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1400 - Valve Technician I

Course number
1400
Cost
$3,480 (price per student; taxes extra)
Venue
In-Class

Synopsis:

This 4.5 day course explains how valves and actuators function and how they are installed and calibrated. It emphasizes installation, troubleshooting, parts replacement, and calibration of control valves, actuators, positioners, and digital valve controllers.

Who Should Attend:

This introductory course is for valve mechanics, maintenance personnel, instrument technicians, and others who are responsible for maintaining control valves, actuators, and control valve instrumentation.

Objectives:

Students who complete this course will be able to:

  • Correctly perform installation procedures
  • Perform basic troubleshooting
  • Properly apply and calibrate positioners and FIELDVUE digital valve controllers
  • Change valve trim, gaskets and packing

Topics:

  • Control valve terminology
  • Globe valves
  • Packing
  • Actuators, positioners, and digital valve controller
  • Bench set
  • Seat leak testing
  • Ball valves
  • Butterfly valves
  • Eccentric disc valves
  • Valve characteristics

Prerequisites:

Experience in instrument calibration and control valve maintenance, installation, and operation would be helpful