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Foxboro Field Control Processor 280 FCP280

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

Series Name: Foxboro FCP280
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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.

  • 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
  • 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

Foxboro FCP280 Product Manual


Manual & Datasheet

#FileDescriptionDate addedAdded byFile sizeDownloads
1 pdf Field Control Processor 280 (FCP280) FCP280 control CPU module
Field Control Processor 280
02/14/2019 23:24admin1 MB76

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