Sizing

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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
How to Use this Manual System Requirements Installing FIRSTVUE™ Removing FIRSTVUE™ Opening FIRSTVUE™ Closing FIRSTVUE™ and Saving Your Work

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CHAPTER 2: FIRSTVUE™ OVERVIEW
Header Tab Item List Tab Sizing Tab Pull Down Menus Shortcuts and Hints Program Overview Diagram

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CHAPTER 3: SIZING AND SELECTION USING FIRSTVUETM
Sizing a Valve Entering and Selecting Process Conditions Using the Quick Valve Sizing Screen Using the Schematic Sizing Screen Using the Spreadsheet Sizing Dialog Box Setting Sizing Preferences Viewing Warnings Viewing a Table of Noise versus Flow

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Selecting a Control Valve Sizing an Actuator Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing Rotary Actuator Sizing Checking the Stroking Speed of an Actuator Sizing Monitors Inserting Sizing Notes

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CHAPTER 4: PROJECT MANAGEMENT USING FIRSTVUETM
Creating a New Project Adding, Changing, and Deleting User Information Filling in Project Information Changing “Supplied to You By” Information Opening an Existing Project Modeling a New Project on an Existing Project Working with Items Adding a New Item Copying an Item: Finding an Item Deleting an Item Adding, Changing, and Deleting Item Tags Adding Project Notes

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CHAPTER 5: IMPORT/EXPORT CAPABILITIES OF FIRSTVUETM
Using .MDB File Formats Importing and Exporting .FFV File Formats To save a project in .FFV format: Importing and Exporting .BSV File Formats Importing and Exporting ISA File Formats Importing an ISA Specification File: Exporting an ISA Specification File: Creating or Editing an ISA Mapping File: Exporting Dimensional Data

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CHAPTER 6: CREATING SPECIFICATION SHEETS AND REPORTS
Creating a Spec Sheet

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How to Use this Manual

Printing Spec Sheets and Reports FIRSTVUE™ Reports Examples Summary Report Sizing Calculation Report Fisher Spec Sheet ISA Spec Sheet Diffuser Spec Sheet

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CHAPTER 7: ADDITIONAL HELP RESOURCES
Getting Help for the Active Screen or Field Getting Help for a Selected Topic Using Hypertext Links Accessing On-line Data Tables Accessing Express Help

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and monitor sizing. 4 . but will not support Import ISA File. Most Windows users will find the information in this manual all they need to use the program. you should have a personal computer 486 DX or higher. Memory requirements are 8 Megabytes of RAM and 30 Megabytes of hard drive space.Chapter 1: Getting Started Welcome to the FIRSTVUE™ application from Fisher-Rosemount. actuator. tasks. You will find additional information in the on-line Help contained in the program. Useful tips are also provided. and opening and saving files. This manual assumes that you are familiar with your computer and performing basic Windows tasks. and Edit ISA Map File commands found under the pull-down File menu.11. and screens. It contains the following sections: • • • • • • How to Use this Manual System Requirements Installing FIRSTVUE™ Removing FIRSTVUE™ Opening FIRSTVUE™ Closing FIRSTVUE™ and Saving Your Work How to Use this Manual This manual contains an overview of FIRSTVUE™ functions. such as using a mouse. Export ISA File. please consult your Windows documentation. FIRSTVUE™ is able to run on Windows 3. If you need help with any of these tasks. selecting menu commands. System Requirements To run FIRSTVUE™. Additional help is available in FIRSTVUE™’s extensive on-line Help system. FIRSTVUE™ provides complete control valve. FIRSTVUE™ is fully compatible with Windows 95 and 97. and enables complete process equipment selection and specification sheet generation. This User’s Guide describes the tasks you can perform with FIRSTVUE™ and gives an overview of the program’s main functions and screens. This chapter provides instructions for installing FIRSTVUE™ and using the manual.

Click the Yes button to save your work. The following dialog box appears: 2. In the command line. or B:SETUP (if you put the disk in drive B). we suggest making a backup copy of your FIRSTVUE™ disks. 4. Move the mouse to highlight the FIRSTVUE™ program. 2. Removing FIRSTVUE™ To remove FIRSTVUE™: 1. if necessary. 3. 2. Choose Run from File Manager’s File Menu or Windows 95 Start button. Closing FIRSTVUE™ and Saving Your Work To close FIRSTVUE™ and save your work: 1. Select the Start button on the Windows 95 or 97 workspace. Opening FIRSTVUE™ To open FIRSTVUE™: 1. Another method of removing FIRSTVUE™ is deleting the program folder from My Computer in a Windows 95 or Windows 3. and using your copies for installation. Select Uninstall. 2. 3. type: A:SETUP (if you put the setup disk in drive A). 5. 3. Follow the instructions on your screen to uninstall FIRSTVUE™. Insert the first setup disk in floppy drive A or B.Installing FIRSTVUE™ Installing FIRSTVUE™ Before you begin. storing the original disks in a safe place. 4.LOG file on your hard drive.11 operating system environment. 4. FIRSTVUE™ will launch and automatically take you to the header tab to begin working in the software. You can view a complete history of files placed during installation in the INSTALL. Follow the instructions on your screen to complete installation. Select the FIRSTVUE™ program from your Windows 95 Start button. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 5 . 5. The installer places FIRSTVUE™ in the FIRSTVUE™ directory on your C drive and installs MS DLLs into your Windows System Directory. Select Programs. Start Windows and File Manager. Select Exit from the File Menu. To install FIRSTVUE™: 1. Select the FIRSTVUE™ program item by depressing the left mouse button.

FIRSTVUE™ software provides customers complete control valve. This section provides a brief roadmap to the capabilities of the software and useful field definitions to increase understanding of the software. and monitor sizing. actuator.Chapter 2: FIRSTVUE™ Overview Welcome to the FIRSTVUE™ application from Fisher-Rosemount. This chapter will outline the basic functionality of FIRSTVUE™ and provide an overview of the data and capabilities of the software. as well as project management capability by enabling complete process equipment selection and specification sheet generation. It contains the following sections: • • • • • Header Tab Item List Tab Sizing Tab Pull Down Menus Program Overview Diagram 6 .

in number format set by Windows display preferences.Header Tab Header Tab The header tab is the first screen visible upon launching the software package. From this screen projects and specific plant locations can be identified by tag number. and specific information about the plant area or project in question. Revision 00 is selected when the program opened. Opens an existing project by querying all project files of a certain name. PROJECT1. revision number or between specific dates. MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY Creates a new project by name given in Project field. Name of particular project or plant area Revision number of the project in question Today’s date. Information provided for the header tab will also be included on the reports generated by FIRSTVUE™. This screen provides basic information about the user. Specific fields contained in this screen are as follows: Project Information Field Definitions Project Rev Date Create New Open Existing Description FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide FIRSTVUE™ categorizes all sizing and selection activity into projects for manageability. their location. Brief description of project. 35 characters in length 7 . By default.

respectively. This can take a while if you have many items in your project. They are not tied to a specific item number. User’s phone number User’s fax number Name Company Loc Phone Fax 8 . Saves the project to the Microsoft Access (. but are visible from any item. A free-form text note. Cancels changes made before a save is done. questions for specific tag numbers. these are useful for noting issues. It will not cancel changes made after the Save command is executed. Name Loc Phone Fax E-mail Add/Edit User The Add/Edit User section allows the customer to include their name for reference on sizing and selection information and can be updated accordingly. see Chapter 4: Project Management using FIRSTVUE™. For specific information on this. such as city. Representative location/address. Will ask for specific project to query to copy item from. Representative e-mail address. User first and last name Company user works for Location of company.MDB) database file.INI file. both the logo and the data can be modified by accessing the FIRSTVUE™ directory or the FIRSTVUE. Representative phone number. Notes Save Cancel Supplied to You By The Supplied to You By data will typically already be filled in when you receive your software from your local representative.Chapter 2: FIRSTVUE™ Overview User Name Copy Item Pull-down selection of users that have been added to FIRSTVUE™. Representative fax number. Representative name. Information used for reports Allows copying one item from one project to another project. state. If needed. and progress in project related work.

Header Tab E-mail Delete Update Add User’s e-mail address Deletes the selected user from the list of FIRSTVUE™ user names Update user information to reflect changes in phone. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 9 . location. etc. Add a new user to the list of user names.

Chapter 2: FIRSTVUE™ Overview Item List Tab The item list tab is used when large projects are being handled by FIRSTVUE™. the project can be sorted by item or tag number. 10 . In this view. size and model information found in the description is displayed for each tag or item number. When the See Compnt (Component) box is selected.

Status of each individual item. used for control system identification. Tags can also be updated. Ext Price Total Add Delete FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 11 . Quote Status Changes all items to reflect changes in quote status. The type of specification sheet required for the item. The number of European delivery days Unit of time for delivery. Sort by Item/Tag Changes view to either alpha-numerically by item number to alpha-numerically by tag. days. Sums the total price for the project based on information received from your local Fisher representative by exchanging . Useful for identifying tag numbers that are identical valves. Default is open. such as open to won.FFV files. Shows size and model information from the description. etc. won. Tag Displays an option box to allow adding tag numbers to a particular item. Deletes a selected item from the item list. See Compnt When selected. deleted or added with this selection. Used when more than one valve has identical process conditions. shows the first component of each item. as well as maintenance records. Quantity desired for that particular item number. Useful for comparing choices for a particular selection. User assigned tag number. may include actuator. Adds another item to the item list. such as hours. Alternate item number for a specific unit. lost. Brief description of valve selected. weeks or months. Useful to identify a particular valve if the tag number is unknown.Item List Tab Item Information Field Definitions Item No Alt Tag Item Description Qty Day Delivery Spec Item number as assigned by program in sequential order. or cancelled. either open.

12 .Chapter 2: FIRSTVUE™ Overview Copy Cancel Copies an item from another project. Information generated by a user can be easily transferred to your local Fisher representative by saving the file using the Save As .FFV option. Reverts order status and tags back to original values when tag was entered. This electronic transferal of data allows your Fisher representative the ability to review all sizing and provide the user with a quotation based on the information provided.

42 (Fisher Sizing Program) files only. Sizing information can be displayed in spreadsheet mode or as one condition results. It does not allow for specification 13 FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide . actuators. as well as specific cases. Initial sizing estimates. Actuator model number selected to provide necessary shut off and actuation force Specific size of actuator model selected Specific spring needed to provide actuation forces in spring and diaphragm actuators Allows import of sizing information of FSP 1. The Sizing Tab appears as follows: Condition Summary Field Definitions Valve Type Actuator Actuator Size Spring Import FSP file Valve type model number selected based on flow and pressure class requirements. and monitors. called Quick Sizing is possible.Sizing Tab Sizing Tab FIRSTVUE™ offers a complete sizing engine for control valves.

Selects up to four process conditions for viewing in the spreadsheet mode. Press Warnings button to display any warnings present. etc will be displayed as a Y if warnings are present. density. length. The user can select between viewing all Cv data. flashing. torque and atmospheric pressure. Sizing information for Fisher control valves are displayed for the selected process conditions. Flow coefficient calculated for each process condition to pass required amount of fluid. up to ten maximum. mass (gas). spring rate. force. gas flow. cavitation. Fluid information of liquids and ideal gas based on published critical pressure. updated in the condition maintenance selection. Select All Deselect All Sizing Config Flow Coeffs Condition Maintenance New Rename Copy Delete Clear Allows addition of another flow coefficient. Allows selection of units of measure for pressure. Noise estimate of fluid flow. Copies process conditions from one condition to another. Condition Flow Coefficient Valve LpA Warnings Up to ten conditions are possible. 14 . ideal gas or vapor. area. or monitor sizing information. Renames highlighted condition to another name. velocity. such as noise. Useful to identify range of flow coefficients required to pass flow. temperature. pertains to gas sizing only. liquid flow. or just those that pertain to the flow coefficients calculated. Deletes the highlighted process condition. Clears either all information for highlighted conditions or just valve.42. Choices can also be made to have either all English or Metric conventions. viscosity. Sizing Views Quick Basic sizing for liquids. Warnings issued by the sizing program to identify areas of concern. Removes selection of all process conditions to allow for specific condition viewing in spreadsheet mode. vapor pressure and specific gravity. actuator. vapor flow.Chapter 2: FIRSTVUE™ Overview sheet input from FSP 1.

