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Flowserve offers real-time remote process control with world’s first ISA100 Wireless™ enabled valve positioner

4/11/2016

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (12 April 2016) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced today that Flowserve has successfully achieved ISA100 Wireless certification for its PMV D3 Wireless Positioner.

The PMV D3 improves operational efficiency by allowing communication to and monitoring of process control/sensor equipment, wherever they are sited, but especially for remotely located valves. The PMV D3 increases the scope of operational awareness in the control room and in the plant when using ISA100 Wireless, which is currently unique in enabling true real-time control. Furthermore, this industry-leading technology reduces the installation and maintenance cost typical of extensive and expensive wiring and marshalling cabinets, while also eliminating operational risks resulting from damaged/ageing wires and corroding connectors.

The new PMV D3 is the first valve positioner on the market to use the IEC 62734 industrial wireless standard for modulating control and monitoring of valves. This industry-leading technology uses the ISA100 Wireless network protocol, enhancing safety via reliability and including features such as dual backbone routers, which provide redundant radio paths, and through user-configurable device behaviors.  Independently powered wireless signals protect against loss of signal or power from the plant.

The ISA100 Wireless™ certification provides assurance that the devices will interoperate in any ISA100 Wireless compliant network.  View the ISA100 Wireless certification here.

ISA100 Wireless™ is the only industrial wireless protocol standard to incorporate IPv6 directly as part of its network layer and transport layer. This gives ISA100 Wireless™ the advantage of seamless end-to end routing with “anything anywhere” effectively in a single environment.

“This certification demonstrates Flowserve’s continuing commitment to responding to customers’ concerns,” commented John Lenander, President of Flowserve Flow Control Operations. “The ISA100 Wireless™ technology enables us to deliver best-in-class solutions that address the customers’ need for managing valves remotely in real time.”

“Flowserve is an industry leader in flow control management, solutions and services,” remarked Andre Ristaino, Managing Director of ISA100 WCI. “The announcement of the ISA100 Wireless valve control device is an industry first.

About Flowserve
Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 55 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. Flowserve PMV Automation AB is a specialist manufacturer of switch boxes and valve positioners based in Solna, Sweden. Founded in 1939 as Palmstierna Mekaniska Verkstad AB, the PMV brand has become synonymous with technological innovation founded on solving customer requirements.

For further details on the PMV D3 positioner, please visit www.flowserve.com/PMVD3. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s website at www.flowserve.com.

About ISA100 Wireless™
ISA100 Wireless (IEC 62734) is an international, industrial wireless networking and communications standard engineered to serve the needs of process industries. With native IPv6 networking and object architecture, ISA100 Wireless extends the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to wireless.  End users can select ISA100 Wireless Compliant devices from a best-of-breed pool of suppliers with assurances of device interoperability. ISA100 Wireless enables automation engineers to quickly create, modify, optimize, and scale wireless networks that are open, interoperable, and reliable for their most critical applications. ISA100 Wireless is the first standard in the ISA100 family of open standards.

Built from the ground up and driven by user requirements, the ISA100 Wireless standard received formal ANSI approval in January 2012 and approval as IEC 62734 in September 2014.  ISA100 Wireless is the only IPv6, 6LowPAN industrial protocol designed for industrial automation.  ISA100 Wireless meets requirements of ETSI EN 300 328 v1.8.1 for coexistence with nearby 2.4 GHz radio devices.

About the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) is a non-profit industry organization that provides users and developers with market awareness, educational information, technical support, and compliance testing for the ISA100 family of standards. ISA100 WCI provides real-world feedback from the deployment of ISA100 Wireless devices and systems to ISA Standards Committees, fostering rapid refinement to the standards.

More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute can be found online at www.isa100wci.org.

The ISA100 Wireless and ISA100 Wireless Compliant are trademarks of ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute.  All other marks are trademarks of their respective companies.