Tester for valve measurement

The Fluke™ 710 mA loop valve tester distributed by RS Components is an easy-to-use tool that greatly simplifies the testing of control valves, enabling the quick measurement of critical valve readings using a simple two-wire connection.
Traditionally, complex equipment has been used for control valve testing, but use of these complicated devices has meant extensive training for users, as well as removal of the control valve under test, and potentially one or two hours of bench testing. However, the Fluke 710 offers built-in test procedures and a highly intuitive interface including valve status indicators.
Importantly, the device provides quick checks of control valves while they are in place in a system. It sources the 4-20mA current loop signal and causes the smart control valve to move, while simultaneously interrogating the HART communication protocol data to collect critical diagnostic information about the valve’s position and status. Therefore, the tester enables technicians to make fast and confident decisions on whether maintenance, and potentially system downtime, is required or not.