Calculates fill and relief times associated with actuator selected. Specification sheet generated upon request based on the default spec selection. and can also select actuators automatically if needed. either ISA or Fisher based. Calculates forces required.S. Contains list of tags and item numbers. A monitor configuration. Schematic Rotary Act S. used for control system identification. A tabular view of flow and corresponding noise level predictions. This view is useful in sizing diffusers or other methods of controlling noise due to process flow. User assigned tag number. Further selections can be made to reflect sliding stem. Useful to identify flow range required. essentially two regulators piped in various configurations. Act Speed Monitor LpA vs Q Warnings Item Specific Information Item Qty Combo box Tag Spec Sheet Item number as assigned by program in sequential order. flow and fluid information schematically. as well as how changes in process conditions affect valve performance and requirements. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 15 . rotary. Quantity requested for the particular item. Calculates torque based on actuator orientation and preferences. regulator.Sizing Tab Spreadsheet Displays sizing information in spreadsheet format for highlighted process conditions. A summary of all warnings associated with the process conditions highlighted. as well as maintenance records. and diffuser choices. Calculates flow rates required for proper monitor operation. Sizes sliding stem actuator to match selected control valve. provides downstream overpressure protection by controlling intermediate pressure between the two regulators. A visual method of valve sizing showing pressure drop. May be alpha-numeric and can be modified in this field. Sizing of rotary actuator based on valve selected on same screen. Uses same sizing methodology as the quick sizing approach. Identifies if quick release valves and other accessories are needed to provide fail-safe operation.

FFV (First First Vue) format to allow for electronic quotation with local Fisher representative or saving data to a network. The tag number must be modified before the OK portion of the command is enabled. Opens a new project.MDB TM database for use by FIRSTVUE or Microsoft Access or Excel applications. depending on user preference. as well as jumping from one project to another via the Window option. Free form note field for actuator. Calculates regulator flow requirements in a tabular format. valve sizing or stroking speed information. Only used the first time that a spec sheet is entered for an item. Cutting. Deletes the selected item and requires confirmation of the deletion.FFV (First First Vue) file format. Adds an additional item to the project to the end of the project. Saves project information to FIRSTVUE. Opens . Existing project can be accessed by using the query button. Allows user to open a project from the database. Enables copying of flow sizing and selection data to another item in the same project.Chapter 2: FIRSTVUE™ Overview Default Spec (ISA/Fisher) Provides either an ISA or Fisher specification sheet. New Project Open (Database) Save to Database Open FFV File Save to FFV File 16 . pasting and copying is possible within FIRSTVUE™. File New (Model On) Models a new project on a project in the database. Returns screen information to information present when the sizing tab was first selected. Saves project in . Add Item Delete Item Regulator Copy Tag Notes Cancel Pull Down Menus FIRSTVUE™ offers traditional Windows functionality by means of pull-down menus accessible throughout all tabs and views as well as icons visible from every screen.

BSV (Bar separated value) file TM formats from Intergraph’s IDM software. paper orientation. Toggles status bar. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 17 . and custom headers and footers for all or specific item numbers.BSV (Bar separated value) file TM formats to Intergraph’s IDM software. Copy data. such as printer selection. Deletes data. Basic print setup information. Exits FIRSTVUE™ software package. for moving purposes <Ctrl X>. and paper location. such as summary. Tabs Header Item List Sizing Project header information <Ctrl 1>. or use shortcut <Ctrl C>. Toggles tab bar. Paste data. print warnings. View Tool bars Status bar Tab bar Toggles tool bar. Allows importation of . Allows export of .Pull Down Menus Delete from Database Close Project Import ISA File Export ISA File Edit ISA Map File Reports Allows deletion of project from database. Allows additional report options. Sizing information by item or tag number <Ctrl 3>. or use shortcut <Ctrl V>. Print Setup Exit Edit Cancel Changes Cut Copy Paste Delete Context specific cancellation of changes. default printer. Edits field ordering for ease of import/export flexibility. Closes current project and prompts for saving changes. sizing calculations. Cut data. Detailed information by item or tag number <Ctrl 2>.

For example. Allows keyword searches for specific topics. go to the Sizing Config. Notes are very useful to expand on explanation of product. if flow rate is provided. such as toggling between pipe size and schedule and pipe diameter and thickness information. 18 . as well as copyright information. hit <Ctrl C>. Another hint that makes the sizing program easier to use is the use of the caret and yellow highlighted fields visible on the spreadsheet sizing view. Use extreme caution when changing Atmospheric Pressure when sizing data has already been entered on one or more items. This process must be done on an item by item basis. Help Content Search Using Help About FIRSTVUE TM Hypertext links to specific FIRSTVUE™ topics of interest. To not lose sizing data. The yellow highlighting denotes fields that are calculated. location. change the Atmospheric Pressure. This copying and re-pasting of spreadsheet information will enable atmospheric pressure changes without having to re-key all valve related information. Of particular note is the use of <Ctrl C> pushed simultaneously to copy and <Ctrl V> to paste. The Import FSP button on the Sizing Tab only imports sizing data. When the caret appears. needs. etc. Provides help on Windows specific information Provides software version number. Cv can be calculated. that indicates a field that can be changed from user supplied to calculated or system supplied information. All sizing data can be lost if care is not taken in this area. Shortcuts and Hints Several shortcuts exist that can improve the efficiency of a user. a single click on a field can change the parameters associated with that value. go to the sizing spreadsheet and hit <Ctrl V>. and press OK. highlight the entire spreadsheet. Otherwise. you risk losing all calculated data due to the change in atmospheric pressure. Also.Chapter 2: FIRSTVUE™ Overview Window Allows selection between open project files. not specification data from FSP 1.42.

Program Overview Diagram Program Overview Diagram The map of the FIRSTVUE™ sizing program is as follows: FIRSTVUE™ Program Header Screen Project Description Add/Edit User Add/Delete/Copy Item Item List Tab Item Tags Item Tags Condition Maintenance Reports and Spec Sheets Add/Delete/Copy Item Sizing Tab Copy Tag Flow Coefficients Sizing Configuration Import FSP FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 19 .

depending on the amount of information you have and the level of detailed calculations you need. you saw an overview of the FIRSTVUE™ software. Selection of products and inserting sizing notes will also be covered. This chapter contains the following sections: • Sizing a Valve  Entering and Selecting Process Conditions  Using the Quick Valve Sizing Screen  Using the Schematic Sizing Screen  Using the Spreadsheet Sizing Dialog Box • • Selecting calculated fields Changing default field data • • • • • Setting Sizing preferences Viewing Warnings Viewing a Table of Noise versus Flow Selecting a Control Valve Sizing an Actuator  Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing  Rotary Actuator Sizing • • • Checking the Stroking Speed of an Actuator Sizing Monitors Inserting Sizing Notes Sizing a Valve FIRSTVUE™ gives you several options for sizing a valve. actuators and monitors. In this chapter. you will begin to use the powerful sizing engine contained within FIRSTVUE™ for sizing valves. It consists of the following sections: • Entering and Selecting Process Conditions 20 .Chapter 3: Sizing and Selection Using FIRSTVUE™ In the last chapter. This section contains instructions for using the main sizing screens or options for valve sizing.

Select one or more sets of process conditions. To display the Sizing Screen. Here is an example of the Sizing Screen: The Sizing Screen lets you select sets of process conditions. and then navigate to other screens on which you enter data for each set of conditions. When done entering data on other screens and dialogs. enter or select the item. To fill in the Sizing Screen: 1. Once you select the item. In the Item#:Tag1 field. click the Sizing Tab. To name and select sets of process conditions.Sizing a Valve • • • Using the Quick Valve Sizing Screen Using the Schematic Sizing Screen Using the Spreadsheet Sizing Dialog Box Entering and Selecting Process Conditions FIRSTVUE™ lets you enter up to 10 sets of process conditions for each item. if not already selected. you use the Sizing Screen. the screen displays data previously entered for it. the results are calculated and then displayed on the Sizing Screen. 2. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 21 .

The following sections contain instructions for using the valve sizing screens. You can repeat this procedure for any number of process conditions. FIRSTVUE™ offers three screens used in sizing valves: • • • Quick Valve Sizing Screen—Lets you calculate the flow coefficient. 22 . Normal. and Other are the default condition names.Chapter 3: Sizing and Selection Using FIRSTVUE™ The spreadsheet area of the Condition Summary section displays process conditions you can select for your calculations. flow. Click a condition to select it or click the Select All or Deselect All buttons to select or deselect all conditions respectively. and then calculates and displays the flow coefficient for that condition. Maximum. Schematic Sizing Screen—Lets you calculate the outlet pressure. To display this screen. or flow coefficient for one condition. You can select up to 10 process conditions. the Sizing Views buttons along the right side of the screen become active. click the Quick button on the Sizing Screen. Spreadsheet Sizing Dialog Box—Lets you do detailed calculations for multiple conditions at one time. NOTE: You must select at least one condition to access other screens and dialogs. for one condition. or clear all conditions by clicking on the appropriate Condition Maintenance buttons. delete. Once you select a process condition. A condition is highlighted when it is selected. Using the Quick Valve Sizing Screen The Quick Valve Sizing Screen lets you enter basic information for one process condition. You can add a new condition. giving you access to other sizing screens. Minimum. copy. rename.

You can repeat this procedure for any number of process conditions. or Vapor. click the Calculate button. and selecting from the drop-down lists. 2. Select a fluid by clicking on the appropriate radio button: Liquid. and then calculates and displays your choice of the flow coefficient. flow. 4. Fill in the rest of the screen by typing the conditions in the appropriate fields.Sizing a Valve Here is an example of the Quick Valve Sizing Screen for liquids: To fill in the Quick Valve Sizing Screen: 1. Ideal Gas. When done. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 23 . 3. and valve specifications. The program then calculates and displays the results. Click the Close button to display the Sizing Screen. Using the Schematic Sizing Screen The Schematic Sizing Screen lets you enter information for one process condition. service conditions. If allowable pressure drop needs to be calculated. or outlet area. click the Schematic button on the Sizing Screen. the screen displays entry fields for the corresponding fluid properties. Once you select a fluid. leave the dP field blank and click Calculate. To display this screen.

click the radio button of the field you wish calculated: P2 (Outlet Pressure). and valve specifications. or Vapor. Ideal Gas. The program calculates and displays the results. To display this dialog.Chapter 3: Sizing and Selection Using FIRSTVUE™ Here is an example of the Schematic Sizing Screen for liquids: To fill in the Schematic Sizing Screen: 1. Select a calculation field. Once you select a fluid. click the Close button. Fill in the rest of the screen by typing the conditions in the appropriate fields and selecting from the drop-down lists. select one or more conditions and click the Spreadsheet button on the Sizing Screen. To display the Sizing Screen. 5. 24 . the screen displays entry fields for the corresponding fluid properties. click the Calculate button. service conditions. 2. When done. 4. Using the Spreadsheet Sizing Dialog Box The Spreadsheet Sizing Dialog Box lets you enter detailed data for one or more process conditions. or Cg or Cv (Flow Coefficient for Gas or Vapor). 3. Select a fluid by clicking the appropriate radio button: Liquid. Q (Flow). To do this.

