Original air date September 19, 2023

The Future of Control Valve Maintenance: 24/7 Online Diagnostics

By allowing maintenance teams to proactively address problems, online connected positioners can help extend the life of control valves, which can reduce operational costs and downtime.

Attendees are eligible for a certificate of completion.

End users have an urgent need to increase uptime and ensure stable operations. The only way to do this is determine how devices are performing and predict faults before they cause unplanned downtime. However, with the retirement of experienced personnel and the lack of in-house expertise knowledge of the possible thousands of devices in a single plant, companies must find ways to bring a new generation of workers up to speed or use Internet of Things (IoT) technology to keep operations running and plan for maintenance strategies.

Control valves positioners have evolved exponentially in recent years. Positioners now can provide a full stack of valve, actuator, control and positioner diagnostics, but these diagnostics are different for each OEM  vendor and hard to understand the severity of each alarm and of each device to know when it is a nuisance alarm or when to act..

In the current business environment, production facilities are seeking to monitor their assets remotely, predict equipment failures before they happen, and take preventive measures to avoid disruptions by giving OEM vendors SMEs access through a secure (Read-Only) IoT connection to collect device data and provide live monitoring and predictive analytics without major infrastructure changes.

This webinar will discuss the benefits of connecting control valves positioners to the cloud. By connecting positioners to an accessible portal, users can access real-time diagnostics, which can help them identify and address potential problems. This can lead to reduced downtime, increased efficiency and improved safety.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the benefits of connecting control valves positioners to the cloud.
  • Learn about the different ways to connect control valves positioners to the cloud.
  • Gain insights into the future of on-line diagnostics for control valves positioners.
  • Utilize OEM SMEs to provide preventive measures to avoid production disruptions.

Presented By:
Ed Silva, Director of Engineering, Smart Products, Flowserve Corporation

Moderated By:
Chris Vavra, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology

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