D3® Hardware Maintenance with 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.

Training type: Scheduled

Start date: Feb 26, 2024

End date: Feb 28, 2024

Duration: 3 days

Location: Aiken, SC, United States of America

Description: 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 are 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.

Objective: Learn basic operation of PCM 4100/4200 hardware and 8000 I/O devices. Diagnose system malfunctions and make repairs such as hardware setup and fuse and board replacement.

Audience: Automation.

Pre-requisites: Familiarity with digital multimeters and basic process instrumentation.

Registration information:


Aiken Training Center

139 Darlington Drive, Suite 200

Aiken, SC 29803


$2,620 USD/person

Course tuition includes all course materials and documentation. Course fees do not include travel, meals, accommodations, or other travel related expenses. As a courtesy, Valmet will provide lunch for one day a week during the classes at all of our training facilities.

Prices listed are valid for the period of time for which the schedule is in effect. Course tuition can be paid with a purchase order, check or credit card. Purchase orders and checks should be mailed to the following address, prior to the start of the course.

Valmet, Inc.

Educational Services

11425 Cronhill Drive

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Cancellations and Substitutions

Course registrations can be cancelled with a full refund up to 10 working days prior to the starting date of the course. Cancellations received within fewer than 10 working days before the scheduled start date of the course, will be subject to a late-cancellation fee of 25% or full tuition. A fee equivalent to the cost of the course, will be charged on cancellations on or after the scheduled start date or no-show. Valmet's Educational Services has the right to cancel courses two weeks prior to the start date that do not meet minimum enrollment standards.

Hotel Accommodations

Augusta Bushfield Airport is about a thirty-minute drive from Valmet’s Aiken Training Facility and Columbia Airport is about an hour away. Suggested hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn

350 Eastgate Drive

Aiken, SC 29803


Country Inn and Suites

3270 Whiskey Road

Aiken, SC 29803


Deadline for registration:

Tuition fee: $2,620 USD/person


  • 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

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