Select the units of measurement for each field. You can select whether the program calculates Cv (Flow Coefficient). The second column is either blank. to calculate the dP. To fill in the dialog: 1. For example. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 25 . Once you select a fluid. 3. Select calculated fields by clicking in the second column of the appropriate fields to display the > symbol. click in the dP calculation column to display the > symbol and then enter the flow rate and flow coefficient in the Q and Cv fields. Q (Fluid Flow Rate). The TwoPhs VL radio button refers to vapor/liquid two-phase flow sizing. Calculated fields are also denoted by the yellow highlighting.Sizing a Valve Here is an example of the Spreadsheet Sizing Dialog Box for Liquid: The Spreadsheet Sizing Dialog Box lets you enter detailed information for the process conditions you selected on the Sizing Screen. Select a fluid by clicking the appropriate radio button on the left side of the screen. the screen displays entry and calculations fields for that fluid. 2. indicating the program calculates and displays the results in that field. if desired. or contains the > symbol. or dP (Valve Pressure Drop). indicating the field accepts entry. NOTE: The TwoPhs GL radio button refers to gas/liquid two-phase flow sizing.

click the Calculate button. The program recalculates and displays the accurate noise levels for the diffuser Cg. 26 . d. The Valve Incr. enter the highest diffuser Cg previously calculated. or steam calculations that require additional noise attenuation a. To fill in these fields. b. you must select them on the Sizing Screen and then return to the Spreadsheet Dialog Box. since a diffuser is a fixed device. Area field. Velocity section. NOTE: Downstream piping information can be toggled between Downs Pipe Size/Downs Pipe Sched to Downs Pipe O. The program calculates and displays the noise levels. For gas. if necessary. it can have only one Cg. 8. and then type data in the condition cells of the spreadsheet./Downs Pipe Thick by simply clicking the mouse on one of those fields. vapor. The program calculates and displays the results. To enter information for additional process conditions. To view a table of noise versus flow for a process condition. The program may show different diffuser Cgs required for different process conditions. select the Upstream Area and Downstream Areas valve sizes by selecting from the drop-down lists. Changing default field data is done by selecting from the drop-down lists to overwrite the defaults. Velocity section lets you predict noise of the valve with velocity higher than the standard guidelines allow. Click the Calculate button. In each cell of the Diffuser Cg row. 9. You can include the table of noise versus flow in your spec sheets. c. 6. depending on the field and fluid. Click the Calculate button. click the LpA vs Q button for that condition. Therefore. 4. To do this: i. Choose a diffuser for each set of conditions by selecting from the drop-down lists. When done entering conditions. iii. For assistance. contact your Fisher Salesperson. However. you need to recalculate using the highest diffuser Cg displayed.D. 7. NOTE: The Spreadsheet Dialog Box displays four process conditions at a time. To calculate velocity. in the Actual Outl. ii.Chapter 3: Sizing and Selection Using FIRSTVUE™ The third column of the dialog displays the default units of measurement for each field. Scroll down the Spreadsheet view until the diffuser information section is visible. Click the second (calculation) column of the Diffuser Cg row to remove the > symbol. The fourth through thirteenth columns contain entry fields for each process condition you selected on the Sizing Screen. type or select from drop-down lists. type the actual outlet area in each cell. Enter the process data. 5. In the Diffuser Incr.

Setting Sizing Preferences You can set defaults for the units of measurement displayed throughout FIRSTVUE™. type in the Atmospheric Pressure field. you use the Sizing Configuration Dialog Box. The Sizing Configuration Dialog Box allows you to reset the system defaults to units of measurement you use most frequently. click the Close button. NOTE: Changing the atmospheric pressure will clear any calculations made with the previous atmospheric value!! FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 27 . To change the atmospheric pressure. It offers the following options: • • • To change system defaults for individual fields. To change all the system defaults to English measurements. To change them to metric measurements. You can overwrite the default units of measurement on a field-byfield basis on any data entry screen. Here is an example of the Sizing Configuration Dialog Box: The Sizing Configuration Dialog Box displays the system defaults for units of measurement and atmospheric pressure. select from drop-down lists in each field. The Sizing Screen displays the results of your entries and calculations. click the All English button. To do this. and allows you to change the atmospheric pressure used in the program’s calculations. click the All Metric button.Setting Sizing Preferences To return to the Sizing Screen. click the Sizing Config button on the Sizing Screen. To display this dialog.

• • To erase your entries and revert to the previous system defaults. flashing. noise. When you click the OK button. To do this. go back to the spreadsheet and paste. click the LpA vs. This creates new defaults for the program. click the OK button. • Viewing Warnings FIRSTVUE™ issues warnings if a process condition exhibits cavitation. The program then displays a series of dialog boxes showing warnings for each process condition. excess velocity. and then calculate. Both methods display the table. To view warnings. click in the Save Units As User Default check box. Q Table. Then. click the Warnings button on the Sizing Screen. Q button on either the Sizing Screen or the Sizing Spreadsheet.Chapter 3: Sizing and Selection Using FIRSTVUE™ NOTE: To change the atmospheric pressure value for valves already sized without rekeying the process conditions. To save your entries. click the Default button. or other conditions requiring attention. using <Ctrl V>. The user can also select if the warnings issued by FIRSTVUE™ will be included on specification sheet reports. you use the LpA vs. 28 . You can still revert to the built-in system defaults by clicking on the Default button. To display this table. and print the table on your spec sheets. do the following: Highlight the specification sizing sheet data and use <Ctrl C> to copy it into the clipboard memory. To overwrite the built-in system defaults with your entries. change the atmospheric pressure. the Sizing Screen appears. Viewing a Table of Noise versus Flow You can view a table of noise versus flow for each process condition in your case.

Cv. Therefore. This table assumes a constant pressure drop and inlet pressure across the control valve and/or control valve + diffuser.Viewing a Table of Noise versus Flow Here is an example of the LpA vs. To return to the Sizing Tab. care should be taken to ensure correct noise abatement selections for all process conditions. Q Table: The LpA vs. Q Table displays a spreadsheet of noise. click the Print on Report button. and flow at different percentages of flow. or press <Escape>. This table is display only. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 29 . You must repeat this process for each condition you want the table to be printed on your spec sheet. To print the table for this condition on your spec sheet. either click on the “X” in the upper right hand corner of the LpA vs Q box.

Restricted trim sizes are shown in the blue shaded rows. To view only those control valves that meet your calculated flow requirements. type. You can view whole pages of the selected catalog. and flow coefficient. Full port valve flow coefficients are shown in the white rows. To find which control valves can pass the required calculated flow. you can select a valve size and type. click the Flow Coeff’s button on the Sizing Screen. select Hits Only. 30 .Chapter 3: Sizing and Selection Using FIRSTVUE™ Selecting a Control Valve Once you have determined the flow coefficient. The Flow Coefficient Catalog Dialog Box lets you view flow coefficients for control valves contained in Fisher Catalog 10 (Fisher standard equation) and Catalog 12 (ISA standard equation). To display this dialog. click on the Flow Coeff’s button on the Sizing Tab. or you can view just those selections that meet your criteria for valve style.

click the Inches or mm radio button in the Units box. You then double-click on a selection to show the second view of the screen. b. You can select any or all of them. When done. you double-click on it and then click the Select button. The second view lets you select a valve. Cs. 3. and/or Cg radio buttons in the Data Displayed box to select them. You can further modify your conditions as follows: a. To fill in the first (entry) view of the Flow Coefficient Catalog Dialog Box: 1. The first (entry) view lets you enter criteria for valve selection and displays a spreadsheet of selections based on your criteria. To specify whether measurements are shown in inches or millimeters. Select the catalog you wish to view by clicking the Fisher equation (Catalog 10 equivalent) or ISA equation (Catalog 12 equivalent) radio button in the Equation box. To specify the data displayed.Selecting a Control Valve The Flow Coefficient Catalog Dialog Box consists of two views. and view and print a graph of the valve’s flow coefficients. Fill in the Style and Type fields by selecting from the drop-down lists. which displays an actual catalog page. 2. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 31 . double-click a selection to display the second (catalog) view of the dialog box. To select a valve from the second (catalog) view. click the Cv.

Notes pertaining to valve construction and/or sizing. The Display box shows the catalog page for the conditions selected. 32 . click the Back button.. To reset the catalog display to show all port sizes. To display the first view of the dialog. trim style. also found in Catalogs 10 and 12. click Reset Catalog Display in the Calculated Flow box. you selected. NOTE: You can collapse the display to show only the valve and port size combinations that meet the selected process condition. The dialog displays the valve type. Select a process condition in the Calculated Flow box by clicking on it. lets you select a valve. You can change these attributes only on the first view of the Flow Coefficient Catalog Dialog Box. and lets you view and print a graph of the valve’s flow coefficients. double-click on a valve to select it. appear in the Notes box. click the Hits Only radio button. etc. To view a graph of flow coefficients for the selected valve. 2. travels. To use the Flow Coefficient Catalog Dialog Box: 1.Chapter 3: Sizing and Selection Using FIRSTVUE™ The second view of the Flow Coefficient Catalog Dialog Box displays the catalog page resulting from your valve criteria. You can scroll to view the full 10%-100% range of the valve characteristics. The bulletin number describing the valve appears just below this box. class. etc. and then click the Graph button. A process condition is highlighted when it is selected. To do this.

To select a valve.Selecting a Control Valve To print the resulting graph. double-click on it and then click the Select button. paste it into a word processor. You cannot print the graph directly from FIRSTVUE™. The Sizing Screen appears. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 33 . displaying the results of your selection. page layout. 3. you must copy it to your clipboard. or graphics application. and then print it.

fill in the Actuator Size and Spring fields from the drop-down lists. S. you use the Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing Screen. Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing To size a sliding stem actuator for your control valve. and based on that data. In Automatic sizing. select an actuator. 34 . which toggles between Automatic and Manual views. To display this screen.Chapter 3: Sizing and Selection Using FIRSTVUE™ Sizing an Actuator Sizing of both sliding stem and rotary actuators is possible with FIRSTVUE™. The program displays the Automatic view by default. In Manual sizing. click the S. To display the Manual view. you enter data. Act button on the Sizing Screen. click the Automatic button. You use Manual sizing when you have an actuator in mind and want to know if it meets your criteria. Then. you enter the actuator size and spring and the program calculates and displays the data based on your entry. Here is an example of the Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing Screen for a spring and diaphragm sliding stem actuator: The Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing Screen offers two ways to size: Automatic and Manual.

displaying a list of sliding stem actuators that meet your specifications. The Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing Screen appears. 4. and spring you selected. Spring & Piston. overwrite the appropriate fields with your exact data. The Bellows Dialog Box appears. 4. Select an actuator by double-clicking on it. Select a Sizing Method (Quick. such as the body size. and unbalanced area. When done. allowing you to enter relevant data. Detailed view requires detailed information. after selecting a sliding stem actuator you need to change the port diameter in Detailed view. 3. To do this. The right side of the screen displays thrust data from the actuator size you selected. To select a sliding stem actuator for a valve with bellows. click the Close button. friction. The information you enter in Quick or Catalog 14 view is then translated into the correct numeric values and displayed in the appropriate Detailed view fields. 7. 5. displaying the sliding stem actuator. click the Detailed radio button to display the Detailed view. trim. flow. 6. and packing material. The Sizing Screen appears. click the Bellows check box. When done. actuator size. the screen displays fields appropriate to your selections. Then. if you entered a non-standard port in the Quick view. When done. or Piston) by clicking on the appropriate radio button. when you enter a packing material in Quick view. Select an Actuator Type and Valve Design from the drop-down lists. click the Calculate button. click the Calculate button to recalculate based on your entries. you must manually override the data displayed. or Catalog 14) by clicking the appropriate radio button. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 35 . Catalog 14 view requires the standard information used in Fisher Catalog 14—more information than the Quick view and less than the Detailed view. Detailed.Sizing an Actuator To fill in the Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing Screen in Automatic view: 1. Each Sizing Method displays a different view of the screen. with different entry fields: • • • Quick view lets you enter basic information. Each line of the dialog displays the actuator size. For example. the spring part number. Select the Sizing Type (Spring & Diaphragm. Once you select the Sizing Type and Actuator Type and Valve Design. the corresponding numeric friction value for that packing material appears in Detailed view. such as the numeric values of valve travel. Fill in the rest of the fields by typing or selecting from the drop-down lists. and the spring rate. The Select Sliding Stem Actuator Dialog Box appears. NOTE: If you want a non-standard product. NOTE: You can start by entering information in Quick or Catalog 14 views and then click the Detailed radio button to display the Detailed view. For example. 2.

