Title: Introduction to ValveWatch

ValveWatch is an online monitoring system that utilizes advanced technology to remotely monitor valves and actuators, intentionally detect problems before they impact production. The system consists of various types of sensors, which can be deployed in a variety of ways. Valve leakage can be measured in open or closed settings. ValveWatch has historically been installed on safety critical valves (typically ESD/ESV, HIPPS), but is now also monitoring production critical valves, such as the monitoring of x-mas trees, wellheads, Safety Relief valves and production valves. The ValveWatch system incorporates sensors attached to or near the valve and actuator assembly to routinely monitor and record their performance. Strain sensors and actuator pressure sensors monitor valve & actuator performance during operation, while dynamic pressure sensors and acoustic sensors monitor the valve for internal seat leaks. Together, these sensors provide operators an automated checkup on the condition of the valve and actuator package. This title links to a power point presentation by MRC.

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