Foxboro I/A 100 Series Fieldbus Module FBM


Since its inception in 1987, the Foxboro® I/A Series® system has kept a Continuously
Current promise to its users – as technology and your needs evolve so will your
I/A Series system. Today, the I/A Series system is continuously infused with the
latest technologies, and committed to maintaining interoperability with previous
generations. This assures easy upgrades and significantly reduces total cost of
ownership. Modernizations can often be high cost, high risk projects with significant
impact to production – serious factors that users can’t afford in today’s economy. The
100 Series FBM Upgrade program is another example of the Invensys Continuously
Current philosophy, providing a cost-effective upgrade path to the I/A Series
system’s latest fieldbus modules – the 200 Series FBM product line.

Foxboro I/A 100 Series

A Simple Approach that Preserves your Existing Investment:FOXBORO I/A 100
The Foxboro 100 Series FBM Upgrade
solution enables you to upgrade to the latest
technology while minimizing the cost, risk and
process impact typical of system upgrades.
Our approach significantly reduces downtime
by preserving your existing infrastructure
and field wiring. Your intellectual property is
protected with the reuse of process displays
and control configuration.
100 Series FBM Upgrade Solution provides:
• Minimum Downtime − reduced to hours
vs. weeks
• 40% Cost Savings − No rewiring necessary
• Minimal Configuration Efforts − retain 99%
control blocks, 100% process graphics
• Foxboro Expertise − in-house know-how of
service, delivery & engineering teams

Fast and easy installation
We’ve designed new 200 Series FBM rack-mounted inserts to plug-in directly to your existing 100 Series cells. Field wiring is retained and communicates to the 200 Series FBMs via new Termination
Assembly Adapters (TAAs) and your existing nosecones. Much of your existing infrastructure is retained,including field wiring, with no extra footprint needed.
Hardware conversion in a few, simple steps:
1. Disconnect Nosecones from FBMs
2. Remove 100 Series FBMs
3. Disconnect and Remove 100 Series FBM Mounting structures
4. Insert new 200 Series FBM rack mounted inserts into same location
5. Plug in standard 200 Series FBMs
6. Plug-in Term Assembly Adapters (TAAs)
7. Replace Nosecones

Improved performance and lifecycle management
The 100 Series FBM product line has served as a reliable and
rugged I/O sub-system to the I/A Series installed base for over 30
years. While we continue to support our 100 Series FBM users,
the 200 Series FBM product line is our preferred I/O subsystem,
featuring a longer product lifecycle and offering greater
capabilities than its 100 Series FBM predecessor. As an I/A Series
user, the 100 Series FBM upgrade approach provides you with
a cost-effective path to our latest technology to improve your
Take advantage of the latest I/A Series system has to offer you:FOXBORO I/A 100
• 200 Series FBMs − improved diagnostics, predictive maintenance capabilities and increased
• 1 GB self-healing Mesh Network − increased performance, capacity, and availability
• Faster, more powerful and fault-tolerant Controllers − triple the block processing speeds, twice the
• Cyber Secure enhanced system − protection against cyber security vulnerabilities and compliance
with industry standards (NERC, FERC, CIP)
• InFusion™ Enterprise Control − with the latest I/A Series system platform, take advantage of
complete integration of your enterprise for better business decisions and improved profitability
In addition to our fast and easy plug-in approach, Invensys offers innovative discounts and flexible
funding options for our upgrade customers through Customer FIRST and Performance Advantage
Programs. Call your service or sales representative today to discuss your upgrade plan.

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