New module extends benefits of FieldQ for control valves

Module expands scope, scalability of Emerson Process Management FieldQ range in conventionally wired applications.
By Control Engineering Staff March 26, 2009
FieldQ control module from Emerson
The addition of the conventionally wired version of the FieldQ control module expands the use of the‘fully integrated’ concept. Source: Emerson

A new control module from Emerson Process Management significantly expands the application scope and scalability of its FieldQ range of fully integrated pneumatic actuators and controls for on/off and modulating control valves. The module, for use in conventionally wired applications, allows FieldQ now to cover applications from simple switching to high-end busses with diagnostic capability.
“The addition of the conventionally wired version of the FieldQ control module expands the use of the‘fully integrated’ concept and enables our customers to use the same actuator family across all applications on their plant,” said John Hancill, marketing director for Emerson Valve Automation’s rack and pinion products. “Now plant managers have access to a truly interchangeable product for applications that have batch processes with multiple protocols at a single site.”
The new module for conventionally wired installations enables on/off control and provides all existing FieldQ benefits. The FieldQ integrated solution is suitable for both new and retrofit installations, and the plug-and-play control modules provide an easy upgrade path to a smart module, which features integrated local on/off controls and status/position LEDs or bus control, providing feedback and advanced diagnostics.
The modular design of FieldQ removes the need to specify and assemble individual components from multiple suppliers. It features patented, side-mounted controls and a star drive direct valve mounting capability. Its compact design enables easy installation into new or existing pipe work. Solenoids, switch boxes and coils are safely protected from corrosion in a housing is rated to IP65 and NEMA 4X. These elements are integrated with a breather and speed controller, eliminating the need for separate installation of the components.
The patented Intelligent Position Tracking (IPT) technology built into FieldQ, delivers cost-effective, reliable intelligence in final control applications using on/off valves. FieldQ is a core component of Emerson’s PlantWeb digital architecture.

Learn more about the FieldQ actuator at Emerson’s Online Video Center .

– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
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