Emerson Process Management has sold over 1 million Fisher FieldVue digital valve controllers worldwide. First introduced in 1994, FieldVue instruments are said to minimize or eliminate variability and maximize uptime.
Danny Nelson, vice president of instruments for the Fisher division, was a mechanical test engineer in the mid-1990s, supporting the new FieldVue instrument design. “From the early inception of the product, we focused on Fisher core product values—reliability and performance,” says Nelson. “Because the FieldVue instrument was the first communicating, loop-powered digital positioner, several new tests were developed to verify technologies deployed in the product. These were never done before in prior valve-mounted instrument products.”
FieldVue has received several industry awards and has 50 patents for its innovation and reliability. By 1999, the installed base of 100,000 FieldVue DVC5000 instruments had delivered 1 billion hours of run-time in process plant environments.
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