D/3® Hardware Maintenance with NovaTech Automation® 8000 I/O


A three-day course designed to give plant personnel the ability to identify malfunctions of the D/3® Distributed Control System using graphics and console displays. The PCM 4100 and 4200 hardware and 8000 I/O hardware is covered in lecture as well as hands-on experience in troubleshooting and repair. This course is specific to D/3® Distributed Control Systems running on software versions 12.2 and higher. Students should carefully check their D/3® software version and system configuration before enrolling in this course.


Familiarity with digital multimeters and basic process instrumentation.

Topic Outline

  • Overview of D/3® operation and terminology
  • Operator console displays and alarm interpretation
  • PCM 4100/4200 micro configuration
  • 8000 I/O rack configuration and operation
  • 8000 I/O module replacement
  • Power supply indications
  • Hands-on troubleshooting using displays, indicators, and meters
  • D/3® Ethernet diagnostic tools
  • Controlling analog and digital EPNs

Upcoming dates:

Monday, December 05

Aiken, SC