ValveLink™ & Diagnostics for FIELDVUE™®–Data Interpretation, 1759 - Emerson Course

Specific for:

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.


  • Welcoming-Introduction.
  • 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.

Course Details

For this location the course is available On Demand or On Site

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