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FOUNDATION Fieldbus Applications

With the high cost of downtime in industrial applications, particularly in remote locations, investing in cable with proven performance and reliability can significantly reduce the likelihood of system failure. FOUNDATION Fieldbus is the dominant industrial network for:

  • Oil and gas markets
  • Petrochemical industries
  • Batch and process applications
FOUNDATION Fieldbus Product Specificaions

Belden offers a complete solution of Fieldbus cables, including 100 ohm shielded twisted pair cables designed for compliance with the Foundation Fieldbus standard, IEC 61158-2 (ISA/SP-50), and several options are available:

Standard Foundation Fieldbus: Belden 3076F (Type A), Belden 3077F (Type B)

Multi-pair constructions available: 2, 5, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 and 50 pairs

Shielding options: foil/braid shield available for 18, 16, and 14 AWG designs

Armoring options: continuous or interlock

Additional jacket options: CPE and LSZH available

High speed constructions available

FOUNDATION Fieldbus Benefits

Belden Fieldbus cables are engineered for optimal electrical and physical performance and designed to withstand even the destructive effects of:

Temperature extremes


Oil & dust

UV radiation

Network Protocol Definition

Network Protocol Definition – Developer FieldComm (formerly Fieldbus Foundation)

Type of Architecture – Multiple chip & product vendors

Interconnections/Nodes – 240 nodes/segment

Network Topology – Star, Bus

Distance – 1,900 m

Data Size – 128 octets

Data Speed – 31.25 kbps

Communication Method – Client/Server, Publisher/Subscriber, Event Notification

Cabling Requirement – 100-Ohm Shielded Twisted Pair, Fiber


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