A new white paper highlighting the use of the ROUTE-MASTER Fieldbus System from MooreHawke - a division of Moore Industries-International, Inc. - in Intrinsically-Safe (I.S.) applications for Yokogawa Control Systems is now available for download. The paper addresses FISCO or Entity devices located in Class I, Division 1 or Zone 0/1 locations. ROUTE-MASTER is an effective option with Yokogawa hosts to
power I.S. fieldbus segments.
The ROUTE-MASTER system has a patented "split architecture" giving each segment the availability of two trunks at 350mA - the highest segment current to any I.S. FOUNDATION fieldbus or PROFIBUS PA system. This allows up to 16 fieldbus devices to be powered by each trunk. Special plug-to-plug connections designed for Yokogawa host systems allow for reduced wiring and easier commissioning. The ROUTE-MASTER device couplers have I.S. rated spur connections that allow technicians to perform live work in hazardous areas including Zone 0 IIC or Class I Div 1 Groups ABCD.
The "Intrinsically-Safe Fieldbus Applications for Yokogawa Control Systems" white paper gives end users a clear understanding of the competitive advantages of the ROUTE-MASTER system and provides useful installation information and real-world examples of its use in I.S. applications.