I read the October issue of Automation World moments ago (while my computer was rebooting – I read quick and the computer boots slow). “Fieldbus Reigns in Process Control” emphasizes the need for training and relates experiences from users that have made the investment in training. (Also read the sidebar: “Training Is Critical”.)
From the article, on PROFIBUS:
“It makes your life easier,” says Merat Zarreii, F&T Division manager at the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management in Stone Mountain, Ga. “With fieldbus, I can interrogate the device from my office and get a flag if it needs maintenance or replacement.”
This article is definitely a must-read. PROFIBUS means installation savings and operational uptime.