Flowserve Extends Standardized Device Management via First Certified Flow Control Software Driver Based on FDT DTM 3.0

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ByChantal Polsonetti
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FDT Group, an international, non-profit industry association supporting the evolution of FDT technology for industrial device management, announced certification of the first product that supports its latest Device Specific DTM.  The FDT Device Type 


Manager (FDT DTM) contains application software that defines all the parameters and capabilities included in an automation device.  The new FDT DTM 3.0 certified Logix 3820 Series from Flowserve Corporation is based on the latest standard for the HART protocol and is deployable using their HART positioners.

This new FDT DTM is designed to meet modern use case challenges that extend standardized device management for valve control to mobile solutions and other higher-level applications using OPC UA, enabling service-oriented maintenance scenarios.  FDT 3.0 DTMs are used to unlock universal device integration with advantages such as platform independence, support for mobility solutions, and a contemporary development environment that reduces costs and expedites the DTM certification process. Users can use secure and seamless data exchange/interrogation from the sensor to the cloud and achieve new levels of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) integration.

FDT DTM certification to the FDT 3.0 specification and webUI is a process whereby rigorous compliance testing using dtmINSPECTOR5 ensures the viability of the states of the DTM; its correct installation, de-installation, and multi-user environment capability; mandatory and optional user interface functionality and robustness; network scanning communication performance and the ability to import and export the topology; and the audit trail capability.


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