Chapter 3: Sizing and Selection Using FIRSTVUE™ Rotary Actuator Sizing Here is an example of the Rotary Actuator Sizing Screen for a spring and diaphragm rotary actuator: To fill in the Rotary Actuator Sizing Screen: 1. In the TB (Breakout Torque) field. When done. either by typing or selecting from drop-down lists: • • In the TD (Dynamic Torque) field. 4. Fill in the fields on the left side of the screen. enter the breakout torque. The screen displays entry fields for your selected actuator model number. based upon the valve construction and effective pressure drop. 2. If you are using the actuator with a V250 control valve. Select an actuator model number from the drop-down list at the top of the screen. based upon the friction factors of the control valve and the shutoff pressure drop. click the Calculate button. 3. 36 . enter the dynamic torque. NOTE: To use FIRSTVUE™’s built-in torque calculation screen. click the With V250 check box. click the Torque Calc button.

Here is an example of the Stroking Speed Sizing Screen for a spring and diaphragm actuator: FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 37 . click the Calculate button to display the Select Rotary Actuator Dialog Box and select a different actuator. The right side of the screen is filled in with torque data from the actuator size you selected. and the spring rate.Checking the Stroking Speed of an Actuator The Select Rotary Actuator Dialog Box appears. Checking the Stroking Speed of an Actuator To calculate the stroking speed of actuator. to display the Sizing Screen. If not. click the Close button. Compare the required torque entered on the left side of the screen with the available torque on the right side of the screen to be sure the actuator size you selected has adequate capacity. Select an actuator by double-clicking on it. you use the Stroking Speed Sizing Screen. 5. For 1051 series. The Rotary Actuator Sizing Screen reappears. and spring you selected. the screen also displays the seat number. click the Speed button on the Sizing Screen. To display this screen. actuator size. 7. The Sizing Screen displays the actuator. displaying a list of rotary actuators that meet your specifications. 6. When done. the spring part number. Each line of the dialog displays the actuator size.

Click the Calculate button. using Cv’s for each apparatus in the exhaust line. Fill in the fields on the left side of the screen by typing or selecting from drop-down lists. Spring-Return Piston. displaying the combined Cv. click the appropriate radio button (Spring Diaphragm. “Valve Sizing Supplemental Information. 38 . repeat steps 3a— 3e. you click the Monitor button on the Sizing Screen. Click the Combined Cv Calculation radio button to display a Cv calculation worksheet. Spring-Return Piston. 4. The calculated results appear on the right side of the screen. Type the combined Cv in the Air Cv Fill field. or Piston) to display the screen you wish. Fill in the Air Cv Fill field with the combined flow coefficient of the filling air supply apparatus. to display the Sizing Screen. Click the Calculate button. see the on-line Help topic. and initial and final exhausting stroking pressures (Pi Exhaust and Pf Exhaust fields).Chapter 3: Sizing and Selection Using FIRSTVUE™ To fill in the Stroking Speed Sizing Screen: 1. d. 5. flow coefficients. click the Close button. To size monitors. or Piston. For equations used to calculate these figures. The Calculated Results Dialog Box appears. You need to enter the combined Cvs of each apparatus in the air supply line to the actuator. You need to make a note of this figure or copy it to the clipboard. When done. To display this screen. This chapter contains instructions for using FIRSTVUE™ for your monitor sizing calculations. Select a stroking option by clicking on the appropriate radio button: Spring Diaphragm. c. To calculate the combined Cvs: a. Sizing Monitors FIRSTVUE™ lets you calculate the intermediate pressure. you use the Monitor Sizing Screen. the program does not copy it automatically to the proper field. When done. Fill in the Air Cv Exhaust field with the combined flow coefficient for the exhaust apparatus.” 3. e. To calculate the combined Cv for the air exhaust apparatus. Once you select an option. the screen displays data entry fields for that option. b. and flow capacity for monitoring systems. 2. Enter the Cv for each apparatus. NOTE: You must enter accurate figures for the initial and final filling stroking pressures (Pi Fill and Pf Fill fields). 6.

and/or flow rate of your monitoring system. To calculate the intermediate pressure and flow rate for the monitor system. To fill in the Monitor Sizing Screen:: 1. enter information in every field except the Pint (Intermediate Pressure) and CgA and CgB (Flow Coefficients for regulators A and B) fields. 2. FIRSTVUE™ calculates and displays the results. if you selected the Pi/Cg option. Once you select a calculation option.Sizing Monitors Here is an example of the Monitor Sizing Screen: The Monitor Sizing Screen lets you calculate intermediate pressure. 3. click Q/Cg. To calculate the flow rate and flow coefficient when you know the intermediate pressure. click the Close button. click Pi/Cg. the screen displays the appropriate entry fields. to display the Sizing Screen. click the Calculate button. Select the calculation option by clicking on the appropriate radio button: • • • To calculate the intermediate pressure and flow coefficients for both the monitor and worker. 4. Enter data all in the fields except the fields you want the program to calculate. flow coefficients. For example. When done. click Pi/Q. When done. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 39 .

3. Click OK. The Sizing Screen appears. FIRSTVUE™ saves your changes. Click the Notes button on the Sizing Screen. 4. FIRSTVUE™ saves your note. and the Stroking Speed Sizing Report. Click the Update button. Click OK. 3. Type your changes in the Note Text field. Actuator Sizing Report. These notes are added to the Valve Sizing Report. The Sizing Notes Dialog Box appears: To add a new note: 1. Type your note in the Note Text field. 2. 40 .Chapter 3: Sizing and Selection Using FIRSTVUE™ Inserting Sizing Notes FIRSTVUE™ allows the user the ability to add notes to each individual item for clarification and quotation purposes. Only one note is allowed for each item. To add sizing notes: 1. The Sizing Screen appears. To update a note: 1. 2. Click the New Note button. 4. Display the note on your screen by selecting from the Note Type drop-down list. Select the type of note you want to add from the Note Type drop-down list.

Changing. the program loads it and displays its data in FIRSTVUE™ screens. This chapter contains instructions for working with projects and items. When you save a Project. It contains the following sections: • • • • • Creating a New Project  Adding. saved in .FFV file formats. actuators. Changing. and Deleting User Information  Filling in Project Information Changing “Supplied to You By” Information Opening an Existing Project Modeling a New Project on an Existing Project Working with Items  Adding a New Item  Copying an Item  Finding an Item  Deleting an Item  Adding. you assign a Project number and include the name and address of your company contact and other information identifying the Project. spec sheets.Chapter 4: Project Management Using FIRSTVUE™ We call each FIRSTVUE™ record a Project. A Project can contain one or more items— valves. to provide you with accurate and timely price quotations. When you create a new Project. the program stores it in the MS Access database within the program. Your Fisher Representative uses the data files. monitors. and Deleting Item Tags 41 . etc. and reports from FIRSTVUE™ Projects. When you open the Project.

phone. you enter the name and address information of the person in your company to contact about the project. 42 . and email information appears in the Company box. and other information. Changing. NOTE: If the Project Header Screen is already displayed. select New Project from the File Menu. To display a blank Project Header Screen. You can use this information later to find and display the Project. address. Adding. you can click the Create New button to display a blank Project Header Screen. The Supplied to You by box displays the name. and Deleting User Information The Project Header Screen contains an address book in which you can store information about your company contacts. and e-mail address of your Fisher Representative. and their address. Here is an example of the Project Header Screen: The Project Header Screen lets you identify the Project with a Project number. you select from the drop-down list in the User box. To complete the Project Header Screen. contact information.Chapter 4: Project Management Using FIRSTVUE™ Creating a New Project To create a new Project. phone numbers. To select a user from the address book. and enter information identifying the Project. The user’s name then appears in the Current field. Information you enter on this screen prints on your spec sheets and reports. or users. you use the Project Header Screen.

3. Type over the information you wish to change. Click the Delete button in the User box. 2. change. and delete users from the address book. The program saves the contact information. enter your company or division name. type the contact’s name. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 43 . Updating User Information To change or update information about a user: 1. Select the user from the drop-down list. In the Current field. Click the Update button in the User box. In the Company box. 2. The program deletes the user.Creating a New Project The following sections describe how to add. Click the Add button in the User box. 3. Adding a User To add a user to the address book: 1. The program saves your changes. fax. Select the user from the drop-down list. phone. 2. location. Deleting a User To delete a user from the address book: 1. and email address in the appropriate fields.

In the Rev field. you use the Project Search Dialog Box. type: 11/26/98. month. make them in the FIRSTVUE. Opening an Existing Project To open an existing Project. You can assign any combination of 10 numbers or characters to identify the Project. Then. You can type two numbers or characters to identify the revision. The FIRSTVUE.INI file found in c:\Windows\. 5. — OR — Click the Save button. use your mouse to select a year. For example. If modifications are needed. to save the Project: • • • Select Save from the File Menu. In the Description field. When done. NOTE: Project numbers must be unique. making DD/MM/YY formats possible. In the Project box. If you assign a duplicate Project number. 1998. — OR — Click the Open Existing button on the Project Header Screen.revisions to it will only take effect if they are made before installation. To display this dialog: 1. Select Open from the File Menu. Fill in the Date field as follows: • • Type the date in the MM/DD/YY format. The Project Search Dialog Box appears: 44 . — OR — Press Control + S. — OR — Double-click on the Date field to display the Calendar Dialog Box. Changing “Supplied to You By” Information The Supplied to You By data will typically already be filled in when you receive the software from your local Fisher representative. “Supplied to You By” data can be edited in the FIRSTVUE.INI file in the FIRSTVUE™ directory is detached from the working copy of FIRSTVUE™ .Chapter 4: Project Management Using FIRSTVUE™ Filling in Project Information To fill in Project information: 1. type the Project number.INI file is copied to the Windows directory. to enter November 26. The program will default to the date format preferences established in Windows’ settings. 2. type a brief description of the Project. the FIRSTVUE. 4. 3. when you save the new Project the program will overwrite the ‘old’ Project with your new information. Once FIRSTVUE™ is installed. type the revision ID. and date.INI file located in c:\Windows\.

