Integration of Wireless Hart Into DCS For Asset Monitor Applications
Vinay G.R.1, B. Yogesha2, G. N. Reddy3
1Vinay .G .R, M.Tech (IAR), MCE, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
2B. Yogesha, Professor, MCE, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
3G. N. Reddy. Senior Test Engineer, ABB, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Manuscript received on July 17, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on August 25, 2012. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2012. | PP: 6-10 | Volume-1 Issue-6, August 2012.  | Retrieval Number: F0581071612/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: With new firmware upgrade of wireless adapter, wireless HART is ready to redefine process monitoring, preventive maintenance and asset management. It enables users to quickly and easily gain the benefits of wireless technology while maintaining compatibility with the existing HART devices and tools. Wireless HART is designed with strict timing requirements and to be highly reliable and interoperable while being easy to install and operate. This new firmware upgrade was done to strike a proper balance between, simplicity, battery-life and guaranteed real-time wireless communication. In this paper, we present the test suite developed to exercise the wireless HART devices. We discuss the architecture of the test suite, the reliability of the mesh network after firmware upgrade of the wireless adapter and integration of wireless HART into DCS. 
Keywords: Integration, asset management, interoperability.