Industrial award: Could you be HART plant of the year?

Organization rewards effective, creative technology deployments.
By Control Engineering Staff March 20, 2008

Nominations for the 7th annual HART Plant of the Year Award are now being accepted by the HART Communication Foundation (HCF) . This global award is presented annually to recognize innovative use of HART communication in real-time industrial process plant applications.

Winners of the award are selected by the HCF, and traditionally become the focus of a feature article in Control Engineering . (Click to see winner articles for 2007 and 2006 .) Nominations are encouraged from all world areas and will be accepted through June 30. Nomination forms are available at www.hartcomm.org .

Nominations should include a description of how the plant is using the diagnostics and other intelligent capabilities of HART-enabled devices in real-time applications with plant control, safety and asset management systems to improve operations, lower costs and increase plant availability.

“We want to recognize the innovators around the world who have taken the capabilities of their HART instruments beyond configuration and calibration and have discovered new and better ways to use the HART technology already in their plants,” says HCF executive director Ron Helson.

The HART Plant of the Year winner receives an award plaque to display at its facility and special recognition at an international trade show. Information also appears in the Foundation’s HARTLine newsletter and on the HART website. An official award presentation is held at the plant site.

Previous award recipients include: StatoilHydro (Norway); BP Canada Energy (Alberta); Sasol Solvents (South Africa); BP Cooper River (South Carolina); Clariant (Germany); Detroit Water and Sewerage (Michigan); and DuPont (Mississippi).

—Peter Welander, process industries editor, PWelander@cfemedia.com ,
Process Instrumentation & Sensors Monthly

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