Digital Valve Controller

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Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology, November 2023, Volume 47, Issue 11
Pages: 10

Fisher FIELDVUE DVC7K combines patented technology with real-time analytics to provide real-time awareness of valve health.

Emerson’s Fisher FIELDVUE DVC7K Digital Valve Controller is a new digital valve controller featuring Emerson’s Advice at the Device technology. Digital valve controllers are accessories for control and on-off valves are used to provide local analysis of valve data and digital communications with host systems, as well as other features. These features improve uptime by alerting personnel to developing problems, reducing maintenance costs by providing information required for proactive rather than reactive maintenance, and cutting troubleshooting time in the event of an issue by providing recommended corrective actions.

The DVC7K ‘s Advice at the Device technology contains embedded computing and real-time analytics that convert raw data into information with Bluetooth capability. This allows maintenance personnel to receive data via their phone, tablet, or computer wirelessly without having to be in a control room at the plant location. Information can be accessed wirelessly from one or more digital valve controllers from up to 30 ft, and the local user interface displays detailed information via LEDs.