Flowserve Launches ValveSight

An Asset Manager for Control Valves, ValveSight Reduces Costs, Improves Uptime Through Predictive Diagnostics

Flowserve has recently announced the launch of Flowserve ValveSight, an asset management solution for integrated control valves and automated quarter-turn valve packages.

The ValveSight solution significantly reduces unexpected plant or process downtime by predicting potential failure modes and prioritizing condition-based maintenance before the performance of the working process can degrade. ValveSight reduces maintenance costs associated with preventative and break-fix activities by ensuring that actions are focused on solving root causes and not just symptoms. Most importantly, ValveSight improves safety and environmental compliance by proactively identifying critical issues before they occur.

ValveSight’s intelligent diagnostic software continuously captures rich diagnostic data from the valve, actuator, positioner, and control signal while the process is running and displays the data in an intuitive graphical user interface. The ValveSight interface is designed to allow users to translate a broad spectrum of different alarms and data points into simple at-a-glance color-coded health indicators. Because the diagnostic algorithms within ValveSight are built on Flowserve’s knowledge and experience gained through decades of designing, manufacturing, operating, and servicing valve and automation solutions, ValveSight is able to recognize data patterns that indicate an eroding service condition before a process variable reaches an out-of-tolerance level, and translate that condition into actionable device-specific maintenance advice.

“Plant operations depend on the performance, health, safety and environmental considerations of valves and actuators. ValveSight’s predictive intelligence built into the Logix MD digital positioners addresses these concerns by improving output and lowering costs without sacrificing safety and reliability,” said Ahmad Zahedi, Director of Research and Development, Control Sector, Flowserve Flow Control Division. “ValveSight allows for increased mean time between failures by allowing plant managers to pinpoint developing malfunctions while the control valve is still in service, and reduces mean time to repair during turnaround periods. ValveSight software is easy to use and simple to integrate into plant operations.”

ValveSight helps plant managers better prioritize planned maintenance. Instead of checking and servicing hundreds of control valves during scheduled downtime, ValveSight alerts maintenance only when and where it is needed, saving time and money.

Because the intelligence of the diagnostic software lies within the Flowserve Logix MD series of positioners, the system is compatible with both Flowserve and competitor valves. ValveSight is also available as an upgrade to most existing Logix 3000 series positioners. The company plans to make ValveSight available on the Flowserve Logix 500 and PMV D3 family of positioners in the near future, as well as the Flowserve Automax family of smart switchboxes for quarter-turn valve packages.

Running on FDT/DTM, a globally recognized integration standard, ValveSight can be connected to a Host DCS, workstations, or any system that supports FDT/DTM open architecture. Due to the FDT/DTM technology standard, the user does not need special training in order to gain immediate benefits of the ValveSight system.

For more information about ValveSight, please visit
www.valvesight.com.

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Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 9


Autumn 2017 // Issue 42
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