Bilfinger set-up testing facility for Fieldbus systems

11 July 2017

Realistic test conditions form a basic prerequisite for the successful development of Industry 4.0 applications for the process industry. This situation is to be redressed with a new testing facility in Frankfurt am Main, which Bilfinger will be installing and subsequently operating for Interessengemeinschaft Regelwerke Technik (IGR) e.V. Bilfinger Maintenance, the German national company responsible for industrial maintenance, will be utilizing its roughly 20 years of experience to set up testing facilities for fieldbus systems. The purpose of the project is to step up digitalization of the process industry. IGR promotes the further development of technical skills in planning, approving, installing, operating, servicing and disposing of the technology used at process and energy plants.

Bilfinger is designing the facility to ensure that test assemblies and processes can be modified flexibly to meet different requirements. With its capabilities in the maintenance of fieldbus equipment, Bilfinger is able to integrate the testing and simulation systems in such a way that realistic error conditions are achieved and can be reproduced.