Monitoring and Diagnostics of Control Valves using the “VlvMon” Function Block in SIMATIC PCS 7
Objective of this entry
A low-cost solution can be achieved by intelligent combination and logical interpretation of measured process values which are (mostly) already available in the DCS, in contrast to high-end condition monitoring systems based on dedicated additional sensors, e.g. vibration sensors or structure-borne sound sensors. The VlvMon function block is part of the Condition Monitoring Library.
The following issues are discussed in the document:
- How to implement valve monitoring.
- How to parameterize and commission valve monitoring.
- How to evaluate the monitoring results in the context of plant asset management.
This entry was created with SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0, the procedure is valid for higher versions of SIMATIC PCS 7.
Documentation (573,3 KB)
Manual PCS 7 Condition Monitoring Library V9.0
Download PCS 7 Condition Monitoring Library V9.0
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