Modeling a New Project on an Existing Project The Project Search Dialog Box lets you search for a Project by Project ID # or by date. Find and select the Project you want to use as a model. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 45 . click on it to highlight it and then click the Open button. The Project Search Results Dialog Box appears: The Project Search Results Dialog Box lists Projects that match your search criteria. 3. Click Open Existing button on the Project Header Screen. 2. To find a specific Project. For complete instructions. 2. see the previous section of this chapter. The Project Header Screen appears. filled in with data from the selected Project. Modeling a New Project on an Existing Project You can select an existing Project as a model for a new Project. fill in the appropriate fields and click the Query button. To select a Project. To do this: 1. The Project Search Dialog Box appears. The selected Project loads into FIRSTVUE™.

the Project Header Screen appears. usually the actuator selected from your calculations. see Chapter 6: Creating Specification Sheets and Reports In this section. In the chapters that follow. you will learn how to add. selected from Fisher Catalog 10 or Catalog 12. You can now change any information you wish. and delete items from a Project. usually the valve body. and select components for them. 46 . Type a new Project ID # in the Project box. and Component B. filled in with data from the selected project. Changing the Project ID # creates a new record in the FIRSTVUE™ database. 4. Once you select the Project. find. Each item can have up to two components. For more information. monitor.Chapter 4: Project Management Using FIRSTVUE™ 3. Your new record contains all the data from the previous Project. Component A. Working with Items Each Project can contain any number of items. NOTE: You can note additional components or accessories on your spec sheets. and actuator sizing information previously entered. including any valve. you will learn how to size valves or items.

see the previous section of this chapter. For instructions on opening a Project. The Sizing Screen appears: 2. the new item number is “5”. 2. For example. Open the Project if it is not already open. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 47 . A blank Sizing Screen appears. The number shown in the Item # Tag1 field increases by one.Working with Items Adding a New Item When you add a new item. if your Project had four items previously. FIRSTVUE™ appends it to the current Project. To add an item to a Project: 1. 3. Click the Add Item button. Display the Sizing Screen by clicking on the Sizing Tab.

5. For instructions on opening a Project. 6. 2. Click the Delete Item button. revision. Enter project name. Deleting an Item To delete an item from a Project: 1. Display the Sizing Screen by clicking on the Sizing Tab. Finding an Item To find an existing item: 1. see the previous section of this chapter. see the previous section of this chapter. 48 . Display the Sizing Screen by clicking on the Sizing Tab. select Copy Item. or date. 4. Select the item from the drop-down list in the Item # field. Open the Project if it is not already open. 3. Select the item from the drop-down list in the Item # Tag1 field. The results of the query will be as follows: 4. 3. For instructions on opening a Project. 2. From the Header Screen. Item information now becomes part of the current project. highlight the item number from the right column. 3. 2.Chapter 4: Project Management Using FIRSTVUE™ Copying an Item: To copy an item from another project: 1. Select Copy. Open the Project if it is not already open. The Project Query Dialog Box appears. To copy particular item(s).

To delete a tag name. Your tags print on spec sheets and reports. type the new tag name in the text field. If your project contains more than one quantity of the same item. For instructions on opening a Project. repeat steps 1 and 2 for each tag name you want to add. 4. and then click the Add button. When done. you can add tag names for each item. The Sizing Screen appears. and Deleting Item Tags FIRSTVUE™ lets you identify items with tags—names or numbers that you assign to the item. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 49 . The tag name appears in the Tag Name box next to the tag unit number. 2. The cursor is active in the text box at the bottom of the dialog. You can type up to 20 characters—letters. click on the tag name to select it. see the previous section of this chapter. or delete tags. Type the tag name. you use the Item Tag Dialog Box. Click the Add button. To add a tag name: 1. or special characters. delete. To add. Select the item from the drop-down list in the Item # Tag1 field. Changing. Click the Tag button. numbers. NOTE: To change a tag name. 2. click on the tag name to select it and then click the Delete button. you can identify each item with its own tag. The Item Tag Dialog Box appears: The Item Tag Dialog Box displays the Project number and item number. 4. 3. and lets you add. To display this screen: 1.Working with Items Adding. Display the Sizing Screen by clicking on the Sizing Tab. and change tag names. Open the Project if it is not already open. click the Ok button. displaying the tag name for the first item in the Item # Tag1 field. To do this. If you have more than one quantity of an item. change. 3.

3. FIRSTVUE™ saves your changes. packaging. To update an existing note: 1. click the Notes button on the Project Header Screen. To add project notes. The Project Header Screen appears. Click the Update button. 50 . You can browse notes within the Project by clicking the First. Type your changes in the Note Text field.Chapter 4: Project Management Using FIRSTVUE™ Adding Project Notes Project notes let you add special shipping. The Project Notes Dialog Box appears: If the Project has any notes. Unlike sizing notes. Click OK. 4. Previous. and bar code requirements to your project. which allow only one note per item. 2. use the Project Notes Dialog Box. the first one appears. Next. To display this box. and Last buttons. a project can have unlimited notes associated with it. Display the note on your screen by using the browse buttons.

The Project Header Screen appears. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 51 . Click the New Note button. Display the note on your screen by using the browse buttons. 2. Select the type of note you want to add from the Note Type drop-down list. see the table at the end of this section.Adding Project Notes To add a new note: 1. Click OK. FIRSTVUE™ saves your note. To delete a note: 1. 1. Click the Delete button. Type your note in the Note Text field. 3. 4. For descriptions of the note types.

it can readily be transferred to and from Excel and Word.FFV format: 1.FFV format. The .FFV File option. Importing and Exporting . Specifically. In this file format.BSV File Formats Bar separated value (.FFV File Formats Importing and Exporting . To save a project in .MDB file in your FIRSTVUE™ directory. the following will be discussed: • • • • • Using . The .MDB File Formats When you save projects using the Save command or pressing <Ctrl S>.MDB file format is a Microsoft Access file format. an acronym for FIRST FIRSTVUE. FIRSTVUE™ appends the data to the FIRSTVUE.FFV file formats allow transferal of data from customer to representative and vice versa. 3.MDB File Formats Importing and Exporting . you can directly use the FIRSTVUE. except the character separating the fields is a vertical bar.FFV File Formats .FFV file formats are also readily attached to email for discussion with your local Fisher representative regarding sizing issues or formal request for quotation. is recommended when working on large projects or when saving data to a network. 52 . Select the Save to . Importing and Exporting . If you are proficient in designing Access queries and reports.Chapter 5: Import/Export Capabilities of FIRSTVUE™ It is possible to import and export files from FIRSTVUE™ for use with different applications and software packages. Select the File pull-down menu. . Follow the remaining instructions.BSV File Formats Importing and Exporting ISA File Formats Exporting Dimensional Data Using . 2. import and TM export of FIRSTVUE™ data is possible to Intergraph’s Instrument Data Manager (IDM ) software. “|”. Since Access is a Microsoft product.BSV) flat file formats are very similar to comma delimited file formats.MDB file for other uses.

This means you cannot update existing items via the import. 6. Select the file created in Step 5. Open a project and try again. Exporting is done in a similar manner. For example.BSV” file into FIRSTVUE: 1. Imported items are added to the end of the open project. For more information. you should also use ISA Sizing and the ISA Spec Sheet. messages will appear in the Import Log. if you are working in a project that already has 3 items.Importing and Exporting ISA File Formats The interface between IDM™ and FIRSTVUE™ begins in IDM™. If any error messages appear. It is not necessary to import or export all of the available fields . check Appendix I at the end of this manual. Select the “isa_all. the first item you import will be set to item 4. If you get the error “Warning: No Active Document” it means that you don’t have a project open. Enter the name of a file to save the log to. 7. Click the Browse Map button 4. Then. This data can then be used to generate a completed sizing for the item. The remaining file lines contain the actual data. The data fields available for import/export include: all fields that appear on the current ISA S20. Some fields are imported into both places. The FIRSTVUE import process is “add-only”. Click the Import button at the bottom of the window to start the import process. 3. For a complete list of fields that can be imported/exported. TM Importing and Exporting ISA File Formats FIRSTVUE can import and export ISA Sizing and Specification data to and from projects. and a few other related fields. NonFIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 53 . We recommend importing into a new project so that the first item you import will be item 1. NOTE: FIRSTVUE imports items into the project you have open. Data is imported-from and exported-to a delimited text file. Sizing fields are imported into sizing.csm” file. The import will load the process conditions and sizing data into the appropriate fields within FIRSTVUE. 8. As the import process runs. The first line of the file contains the ordered field names of the data. Non-sizing fields are imported as ISA Spec Sheet User Overrides. Data is imported into two places. see the IDM/FIRSTVUE Interface User’s Manual. 5. click the Save Log button when the import process is finished. The IDM™ user inputs tag numbers and other pertinent valve information. the export file is translated via some additional software into . fields required by ISA Sizing. When using this feature for a project.you can pick and choose just the fields you need. Verify that the File Delimiter is set to “|”. 2. with each line representing one item of the project.50 Control Valve Specification Sheet. Click the Close button to close the window. This information is then imported by the following steps: To import the “.BSV file formats. Select Import ISA File from the FIRSTVUE file menu. Any printable character can be used as the field delimiter.

The Import Log list box will show the status of your import as well as any errors that might occur. 5. but the item will still be created. The Import process will only create new items in your project. These interfaces greatly reduce the time required to exchange process and specification data with FIRSTVUE. To change this file name click on the ‘Browse File’ button to select a different import file. To find out more about these interfaces and what you need to use them. Errors in field data will cause that field to not be imported and left blank. After selecting/creating the mapping file. This will bring up an Open File Dialog from which you can select the file you want to import. or key-in any printable character. Similarly. 3. the Import ISA File Dialog will appear with your file name displayed in the File Name field. Click on the ‘Close’ button to exit the Import ISA File Dialog. and create a Mapping file within FIRSTVUE. You must have the project open that you want to import items into. Select the File Delimiter for the file you are importing. Using FIRSTVUE’s ISA Import/Export functionality. Before exporting. You can select a character from the dropdown list. Special features of the import/export are the ability to map user defined field names to the standard FIRSTVUE ISA names and to import/export only the fields you need in any order that you want. These features are accomplished by building a comma separated “mapping” (. Click on the ‘Import ISA File’ choice in the File Menu. Fisher has developed interfaces with Intergraph’s IDM and PID’s INtools® instrumentation systems.CSM) text file for each unique import/export format that you need. If a mapping file is needed in order to import this file. it’s name will appear in the Map File To Use field. Importing an ISA Specification File: 1. with a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. contact your Fisher representative. This mapping file also allows you to include “customer defined” fields which are imported and exported but never used by FIRSTVUE (in effect they are place holders for fields not related to ISA data). all the fields that can be imported into FIRSTVUE can be exported from FIRSTVUE. and can be viewed on the spec sheet dialog. Click on the ‘Import’ button to begin the import process. 4. 6. If errors occurred the import file can be corrected by manually editing it with most text editors or if the lines are too long. then select it by clicking on the ‘Browse Map’ button or create a new one by clicking on the ‘Create/Edit Map’ button. Export an ISA file.it does NOT update existing items. After selecting the file. You can export all or some of the items in a project. 54 . Errors in unit of measure for a field will also cause an item to NOT be created. Errors in field names will cause an item to NOT be created. be sure to review the ISA spec sheet for each item being exported.Chapter 5: Import/Export Capabilities of FIRSTVUE™ sizing data will be imported as ISA spec sheet overrides where applicable. 2. The following sections detail how to Import an ISA file. The log can be saved to a file if needed by clicking the ‘Save Log’ button. They also eliminate errors caused by the re-keying of data. The import process only adds items to a project . it will not update existing items.

