US 9,811,081 B2
Emergency test control panel device, system and method
Kenneth W. Junk, Marshalltown, IA (US)
Assigned to FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC, Marshalltown, IA (US)
Filed by FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC, Marshalltown, IA (US)
Filed on May 6, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/148,156.
Application 15/148,156 is a continuation of application No. 12/871,536, filed on Aug. 30, 2010, granted, now 9,335,762.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/239,593, filed on Sep. 3, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2016/0252900 A1, Sep. 1, 2016
Int. Cl. G05B 23/00 (2006.01); G05B 23/02 (2006.01)
CPC G05B 23/0256 (2013.01) 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A test control panel for a testing system for testing a valve system including a valve controller, the test control panel comprising:
a test input device configured to generate a test input signal;
a timer for reading a duration of the test input signal;
a verification device configured to verify that the duration of the test input signal is valid to initiate the test;
a transmitter device configured to communicate a start test signal to the valve controller in response to a valid duration of the test input signal verified by the verification device and initiate the test to cause the valve controller to proceed with a test routine;
a first output indicator configured to indicate when the start test signal was sent from the test panel to the valve controller;
a receiver device configured to receive signals from the valve controller device; and
a second output indicator configured to indicate a state of the test, wherein the first output indicator indicates that the start test signal was sent independent of the state of the test.