Solutions Group, Emerson Process Management, Round Rock, TX and Edward Marszal, Kenexsis Consulting, Columbus, OH

There is no doubt that wireless technology lowers the cost barriers to remote assessment of equipment condition.  As such, wireless technology is relied upon for more and more functionality in the process industries.  We are seeing interest in the application of wireless devices in functions typically devoted to wired applications.  This session will explore some fundamental questions for consideration when evaluating transmission methods of measurements.  The tools for risk analysis of safety systems will be utilized to analyze potential faults versus the benefits for wired and wireless networks of process measurements.

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