Field instrumentation device communicator adds valve diagnostics

Emerson 475 Communicator 3.2 adds ValveLink mobile application to run valve diagnostics in the field.


Emerson has announced the release of its 475 Field Communicator 3.2, which includes the new ValveLink Mobile application. The company says this allows users to access predictive diagnostics from Fisher Fieldvue digital valve controllers in the field and transfer the results to AMS Suite predictive maintenance application , for in-depth analysis and documentation. The communicator provides universal support for all HART, WirelessHART, and Foundation fieldbus devices. With an intrinsically safe rating, it can be used anywhere in the plant.

ValveLink Mobile software provides an easy-to-use tool for startup, commissioning, and diagnosing Fieldvue instruments in the field. As part of the 475 Field Communicator, it provides touch-screen access to key maintenance and troubleshooting tools. Diagnostic data can be viewed and stored locally as well as uploaded to Emerson's AMS Suite or other asset management platforms for additional evaluation and diagnosis.

Following a task-based approach to the human interface, ValveLink Mobile simplifies access to data with minimal clicks of the touch screen and the use of flick, zoom in, and zoom out features. Users can follow simple instructions to setup and calibrate valves and run diagnostics such as stroke valve, step response, and valve signature on the entire valve assembly.

ValveLink Mobile is available for all 475 Field Communicator and 375 Field Communicator users who have an active Easy Upgrade license.


-Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor,
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