If you want to use a mapping file. Select the File Delimiter that you want to use for the file you are exporting. The Fields Available list on the left side of the screen lists all the non-selected fields available with the Fisher standard field name. If no map file is specified. but want to export the standard field names. If you want to ignore the mapping file. The order of these fields is roughly top to bottom on a Standard ISA printed spec sheet. You can select which items you want to export here by clicking on them individually. This will bring up the Export ISA File Dialog. Deselecting FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 55 . To Add a field or fields to a map file. a status box will appear telling you the item which is currently being exported and at the end telling you the results of your export. Generally you will accept the settings defaulted to. You must have the project open that you want to export items from. 6. This will bring up an Open File Dialog from which you can select the path and file name of the export file you want to create. This is the character that will be used to separate fields values within the export file. All the fields can be selected with the ‘Select All >>‘ button. or key-in any printable character. Click on the ‘Close’ button to exit the Export ISA File Dialog. After selecting the file. After selecting the file name. 4. the export will contain ALL fields in the default order with standard names. 9. Two other radio button selections come into play if you are using a mapping file to export.Importing and Exporting ISA File Formats Exporting an ISA Specification File: 1. or click the Select All Items check box if you want to export all the items on this project. with a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. then click on the ‘Select >‘ button to move them over to the Fields Selected List. it’s name will appear in the Map File To Use field. To open an existing map file click on the ‘Open Map File’ button to select the file. 5. You can select a character from the dropdown list. If you are creating a new map file. Click on the ‘Export ISA File’ choice in the File Menu. 3. 6. but these options allow for complete flexibility. or needs a unique order. select the Add/Delete button in the Select Mode box. The export file can be viewed with most text editors or if the lines are too long. Click on the ‘Export’ button to begin the export process. click the fields desired to highlight them in the Fields Available list. After selecting the file. This will bring up the Map File Edit Dialog. or needs unique field names then you need to select or create (see Creating or Editing an ISA Mapping File) a mapping file by clicking on the ‘Browse Map’ or ‘Create/Edit Map’ button. 2. 8. After selecting/creating the mapping file. it’s name will appear in the Map File Name field and the fields associated with that file will appear in the Fields Selected/Custom Name spreadsheet on the right side of the screen. it’s name will appear in the File Name field. then click the All Fields button. Click on the ‘Browse File’ button to select the file name you want to export to. then click the Standard ISA Names button. 5. Creating or Editing an ISA Mapping File: 1. If the export file only needs certain fields. Click on the ‘Edit ISA Map File’ choice in the File Menu or click the ‘Create/Edit Map’ button from the Import or Export Dialogs. A list of all items on the project appears in the Select Items to Export listbox. 7. the Fields Selected/Custom Name spreadsheet will be empty initially.

but in the opposite direction using the ‘< Deselect ‘ and ‘<< Deselect All’ buttons. 8. This field allows for Non-ISA fields to be allowed for in an import or export file. To change the field order of your map file. it is possible to export a table to dimensions into Excel by tag number. If you have a copy of the customer import file you can import it to make the building of the map easier by entering the Delimiter of the file and clicking the Import Custom File button. Exporting Dimensional Data After valve selections have been made in FIRSTVUE and Autodraw has assembled Type I drawings by tag number. 9. You must click the ‘Save’ or ‘Save As’ buttons to save your file. It can also provide a by tag basis for each dimension which can be imported into CAD systems that can accept Excel spreadsheets. The Overlay button will be selected in the Select Mode box and you can now highlight fields in the Fields Available list and Select them to “overlay” the blank fields in the spreadsheet. This will load the custom names in row one of the file into the Custom Name column of the Fields Selected/Custom Name spreadsheet while leaving the Fields Selected column blank. To reset ALL custom names to the default standard name click the ‘Reset Custom Names’ button. Click the ‘Save As’ button to save to a new or different map file name. Multiple fields can be moved at once by highlighting a group of fields. To define a custom field name for a field simply type the name in the Custom Name column of the spreadsheet next to the standard name you want it to stand for. TM 56 . 7. Deselecting while in Overlay mode will blank out the highlighted field(s). highlight the field in the Fields Selected/Custom Name spreadsheet and click the ‘Move UP’ or ‘Move DOWN’ buttons to move that field up or down in the order. Click on the ‘Close’ button to exit the Map File Edit Dialog. Click the ‘Save’ button to save to the file listed in the Map File Name field. **Important: Closing the dialog does NOT automatically save your map file.Chapter 5: Import/Export Capabilities of FIRSTVUE™ works the same way. This field can be selected as many times as needed and renamed (see 5 below) to a custom name just like the rest of the fields. 11. 10. A special “CUSTOMER-DEFINED” field is listed first in the list.

3. and Specification (Spec) Sheets. This chapter contains instructions for creating and printing reports and includes an example of each type of report. Sizing Calculation Reports. Display the Sizing Screen by clicking on the Sizing Tab. A Summary Report lists selected items in a Project and includes a brief description of each item. It contains the following sections: • • • Creating a Spec Sheet Printing Spec Sheets and Reports FIRSTVUE™ Reports Examples  Summary Report  Sizing Calculations Reports  Fisher Spec Sheet  ISA Spec Sheet  Diffuser Spec Sheet Creating a Spec Sheet When you create a specification sheet. you first use the Spec Sheet Data Dialog Box to select data and then use the Reports Dialog Box to select the specification sheet types and other options for printing. For instructions on opening a Project. 57 . Click the Spec Sheet button. To display the Spec Sheet Data Dialog Box: 1.Chapter 6: Creating Specification Sheets and Reports FIRSTVUE™ lets you create three types of reports: Summary Reports. Open the appropriate Project. A Sizing Calculation Report shows criteria you entered for a selected process condition and the calculated results. see Chapter 4: Creating and Opening Projects and Items. 2.

Fisher SS Spec or Fisher Rot Spec appear automatically in the Type field. In the Type field. Once you select a specification sheet type. ISA PM—Use if you want an ISA specification sheet. You can change this entry by selecting from the drop-down list. such as Service. Body. in gray. the screen displays a spreadsheet with appropriate display and entry fields: • The Label column displays the labels in the different areas of the specification sheet. NOTE: If you selected a valve body from Catalog 10 or Catalog 12. (“PM” stands for Process Measurement and Control Instruments and Valves). Fisher Reg Spec—Use with regulators. etc. Fisher SS Spec—Use with sliding stem valves.Chapter 6: Creating Specification Sheets and Reports The Spec Sheet Data Dialog Box appears: The Spec Sheet Data Dialog Box lets you customize your specification sheet. 58 . To fill in the Spec Sheet Data Dialog Box: 1. Fisher Rot Spec—Use with rotary valves. and field labels in white. select one of the following specification sheet types from the drop-down list: • • • • • Fisher Diffuser—Use if you have selected a diffuser to go with your valve.

For instructions on opening a Project. Controller. Printing Spec Sheets and Reports To print specification sheets and Summary Reports. OR Click the Printer icon located on the Toolbar. you use the Reports Dialog Box. 2.Printing Spec Sheets and Reports • The SpecSheet Data column displays the data provided by the program. 4. The Sizing Screen appears. Make any changes you like by selecting or typing in the User Overrides column. 2. Open the appropriate Project. Transducer. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 59 . and Other sections. Note any additional components or accessories on your specification sheet by entering information and selecting from drop-down lists the Positioner. see Chapter 4: Creating and Opening Projects and Items. To display this dialog: 1. select Reports. 3. click OK to save your entries. From the File Menu. When done making changes.

Chapter 6: Creating Specification Sheets and Reports The Reports Dialog Box appears: The Reports Dialog Box lets you select the type of report and the range of items included. 60 .This dialog displays any data previously entered in it.

or any combination of Valve Calculation. 2. 4. click one or more check boxes to select the type(s) of reports you want to print: • • • • Click Project Item List to produce a Summary Report listing the items and brief item descriptions. To limit the report to a range of items: a. rotary valves. click the appropriate radio button: • • • • Click Print Preview to view the report on your screen before printing. Enter the range of items in the From and To fields by selecting from the dropdown lists. click check boxes to select the types of calculations you want to include on Sizing Calculation Reports. Click Print to send the report directly to the printer. You can print Diffuser Reports only for items that include diffuser calculations in your sizing screens and spreadsheets. select the range of items you want to include in the report: To include all items. In the Destination box. Click ISA Spec Sheet to produce an ISA-defined process management specification sheet for sliding stem actuators or rotary valves. In the Report Types box. In the Report Types box. Click the Items radio button. Click Fisher Spec Sheet to produce Fisher’s custom formats for sliding stem actuators. b. Actuator Calculation. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 61 . In the Item Range box. Click Diffuser Spec Sheet if an item includes a diffuser.Printing Spec Sheets and Reports To fill in the Reports Dialog Box: 1. 5. click the All Items radio button. and/or Speed Calculation. and regulators. click in the appropriate check boxes if you want to omit warnings and/or material code descriptions. 3. You can select All Sizing Calculations. In the Options box.

The reports print and the Sizing Screen appears. Zoom Out—Reduces the report size on your screen.Chapter 6: Creating Specification Sheets and Reports 6. Select the number of copies and other options you wish and click Ok. 110% and 200% of a full page size. Prev Page—Displays the previous page of the report on your screen. To print or preview the report. You can view the report at 75%. 62 . NOTE: You can reduce your printing time by up to 80% by printing in draft mode. click the appropriate buttons at the top of the dialog: • • • • • • Print—Displays the Windows print options dialog and lets you print the report. To use this dialog. Zoom In—Increases the report size on your screen. Next Page—Displays the next page of the report on your screen. the only difference between draft mode and normal printing is that in draft mode the vertical lines in FIRSTVUE™ reports are thicker than the vertical lines printed in normal mode. Two Page—Displays two pages at a time on your screen. If you select Print Preview. 7. click the Draft check box before printing. click the OK button. To do this. For most printers. the Windows print dialog appears. the Print Preview Dialog Box appears: The Print Preview Dialog Box lets you view the report on your screen before printing. If you select Print.

and regulator specifications. scrolling takes you to the next or previous pages. The following pages contain examples of each type of report. ISA Spec Sheet—Uses ISA-defined process management format to display sliding stem actuator or rotary valve specifications. When the screen displays a full page. When the screen displays part of a page in expanded views. rotary valve. scrolling moves you within the page. Diffuser Spec Sheet—Displays diffuser data.FIRSTVUE™ Reports Examples NOTE: You can use the vertical scroll bar on the right of the screen to move within a page and from page to page. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 63 . Sizing Calculation Report—Contains the sizing data you entered and calculated results for a selected condition. Fisher Spec Sheet—Uses Fisher’s custom formats to display sliding stem actuator. FIRSTVUE™ Reports Examples FIRSTVUE™ lets you create the following types of reports: • • • • • Summary Report—Lists each item in a Project and a brief description of each item.

Here is an example of a Summary Report: 64 .Chapter 6: Creating Specification Sheets and Reports Summary Report A Summary Report lists the items in a Project and includes a brief description of each item.

FIRSTVUE™ Reports Examples Sizing Calculation Report A Sizing Calculation Report contains sizing data you entered and calculated results for a selected condition. Here is an example of a Sizing Calculation Report: FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 65 .

and regulator specifications. Here is an example of a Fisher Spec Sheet: 66 . rotary valve.Chapter 6: Creating Specification Sheets and Reports Fisher Spec Sheet A Fisher Spec Sheet uses Fisher’s custom formats for displaying sliding stem actuator.

FIRSTVUE™ Reports Examples ISA Spec Sheet An ISA Spec Sheet uses the ISA-defined process management format for displaying sliding stem actuator or rotary valve specifications. Here is an example of an ISA Spec Sheet: FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 67 .

Chapter 6: Creating Specification Sheets and Reports Diffuser Spec Sheet A Diffuser Spec Sheet displays diffuser data. Here is an example of a Diffuser Spec Sheet: 68 .

Getting Help for a Selected Topic FIRSTVUE™ Help files contain instructions for using the program. — OR — Select the Contents. to turn off context-sensitive Help. 69 . — OR — Press: [F1]. 3. To display context-sensitive Help: 1. Click on a field to display information about it. click the Help Icon. The cursor turns into a question mark. This chapter contains the following sections: • • • • • Getting Help for the Active Screen or Field Getting Help for a Selected Topic Using Hypertext Links Accessing On-line Data Tables Accessing the On-line Glossary Getting Help for the Active Screen or Field FIRSTVUE™’s context-sensitive Help provides information about the active field or screen. When done. Search or Using Help command from the Help Menu. 2.Chapter 7: Additional Help Resources This chapter provides an overview of the Help system and its contents. Display the Help files as follows: • • • Click the Help Files Icon in the Tool Bar at the top of the screen. indicating Help is active. or click on the screen background to display information about the whole screen. Additional instructions for using Help are contained in the On-line Help system itself. To get help for a selected topic: 1. Click the Help Icon in the Tool Bar at the top of your screen.

