Industrial communication networks – Fieldbus specifications – Part 5-23: Application layer service definition – Type 23 elements
|Publication Date:||1 August 2014|
|ICS Code (Networking):||35.110|
|ICS Code (Application layer):||35.100.70|
|ICS Code (Industrial process measurement and control):||25.040.40|
The fieldbus Application Layer (FAL) provides user programs with a means to access the fieldbus communication environment. In this respect, the FAL can be viewed as a "window between corresponding application programs."
This standard provides common elements for basic time-critical and non-time-critical messaging communications between application programs in an automation environment and material specific to Type 12 fieldbus. The term "time-critical" is used to represent the presence of a time-window, within which one or more specified actions are required to be completed with some defined level of certainty. Failure to complete specified actions within the time window risks failure of the applications requesting the actions, with attendant risk to equipment, plant and possibly human life.