FB Remote I/O stations are mounted in Zone 1 hazardous areas. They form a modular signal conditioning system to interface signals from the field with a control system in the safe area. FB Remote I/O connects your conventional sensors and actuators to your DCS using a single standardized fieldbus connection (PROFIBUS, Modbus, Ethernet and others).
The plug-in input and output modules can be hot swapped in a running system without the need for a hot work permit.
There is a wide spectrum of single and multi-channel I/O modules available offering intrinsically safe and increased safety field connections. This ensures that engineering becomes easy and adaptable to the needs of your plant concept.
Mounting / maintenance without hot work permit
I/O modules for Ex i (intrinsic safety) and Ex e field connections
I/O modules can be mounted on the backplane in any order
1 - 8 channel I/O modules
Standard Busses (PROFIBUS, Modbus, Ethernet …)
Configuration can be accomplished via the bus
HART communication available
Optional redundancy for bus, gateways, and power supplies
Supports the FDT concept
Bus independant SIL 2 shut down outputs available
FATs and GAMP4 FATs optional