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A milestone in controllers

A milestone in controllers

Emerson Process Management has delivered 750,000th Fisher FIELDVUE digital valve controllers.

“This milestone is very meaningful to us because it means our digital valve controllers and services are helping thousands of customers globally improve their plant performance,” said Terry Buzbee, president of the Fisher division of Emerson Process Management. “We were first to introduce this loop powered digital valve controller technology, and it is great to see it give customers a competitive edge through better control and proactive, predictive maintenance.”

The digital valve controllers were introduced by Emerson in 1994 as part of ongoing Fisher valve technology development and innovation. They developed the microprocessor-based FIELDVUE instrument that enables users to monitor valve performance on-line, to collect and trend performance data over time, and to better predict or plan valve maintenance. It became a key component in their PlantWeb digital architecture to deliver savings of more than 30 percent of project costs and greater than 2 percent operations savings.

The controllers have been complemented with FOUNDATION fieldbus communications, advanced valve diagnostics, on-line performance diagnostics, and emergency shutdown digital valve controllers for Safety Instrumented System (SIS) applications. Their use has been expanded into the nuclear market by providing a nuclear certified version and a CSA approved DVC6000 instrument for use with natural gas.

“We are committed to delivering continued customer improvement through a combination of product quality, reliability, and award-winning solutions,” said Buzbee.

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