Maintenance Technician Reliability Engineer Reliability Engineer Operator - Control Valves
This course is designed to teach the techniques necessary to collect and interpret valve diagnostic tests performed using AMS ValveLink™ software.
This 3 days course uses classroom lectures and hands on workshops to teach the student to interpret and analyze diagnostic data obtained using FIELDVUE™ Digital Valve Controllers and
AMS ValveLink™ software. Students will perform diagnostic tests on a variety of valve/actuator combinations and use the data to determine bench set, dynamic error band, seat load, spring
rate and other pertinent parameters.
Students will also perform comparison tests on valves/actuators containing assembly or operating flaws and use the data for troubleshooting purposes.
Students who take this course will be able to:
- Use/understand diagnostic terminology.
- Interpret AMS ValveLink™ diagnostic traces and determine bench set, packing friction, seat load, spring rate, dynamic error band and a number of other common valve parameters.
- Use diagnostic traces to troubleshoot problems in valve/actuator assemblies.
- Cernay Site Visit (if possible).
- Pneumatic Control Valve Terminology.
- Features of the Digital Valve Controller and AMS ValveLink™ Software.
- AMS ValveLink™ Diagnostic Tests.
- Data Interpretation.
- Troubleshooting Techniques.
- Comparison Testing Techniques.
- Performance Diagnostics.
- Review – Evaluation - Conclusion.
Students must have completed courses:
- Fundamentals of FIELDVUE™ Digital Instruments & the handheld Communicators (Course #1751) or its equivalent.
- ValveLink™ & Diagnostics for FIELDVUE™ -Operations (Course #1752) or its equivalent.