Baker Hughes announces the launch of the latest evolution in a long history of industry-leading digital valve positioners, the Masoneilan SVI3. Built upon a robust legacy platform, with billions of in-field installed operating hours, the SVI3 continues to leverage excellence of a proven design in both reliability and performance that has made it best in class. This next-generation platform takes a leap forward with advanced technology including on-device diagnostics, expanded data storage for on-device trend collection, and design modularity allowing performance upgrades through simple-to-add, snap-on modules.
The SVI platform, and its Masoneilan Valve Lifecycle Management (VLM) software, continue to be designed on open and neutral platforms that enable full integration with any valve OEM, digital positioner OEM, or DCS system. This has allowed us to monitor operations, detect wear of the valve, and predict failures using software such as Masoneilan Valve Aware. The new SVI3 now includes 19 NEW diagnostics for advanced and continuous monitoring of valve health while in operation, in addition to an increased storage capacity with over 1 year of memory to track performance trends on the device. These industry firsts provide users the ability to unlock historic diagnostic analysis to monitor events over time and set preventative alerts; even in cases where valves are not under an immediate and continuous monitoring contract.
Users have specified the SVI platform for decades because of its ease of use. With a single button ‘Smart Cal’, the device can be self-commissioned and tuned while the user walks away to manage other needs. Improved user interface and an easy to read screen help users unlock information without complexity.