Processing Magazine

Digital Valve Controllers Include FDT/DTM System Interface

April 21, 2011

Fisher® FIELDVUE digital valve controllers with HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus communications can now be integrated into any process control system that supports FDT/DTM technology. Using ValveLink DTM software, users can communicate with any FIELDVUE digital valve controller, to perform startup, commissioning and diagnostic activities. ValveLink software has been certified by the FDT Group for compliance with FDT standards. It has also been tested and certified for use with FDT compliant host system manufactures including Honeywell, Invensys and Yokogawa. FIELDVUE digital valve controllers have a long history of using the AMS ValveLink SNAP-ON to integrate into HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus host systems, such as Emerson’s DeltaV™ and Ovation digital automation systems. The addition of DTM support provides another avenue to continue to this strong integration tradition for FIELDFVUE instrument customers.