FDI Device Packages are required for new product registrations beginning 30 December 2020. This policy was further updated on 28 October 2020 and new exemptions may apply. Please review the Acceptance Criteria in the FDI Device Package article for more details [link].
FieldComm Group Product Registration Policy PD10026 governs the overall process. Each Technology includes additional requirements for registration, these details are found in the respective Registration Policy documents.
Registration Kits are supplied as file downloads when a new ticket is opened requesting a Product Registration. The Registration Kits include the product specific registration policy document.
Linking Device Registration Process (See PD30524) see Product Registration Policy PD10026
HART EDD Registration Procedure (PD20018) coming soon!
What Products Must Be Tested and Registered with FieldComm Group?
All products claiming HART or FOUNDATION Fieldbus Compliance:, such as:
- Field Devices
- HART Modems
- Host Applications
- FOUNDATION Fieldbus Power Supplies, Cables, Couplers
- Device Support Files (DD/CFF, EDD, FDI Device Packages)
All HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus enabled products need to be registered
- More rigorous process
- FieldComm Group auditing of test results
- FieldComm Group Conformance Testing Services available
- Visible registration – Certificate, Registration Mark, Registered Product Catalog listing
Technology specific Test Specifications are available for members to download.
Technology specific Test Tools are available for purchase. FieldComm Group highly recommends maintaining your products via the Product Service Program. Manufacturers must perform the tests using the latest release version of the tools and certify the results. A manufacturer may elect to contract with the FieldComm Group to perform the verification tests for additional fees.
To begin a test campaign for your product, open a new ticket and select "Product Registration" then specify the technology of the product. A short description is included with the ticket, please use this space to describe the product model and revision. Our support portal will send a summary of the steps for the test campaign. A method of payment is required to reserve a test date at any FieldComm Group facility. All testing is scheduled in advance.
Registration is the result of a successful test campaign. Test campaigns vary in duration depending upon the technology implemented. All test campaigns are scheduled in advance by opening a ticket to request a Product Registration.
Once a test campaign is scheduled, the estimated completion date is provided via the ticket. If there are issues with the submission or the product this will affect the completion time and may result in the current test campaign being closed and a new campaign being opened (see FCG.PD100026 above).
Here are some examples of average test campaign time frames:
- H1 Field Device: 2 weeks
- HART Field Device: 6 weeks
- WirelessHART Field Device: 8 weeks
- Device Support Files: 4 weeks