This 3-day course is designed to teach technicians and engineers the basics of fieldbus DVC installation, configuration, calibration, and troubleshooting using 375/475 Handheld, National Instruments tools and the AMS ValveLink™ software.
The course begins with a review of the role and function of control valve positioners and proceeds through a series of hands-on exercises that require the student to disassemble, inspect, assemble, install, and commission a fieldbus DVC. Students will learn the basics of the fieldbus protocol, the role of function blocks, addressing, modes and status. Students will configure, calibrate, and commission devices using both NI tools and ValveLink™ software.
Hands-on exercises also teach students how to perform detailed setup routines and how to run and interpret various ValveLink™ diagnostics.
The class ends with a troubleshooting session that presents common problems and their solutions.
Basic familiarity with positioners–preferably DVC's and control valve basics will be useful.