Q:What are the power requirements?

DSA3217 and DSA3207 modules require 28 ± 4 Vdc at 10 VA.
DSA3016 modules are powered by the DSA3016 enclosure
DSA3218 modules with an optional heater require 28 ±4 Vdc at 35

Q:What are control pressures?

Control pressures are used to switch the valves in a module to
one of the standard operating modes: Zero, Operate, Calibrate, and
Isolate. Electronic signals are not required to switch these

Q:How do the control pressures operate the valves?

Each module requires two or three control pressures to operate
the valves, depending on the valve logic. ZOC16, ZOC17 and all DSA
modules require three pressures. Two of the pressures control the
normal valve modes. The third pressure controls a separate purge

The different modes of operation are obtained by applying the
control pressures in a logical sequence. Truth Tables may be found
in the appropriate module hardware manual that show the logic
required for proper operation.

Q:How do the valves in Scanivalve Modules operate?

All ZOC16, ZOC17, and DSA modules have four way valves for each
sensor. Application of a control pressure causes a piston in each
valve to compress an o-ring, forming an air tight seal. All of
these valves are capable of, and have been tested to, a minimum of
one million operations.

Q:Is it possible to minimize the number of control pressures needed?

In some cases, yes. For DSA modules, a single control pressure
may be used for “Zero Calibrations” Also, CTL 1 and CTL 2 may be
applied from the same source to switch the module into the
Calibration mode.

Q:Do control pressures have to be applied at all times?

All DSA series, ZOC16, and ZOC17 modules are” normally open”
valves. That is, no control pressure is required to put the module
in the Operate mode. Control pressures are required to switch the
valves to the other modes of operation. The control pressure used
for these modules must be 90 to 120 psi depending on the
pressure range of the module.

Q:What quality of air should be used for control pressures?

In order to prevent damage to the valves and sensors, the
control pressures for all modules must be “Instrument Grade”. For
more information, please refer to ISA Specification ISA-S7-3.

Q:How do I upgrade the software?

Software upgrades are available from Scanivalve Corp. A detailed
procedure may be found in the DSA3200 Series Software Manual,
which is also available for download from this website. For more
information on updating software for these modules, contact
Scanivalve Corp, Product Service Department.

Q:I have lost my backup coefficients. What can I do?

Scanivalve Corp keeps a record of the coefficients for each
module generated in the most recent calibration performed at
Scanivalve Corp. These coefficients can be obtained at no charge by
contacting Scanivalve Corp, Product Support Dept.

Q:How often should I calibrate the module?

DSA modules should be re-calibrated at a six month interval for
the best accuracy. Scanivalve Corp provides a utility program for
customers who can perform their own calibrations. This program is
called PressCal and may be downloaded from this website at no

Q:How do I change the IP Address?

The IP Address in a DSA3200 series module may be changed by a
user. The IP address is stored as a variable in the operating
system. This variable can be changed only by using the RS232
connection. A procedure for this may be found in the DSA3200 Series
Software Manual.

Q:I cannot communicate with the Unit on the Ethernet connection?

Verify that the Ethernet cable is the correct cable for the
connection. A “straight wired” cable must be used if the Host
computer is connected to the DSA module through a hub. For direct
connections from a Host to a DSA module, a “cross wired” cable must
be used.

The Host computer must have an IP address specified to be in the
same class as the DSA module. For example:  if the DSA module
has an IP address of, the Host computer must have an
IP address of 191.30.80.sn.