RI Wireless Valve Monitoring

Norman Equipment offers wireless valve monitoring devices from RI Wireless, a Rotork brand. This automated wireless valve monitoring solution provides real time position-indication to the control system and enables predictive maintenance on actuated valves using its diagnostics capabilities which helps drive capital expenditures and reduce operating expenses while increasing safety and productivity for the RI Wireless Valve Monitoring customer.

Benefits of the RI Wireless valve monitoring system are that it is available at a fraction of the cost compared to wired alternatives, predictive valve failure notifications, full range position and limit indications, 5 year battery life and more. The value of the RI Wireless monitoring system is that it will improve safety, increase your yield and reduce risk, eliminate unnecessary shutdowns and improve your plant profitability.  See more below...

RI Wireless

Wireless Monitoring Standards

  • ATEX approved for Zone-1 safe installations
  • Embedded in ISA100
  • Integrated OPC interface to PLC/DCS/SCADA
  • TUV/CE certified
  • Wireless standards supported: ISA 100.11A and ZigBee Pro

The RI Wireless monitoring system is used to monitor various types of valves operating in a process plant and provides field and control room operators an overview of valve performance status in real time. This automated system enables wireless valve monitoring without the use of cables or any other infrastructure. Components of the RI Wireless valve monitoring system include:

  • VMD – Valve Monitoring Device - The RI Wireless VMD incorporates the means and sensors to measure the angle which corresponds to the opening status of the valve. It is the basic component of the RI Wireless Monitoring System and is installed on top of the monitored valve or actuator. It consists of a stem attached mechanically to the valve or actuator axle.
  • DIB – Digital Input Box - The DIB is a non-routing sleepy device that consists of wireless monitoring module using the most advanced 2.4 GHz 802.15.4 communication protocols. It’s capable of receiving up to 3 digital inputs and transfers the data in real time.
  • OD – Operator’s Device - This OD is a field device used to deliver messages and performance data to the operator and is used to support installation, configuration, provisioning, calibration, maintenance, and network performance.
  • Wireless Router - Each wireless router collects and routes data to associated VMDs and other nearby wireless routers and transmits the information to the control center.
  • Tunneling Router - A wireless router that transfers data collected from the wireless network to the management components of the TCP/IP network.
  • WMS – RI Wireless Management System - This is the central software program on the TCP/IP network that maintains the wireless network, performs the data logging and publishes sensor information to clients.
  • PLC Adaptor – PLC/SCADA/DCS interface - This adds robustness to the entire system by providing industrial class and redundant interface to PLC, DCS, and SCADA, as well as network management abilities.