Field Control Processor 280 | FCP280 DCS Control Processor

A system with the FCP280 and this software is called a Foxboro Evo Process Automation System. The fault-tolerant version of the FCP280 consists of twoprocessor modules. These modules are installed in adjacent FCP280 slots in a baseplate for high speed communication between the modules.

The Field Control Processor FCP280 is a distributed, optionally fault-tolerant, field-mounted controller that performs process control and alarming functions according to a user-defined control strategy.


  • Performs regulatory, logic, timing, and sequential control together with connected Fieldbus Modules (FBMs)
  • Performs data acquisition and alarm detection and notification
  • Supports up to 128 Compact or standard 200 Series FBMs, or up to 128 of a combination of 100 Series FBMs and 200 Series FBMs (with no more than 64 100 Series FBMs in this configuration) No Fieldbus Communication Module is required.
  • No Fieldbus Expansion Module is required for Expanded fieldbus support.
  • Supports self-hosting mode, which allows the FCP280 to boot itself with a valid control database even without its host workstation
  • Offers unique, patented, fault-tolerant operation using two control modules to greatly improve reliability relative to other process controllers
  • Offers on-line image upgrade (OLUG) of a faulttolerant FCP280 without shutting down the process
  • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) displays letterbug and real-time roles and statuses
  • Connects to The Mesh control network via standard fiber optic or copper 100 Mbps Ethernet cables

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Field Control Processor 280

EcoStruxure™ Foxboro DCS

Powerful, secure EcoStruxure™ Foxboro DCS field control processors (FCPs) boost operations and reliability.

  • Overview

    Field Control Processor 280 dependably performs regulatory, logic, timing and sequential control, as well as data acquisition, alarm detection and notification. Their patented, fault-tolerant design offers the highest availability plus nonstop operation.

    The FCP280 coexists with — and migrates from — the earliest generations of Foxboro automation platform hardware. The FCP280 provides twice the capacity and three times the performance of previous controllers — improving performance and cost-effectiveness in even the most demanding applications.

  • Features

    • Ensured cybersecurity — ISA EDSA certified
    • Online image upgrade (OLUG)- Accepts four PIO channels (four separate HDLC fieldbuses)
    • Plant-wide data integration
    • Rated for Class G3 harsh environments
    • CE-certified for field mounting in enclosures
  • Benefits

    • Secure design for protected operation
    • Lower cost of ownership with future-proof design
    • High performance, high accuracy, fast updates, ultra-high reliability for continuous operation
  • Applications

    • Refining and petrochemicals
    • Upstream and midstream oil and gas
    • Chemicals and specialty chemicals
    • Power generation
    • Metals, mining and minerals
    • Water and wastewater
    • Food and beverage
    • Life sciences and pharmaceuticals

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#FileDescriptionDate addedFile sizeDownloads
1 pdf Field Control Processor 280 (FCP280) FCP280 control CPU module
Field Control Processor 280
02/14/2019 23:241 MB60