Emerson FieldQ rack & pinion fully integrated valve actuator and controls boast new capabilities
April 30, 2013 – Emerson Process Management has released what it calls cost-saving new diagnostic capabilities in its FieldQ rack & pinion fully integrated valve actuator and controls. They simplify daily work practices, says Emerson, with the release of FieldQ Foundation fieldbus v.3, with device diagnostic alarm management in a flexible modular package. The enhanced diagnostic alarm tools enable users to categorize and prioritize device alarms based on the criticality of the device and severity of the problem detected by the diagnostics. Alarm settings can be configured to alert appropriate plant personnel so they can take action without being distracted by irrelevant alarms. “Our device diagnostics can be tailored for maintenance and matched to predictive routines,” said Sue Ooi, vice-president, valve automation rack & pinion products, Emerson Process Management. The FieldQ product modularity further extends efficiency by offering plug-n-play modules for many requirements, including explosion-proof and intrinsically safe capabilities, as well as bus communication options.