Valve Maintenance with FieldBus Digital Valve Controllers, 1436 - Emerson Course

Specific for:

Maintenance Technician Process Engineer Valve Engineer Operator - Control Valves Control System Engineer


This is a 4 days session. The first 2-days of the course will cover sliding stem and rotary valves and actuators. Topics will include valve and actuator setup, maintenance, repair and Troubleshooting.

The following 2 days are designed to teach technicians and engineers the basics of fieldbus DVC installation, configuration, calibration, and troubleshooting using 375/475 Handheld, Emerson Fieldbus Modem and the AMS ValveLink™ software.


Students who take this course will be able to:

  • Correctly perform installation procedures.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting.
  • Change valve trim, gaskets and packing.
  • Install and mount a digital valve controller onto a sliding or rotary stem actuator/valve.
  • Understand the basics of FieldBus technology et structure.
  • Execute ValveLink™ Diagnostic routines and create an instrument database.


  • Welcoming-Introduction.
  • Factory Visit (if possible).
  • Control Valve Terminology.
  • Globe Valves/Packing.
  • Actuators/§Bench Set.
  • Ball Valves; Butterfly Valves; Eccentric Disc.
  • Valve Characteristics.
  • Control Valve Noise and Cavitation.
  • Positioner Basics.
  • Fieldbus Overview.
  • DVC Installation and Mounting.
  • Modes and Status.
  • Configuration and Calibration with new 375/475 handheld.
  • Introduction to ValveLink™ Fieldbus Functionality.
  • ValveLink™ Setup Wizard / Detailed Setup.
  • Tuning.
  • Tag Management.
  • Pressure Control.
  • AMS ValveLink™ Diagnostics.
  • FIELDVUE™ Instrument Troubleshooting.
  • Review – Evaluation - Conclusion.


Basic familiarity with positioners–preferably DVC's and control valve basics will be useful.

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For this location the course is available On Virtual or Demand.

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