3. Click the Search button. The Help Search Index Box appears: 70 .Chapter 7: Additional Help Resources The Help Dialog Box appears: 2.

4. Help on the selected topic appears. Click on a topic to select it. To display the next topic. To copy the topic to your clipboard. click the Back button. To view the previous Help screen. To get help on using Help. click the History button. b. click the Copy button. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 71 . Select a topic from the Help Search Index Box: a. Type a word or select one from the list. click the Exit Help button. To display a list of topics you viewed recently.Getting Help for a Selected Topic 3. When done. and then click the Display button. 5. c. select How to Use Help from the Help Menu. Click the Show Topics button. You can navigate within Help and print and copy topics by using the following buttons and commands: • • • • • • • To print the topic. The available topics appear in the lower text area. To display the preceding topic. click the Print button. To locate where specific words appear within On-line Help. click the << button. specific locations where those words appear will be identified in the lower box. 5. Selecting Display will move Help to the identified topic. By typing the words. select the Find tab. to close Help. click the >> button.

double-click the underlined word or phrase. and measurements. click “Data Tables” in the Table of Contents within Help.Chapter 7: Additional Help Resources Using Hypertext Links Hypertext links let you jump to related topics quickly. To access these tables. Hypertext links appear as green. underlined words or phrases within the on-line Help text. 72 . calculations. Accessing On-line Data Tables On-line Help contains comprehensive data tables of engineering values. To jump to the topic.

the following box will appear: FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 73 . By selecting “Express” in the Help Table of Contents.Accessing Express Help Accessing Express Help FIRSTVUE™ Help contains a quick access capability for commonly referenced items.

BSV bellows bench set booster breakout torque buying a valve 52 35 72 72 36 42 —C— calculated times (stroking speed) calculation sheet calculations (spec sheets) catalog 10 (U. and Deleting Item Tags Adding. 72 25 72 74 . 72 area at bottom actuator spring area at bottom (actuator spring ) area at midpoint actuator spring area at midpoint (actuator spring ) area at top actuator spring area at top (actuator spring ) Atmospheric pressure changing the default setting Autodraw 35 34 35 35 47 22 43 49 42 69 42 38 37 37.CSM text file . Changing.— . calculating the combined Cv actual area actuator Catalog 14 sizing detailed sizing selection actuator pressures air supply Pf exhaust Pi exhaust Pi fill actuator sizing quick actuator spring spring rate Vm Vo actuators checking the stroking speed combined flow coefficient non-standard rotary seat number spring rate sizing automatic manual sizing type piston spring & diaphragm 52 72 73 46 38 72 35 35 35 37 37 37 37 34 37 37 37 37 37 38 35 34 37 37 34 34 35 35 37 37 37 37 37 37 18 27 56 —B— Bar separated value . 38 37 37 72 —1— 1051 series seat number 37 —A— Access Microsoft Accessing On-line Data Tables Accessing the On-line Glossary accessories adding to spec sheets multiple.FFV .FFV File Formats .S. standard) catalog 10/12 button catalog 12 (ISA standard) cavitation spreadsheet view cavitrol 37 59 59 30 30 30 28.BSV . and Deleting User Information Additional Help Resources address book air capacity air Cv exhaust air Cv fill air supply air supply Cv's application ratio Ar25. Changing.MDB file formats 52 54 52 52 52 spring & piston sliding stem type valve design Adding a New Item Adding a process condition Adding a User Adding.Index —.

Fisher Copying a Project copying an item Create ISA Mapping File Creating a New Project Creating a Spec Sheet Creating Specification Sheets and Reports Customer defined fields Cv combined Cv calculation flow coefficient for vapor spreadsheet view 24 39 39 37 72 5 5 46 46 46 22 27 42 45 48 55 42 57 57 55 38 24 25 printing Print Preview description example using Project Search description example using Project Search Results description example using Reports description example using Select Rotary Actuator description using Sizing Configuration descripton example using Spec Sheet Data description example using Spreadsheet Sizing description example using diffuser increased velocity selecting for process conditions sizing Diffuser Spec Sheet example Dimensional data Dimensions CAD downs pipe sched downs pipe size dP25 allowable cavitation Duplicating a Project dynamic torque 29 62 62 62 45 45 45 45 45 45 60 60 61 37 37 27 27 27 58 58 58 22. 25 26 26 25 61 68 56 56 25 25 25 25 45 36 —D— data tables defaults atmospheric pressure changing English measurements metric measurements saving user defaults Deleting a User Deleting an Item delimited text file detailed valve sizing dialog boxes Calendar Dialog Box using Flow Coefficient description using using second view Help description example using Help Search example Item Tag description example using LpA vs.Index Cg (Flow Coefficient for Gas) CgA CgB Checking the Stroking Speed of an Actuator choked flow Closing Saving your work Closing FIRSTVUE™ components adding to spec sheets component A description component B description condition maintenance buttons configuring FIRSTVUE contact. 25 25 24. Q Table description example 72 27 27 27 27 28 43 48 53 25 44 31 31 32 69 70 69 70 49 49 49 29 29 —E— English measurements Entering and Selecting Process Conditions entering data application cases excess velocity Export ISA Files Export ISA Specification Files Exporting dimensional data ISA data 27 21 21 28 55 55 56 53 FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 75 .

42 Fv25 13 11 7 54 52 52 52 52 52 44 48 6 63 44 42 58 58 58 42 61 66 58 28 72 72 72 25 23 23 23 25 18 searching Help Dialog Box Help Search Dialog Box How to Use this Manual 69 70 70 4 —I— IDM Import ISA Specification File Import ISA project updates Import ISA Specifications Create Map File Import/Export Field list IDM Import/Export Capabilities of FIRSTVUETM Importing ISA data INSTALL. 72 76 .INI Fisher contact Fisher Diffuser spec sheet Fisher Reg spec sheet Fisher Rot spec sheet Fisher salesperson Fisher Spec Sheet example Fisher SS spec sheet flashing flow area flow capacity flow coefficients fluids gas/liquid two-phase flow sizing ideal gas liquid vapor vapor/liquid two-phase flow sizing FSP 1.FFV .50 Control Valve Specification Sheet ISA Sizing Import/Export requirements ISA Sizing and Specification data ISA Spec Sheet example Import/Export Requirements ISA Specification Import to FIRSTVUE ISA valve sizing item adding copying deleting description finding Item List Tab Item Tag Dialog Box item tags 52 54 54 54 53 54 52 53 5 5 52 52 54 54 54 25 55 55 55 55 58 53 53 53 61 67 53 54 25 47 48 48 41 48 10 49 49 —G— gas sizing detailed quick schematic gas/liquid sizing Getting Help for a Selected Topic Getting Help for the Active Screen or Field Getting Started Glossary See on-line help 25 23 24 25 69 69 4 73 73 —H— Header Tab Help context-sensitive jumping to topics printing a topic 7 69 69 72 71 —K— Kc 25.BSV .MDB export import Filling in Project Information Finding an Item FIRSTVUE™ Overview FIRSTVUE™ Reports Examples FIRSTVUE.LOG file Installing FIRSTVUE™ Instrument Data Manager Intergraph IDM Intergraph’s IDM FIRSTVUE Interface ISA Import/Export mapping selected fields ISA liquid sizing ISA Map File Customer defined fields ISA Mapping File Browse Create/Edit ISA PM spec sheet ISA S20.Index —F— Field Definitions Condition Summary Item Information Project Information File delimiter File formats .

38 37. Q Table Dialog Box 29 37.Index Km 25 Pc25 Pf exhaust Pf fill Pi exhaust Pi/Cg Pi/Q PID’s INtools® FIRSTVUE Interface pipe area piston positioners preferences prestroke exhaust prestroke fill print preview Print Preview Dialog Box printing draft mode print preview reports Diffuser Spec Sheet Fisher Spec Sheet ISA Spec Sheet Summary Report Printing Spec Sheets and Reports process conditions adding copying deleting renaming Program Overview Diagram project "Supplied to You By" changing contact information contact information creating a new project creating new project based on existing project dates description finding a project management numbers opening existing projects revision IDs revision numbers Project Header Screen project numbers Project Search Dialog Box Project Search Results Dialog Box pulp sizing purchasing a valve Pv25 —L— lbf/in 34 liquid sizing equations See on-line help data files detailed: 25 quick 23 schematic 24 LpA vs Q viewing for process conditions 26 LpA vs. 38 37. 25 Q/Cg monitor sizing quick actuator sizing quick exhaust quick valve sizing 39 34 72 22 —P— P125 P2 (Outlet Pressure) packing friction 24 34 FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 77 . Q 28 LpA vs. 38 39 39 54 72 38 72 27 37 37 61 62 62 61 61 61 61 61 59 21 22 22 22 22 19 44 44 42 42 45 44 41 45 41 44 44 44 44 42 44 45 45 25 42 —M— memory requirements metric measurements minimum area Modeling a New Project on an Existing Project Monitor Sizing Screen monitors calculating flow coefficients calculating flow rates calculating intermediate pressure sizing moving exhaust moving fill multiple accessories multiple instruments 4 27 72 45 39 38 39 39 39 38 37 37 38 38 —N— noise correcting predicting predicting with higher velocity than standard guidelines noise vs flow notes accessories adding to specification sheets changing components adding to specification sheets project sizing 28 26 25 26 28 59 50 59 50 40 —O— Opening an Existing Project Opening FIRSTVUE™ ordering a valve outlet area Overview 44 5 42 72 6 —Q— Q 24.

24 21 21.Index —R— Rc regulators Removing FIRSTVUE™ reports creating examples Diffuser Spec Sheet Fisher Spec Sheet ISA Spec Sheet Sizing Calculation Report Summary Report printing Reports Dialog Box revision ID # Reynolds number Rotary Actuator Sizing Screen rotary actuator. contacting Save as . 47 13 20 34 72 58 57 58 25 38 37 37 38 25 72 38 37. Paste Import FSP Spreadsheet sizing Yellow highlighted fields Sizing actuators automatic bellows manual rotary sliding stem Atmospheric Pressure diffusers methods catalog 14 detailed quick monitors report valves Sizing a Rotary Actuator Sizing a Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing a Valve Sizing Calculation Report example Sizing Configuration Dialog Box Sizing Monitors Sizing Screen Sizing Tab Sizing Valves Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing Screen solenoids Spec Sheet Data Dialog Box specification sheets types Spreadsheet Sizing Dialog Box spring diaphragm spring rate actuator spring spring return piston standard sizing start point stroking pressures equations used to calculate stroking speed piston 38 34 37 37 30 38 38 38 27 25 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 34 35 34 34 34 18 25 35 35 35 38 59 20 34 34 20 65 27 38 21. 1051 b. 25 38. 47 21 34 34 35 38 37 using seat load seat number Select Rotary Actuator Dialog Box Selecting a Valve Size and Type series instruments series regulators series restrictions Setting Sizing Preferences SG Shortcuts and Hints <Ctrl C> <Ctrl V> Atmospheric Pressure Caret Copy. 23 24 23.s.FFV schematic sizing Schematic Sizing Screen screens Monitor Sizing description example using Project Header description example using Quick Valve Sizing description using Quick Valve Sizing Screen example using Rotary Actuator Sizing description example using Schematic Sizing description example using Sizing description example using Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing description example using Stroking Speed Sizing description example 42 12 23 24 39 39 39 42 42 42 22 22 23 23 36 36 36 22. 72 5 57 59 68 66 67 65 64 59 60 44 25 36 72 —S— salesperson. 72 38 78 .

