2011 HART Plant of the Year: Nominations

HART Communication Foundation encourages end users and manufacturers to enter a plant for exceptional application of HART Communication technology. Nominations will be accepted through June 30, 2011. Link to prior winners.


MOL Danube earned the 2010 HART Plant of the Year Award, given annually by the HART Communication Foundation to recognize the people, companies, and plant sites around the world using the advanced capabilities of HART communication in real-time applications to improve operations, lower costs, and increase availability.HART Communication Foundation seeks qualified nominees for the 10th annual HART Plant of the Year Award. End users and manufacturers from all world areas are encouraged to enter their plant or customer’s plant for recognition. The foundation said HART Plant of the Year is the only international award presented to end user companies in the process automation industry to recognize the exceptional application of HART Communication technology. Nominations will be accepted through 30 June 2011.

Nomination forms and details are available at www.hartcomm.org/hcf/poy/plantofyear_nomination.html.

“Selection of the HART Plant of the Year is based on a plant’s use of HART Communication not on the size of the installation. We are seeking a plant that has taken the capabilities of HART instruments beyond configuration and calibration,” says Ron Helson, HART Communication Foundation Executive Director.

“Or, the plant that is using real-time diagnostics and process variables in HART-enabled devices integrated with control, information, asset management, or safety systems.”

Previous recipients include MOL Danube (Hungary), Mitsubishi Chemical (Japan), PDVSA Petropiar (Venezuela), StatoilHydro (Norway), Sasol Solvents (South Africa), Clariant (Germany), and DuPont (USA).

HART Communication Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization that provides global support for the application of HART technology. The Foundation is the technology owner, standards setting body and central authority on the HART Communication Protocol, establishing and controlling new technology developments and enhancements that support the needs of the process automation industry. Founded in 1993, Foundation membership includes more than 240 companies worldwide.


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- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com

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