Index spring diaphragm spring return piston Stroking Speed Sizing Screen stroking time Summary Report example System Requirements 38 38 37 37.11 Windows 95 working monitor Working with Items —W— 28 25 4 4 38 46 FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 79 . 72 61 64 4 adding changing deleting Using Hypertext Links 42 42 42 72 —V— V250 control valve 36 valves LpA 25 selecting valve size 30 selecting valve type 30 sizing 20 sizing equations See on-line help data tables type (spreadsheet view) 25 V250 control valve 36 vapor sizing quick 23 schematic 24 vapor/liquid sizing 25 velocity calculating 26 Viewing a Table of Noise versus Flow 28 Viewing Warnings 28 viscosity 25 Vm 37 Vo 37 —T— T 25 tag name tags TB TD torque breakout calculating dynamic total exhaust time total fill time trip valves two-phase flow sizing TwoPhs GL TwoPhs VL 49 49 36 36 36 36 36 37 37 72 25 25 25 —U— uninstalling FIRSTVUE™ units units of measurement changing conversion English metric Updating User Information user information 5 27 27 27 27 27 27 43 warnings whisper trim Windows 3.

kg/cm2a. . LEGEND: FIRSTVUE Field Name: (*= Appears on list of available fields in FIRSTVUE. but is not used anywhere. kPa(g) 80 . .these notes do NOT print on the spec sheet.Appendix I FIELDS available for FIRSTVUE Import/Export NOTES . . They cannot be seen or modified in FIRSTVUE. . kg/cm2g. FIRSTVUE Field Name ItemTag ProjectName ProjectUnit PONum QuoteItemNum POItemNum POItemRev ContractNum MFRSerial DataSheetNum DataSheetOf QuoteId QuoteRevId DWGNum ServiceDesc FluidName FluidState CriticalPress CriticalPressUOM ISA Line# Header Header Header Header Header Header Header Header Header Header Header Header Header Header Header 1 N/A 1 1 Length 20 33 10 34 6 6 4 25 25 5 5 10 3 25 30 24 Valid Values. separated by a comma. bar(a). There is no limit to the number of these fields that can be used per item.You can import/export All or Some of the available fields.The remaining rows in the import/export file consist of 1 row per Item.The fields available for Import/Export are based on the ISA S20. field is not on ISA Spec Sheet) Length: FIRSTVUE Maximum Length (BLANK = No set limit as long value is within an acceptable range. For Excel applications.The first row of the import/export file must contain the Field Names of the fields being imported/exported.” Liquid. . wc g.FIRSTVUE imports/exports delimited text files. Not recommended for use at this time.Up to 15 Sizing Notes can be imported/exported for each item .50 Spec Sheet Line Number ("N/A" = Not Applicable . Gas. we suggest the VERTICAL BAR "|". Most sizing fields = 3 decimal places. kPa(a). in. . Vapor psig.e. For applications where you have more delimiter choices.50 Control Valve Spec Sheet.) Valid Values: Valid Values for FluidState and Unit-of-Measure (UOM) Fields.i. bar(g)."CUSTOMER-DEFINED" fields are fields that are imported and eventually exported unchanged.csv).) ISA Line#: ISA S20. . we suggest using the COMMA (. psia.The delimeter can be any printable character. Separated by a Comma “.

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OtherConditionName FlowRateUOM FlowRateMax FlowRateNorm FlowRateMin FlowRateOther InPressUOM InPressMax InPressNorm InPressMin InPressOther OutPressUOM OutPressMax OutPressNorm OutPressMin OutPressOther InTempUOM InTempMax InTempNorm InTempMin InTempOther DensityUOM DensityMax DensityNorm DensityMin DensityOther SpecificGravityMax SpecificGravityNorm SpecificGravityMin SpecificGravityOther MolWeightMax MolWeightNorm MolWeightMin MolWeightOther ViscosityUOM ViscosityMax ViscosityNorm ViscosityMin ViscosityOther SpecHeatRatioMax SpecHeatRatioNorm SpecHeatRatioMin SpecHeatRatioOther SpecVaporPressUOM SpecVaporPressMax SpecVaporPressNorm SpecVaporPressMin SpecVaporPressOther ReqCvMax ReqCvNorm ReqCvMin ReqCvOther TravelMax TravelNorm TravelMin TravelOther AllowSPLMax 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 11

lb/h, kg/h, gpm(US), l/m, m3/h, barrel/d, scfh, Mmscfd, scfm, Nm3/h, scfd

psig, psia, in. wc g, bar(a), bar(g), kg/cm2g, kg/cm2a, kPa(a), kPa(g)

psig, psia, in. wc g, bar(a), bar(g), kg/cm2g, kg/cm2a, kPa(a), kPa(g)

deg F, deg C, deg R, deg K

lb/ft3, kg/m3

cSt, cP, SSU, mPa.s

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AllowSPLNorm AllowSPLMin AllowSPLOther PredictSPLMax PredictSPLMaxLTSignOnly PredictSPLMaxValueOnly PredictSPLNorm PredictSPLNormLTSignOnly PredictSPLNormValueOnly PredictSPLMin PredictSPLMinLTSignOnly PredictSPLMinValueOnly PredictSPLOther PredictSPLOtherLTSignOnly PredictSPLOtherValueOnly Line12ConditionName Line12UOM Line12Max Line12Norm Line12Min Line12Other InPipeLineSched InPipeLineSize PipeLineUOM OutPipeLineSched OutPipeLineSize OutPipeLineOD OutPipeLineWallThick PipeInletDiameter PipeOutletDiameter ValveInletOutletDiameter PipeLineInsType PipeLineInsThick PipeLineInsThickUOM ValveBodyType ValveBodySize ValveBodySizeUOM ValveBodyANSIClass MaxPress MaxPressUOM MaxTemp MaxTempUOM ValveMFR ValveModel BodyMatl BonnetMatl BodyLinerMatl BodyLinerID BodyLinerIDUOM InEndConn InEndConnSize InEndConnSizeUOM InEndConnRating OutEndConn OutEndConnSize 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13,14 14 14 14 14 N/A N/A N/A 15 15 15 16 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 21 22 22 22 22 23 23 5 5 5 1 <

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OutEndConnSizeUOM OutEndConnRating FlgFaceFinish EndExtLength EndExtLengthUOM EndExtMatl FlowDirection BonnetType LubIsoValve Lube PackingMatl PackingType ExtraBodyBonnetAttr TrimType TrimSize TrimSizeUOM TrimRatedTravel TrimRatedTravelUOM TrimCharacter TrimBalance TrimRatedCv TrimRatedCvValueOnly TrimRatedCvUnitOnly TrimRatedFl TrimRatedXt ClosureMatl SeatMatl CageGuideMatl StemMatl ExtraTrimAttr ExtraTrimAttr2 NECClass NECDiv NECGroup SpecAccReq1 SpecAccReq2 SpecAccReq3 SpecAccReq4 SpecAccReq5 SpecAccReq6 SpecAccReq7 SpecAccReq8 SpecAccReq9 ActuatorType ActuatorMFR ActuatorModel ActuatorSize ActuatorSizeUOM DiaphragmArea DiaphragmAreaUOM ActuatorServiceInd ActuatorModulating SpringActionInd ActuatorMaxAllowPress ActuatorPressUOM ActuatorMinReqPress MaxAvailAirSupplyPress 23 23 24 25 25 25 26 27 28 28 29 30 31 32 33 33 33 33 34 35 36 36 36 36 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 43 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 54 55 55 55 55 56 56 57 58 58.59 59 61 2 6 25 4 2 20 25 25 10 10 23 25 40 25 18 18 16 16 25 40 11 9 2 8 8 25 25 25 25 40 40 15 7 9 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 24 10 25 17 17 6 3 7 13 25 8 8 8 8

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AvailAirSupplyPressUOM MinAvailAirSupplyPress MinBenchRange MaxBenchRange BenchRangeUOM ActuatorOrient HandWheelType AirFailValveInd AirFailValvePress AirFailValvePressUOM ExtraActuatorAttr InputSignalMin InputSignalMax InputSignalUOM PositionerType PositionerMFR PositionerModel SignalOutIncrDecr AirPressGaugeInd PositionerBypassInd CamCharacter ExtraPositionerAttr SwitchType SwitchQty SwitchMFR SwitchModel ContactForm SwitchCurrentRating SwitchCurrentRatingUOM SwitchVoltageRating SwitchVoltageRatingUOM SwitchFrequency SwitchFrequencyUOM ActuationPoints ExtraSwitchAttr AirSetMFR AirSetModel AirSetPress AirSetPressUOM AirSetFilterInd AirSetGaugeInd ExtraAirSetAttr HydroPressTest HydroPressTestUOM LeakageClass ExtraTestReq1 ExtraTestReq2 ISASpecRev ISASpecRevDate ISASpecRevDesc ISASpecRevOrig ISASpecRevAppv ISASpecRev2 ISASpecRevDate2 ISASpecRevDesc2 61 61 62 62 62 63 64 65 65 65 66 67 67 67 68 69 69 70 71 71 72 73 74 74 75 75 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 77 78 79 79 80 80 81 81 82 83 83 84 85 85 Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision 8 8 25 25 25 24 24 7 10 8 40 23 23 23 24 10 26 22 26 4 22 40 25 6 10 25 4 4 2 3 2 3 2 24 40 10 25 8 8 10 18 40 8 8 23 40 40 3 11 20 6 6 3 11 18 psig, psia, in. wc g, bar(a), bar(g), kg/cm2g, kg/cm2a, kPa(a), kPa(g)

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Unlimited number can be used. deg C. FIRSTVUE™ User’s Guide 85 . deg R.Appendix I ISASpecRevOrig2 ISASpecRevAppv2 ISASpecRev3 ISASpecRevDate3 ISASpecRevDesc3 ISASpecRevOrig3 ISASpecRevAppv3 ISASpecRev4 ISASpecRevDate4 ISASpecRevDesc4 ISASpecRevOrig4 ISASpecRevAppv4 ISASpecRev5 ISASpecRevDate5 ISASpecRevDesc5 ISASpecRevOrig5 ISASpecRevAppv5 CriticalTemperature CriticalTemperatureUOM CompressibilityFactor ValveStyleModifierFd LineNumber LineType FLMax FLNorm FLMin FLOther XTMax XTNorm XTMin XTOther CompressibilityFactorMax CompressibilityFactorNorm CompressibilityFactorMin CompressibilityFactorOther PressureDropMax PressureDropNorm PressureDropMin PressureDropOther PressureDropUOM InstrumentTypeName PlantName AreaName UnitNumber LoopName MeasuredVariable SpecFormNumber EnclosureTag SolenoidTag ActuatorTag AirFailValveTag PositionerTag SwitchTag AirsetTag RepName SIZING-NOTE CUSTOMER-DEFINED Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 6 6 3 11 18 6 6 3 11 18 6 6 3 11 18 6 6 deg F. deg K 30 20 6 30 30 6 20 6 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 35 Can have up to 15 Sizing Notes per Tag Cannot be seen or modified in FIRSTVUE.

Appendix I ItemOwner* SpecSheetType* ResponseOrg* RefSpec* CustomerName* JobNum* PlantSite* InPressShutoff* OutPressShutoff* InTempShutoff* InPipeLineOD* InPipeLineWallThick* EndExtSched* IPXcderInd* SolenoidValveInd* EstWeight* EstWeightUOM* FaceToFaceDim* FaceToFaceDimUOM* OverallHgt* OverallHgtUOM* RemoveClearance* RemoveClearanceUOM* N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 86 .