Valves & Actuators Technology

Taking the Guesswork Out of Valve Sizing and Selection

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Date Duration Venue Fees
01-05 Jul 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register
14-18 Oct 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register

Course Overview

Valves are synonymous with just about every industry around the world. Anyone dealing with this type of equipment knows that there is much to learn and many choices to make. Of course, a special component or mechanism is also required to operate the valve, and it must have a source of energy. This is known as the actuator, and it takes this energy and converts it into mechanical motion, which is transferred through to the valve.

This Valves & Actuators Technology training course aims to take the mystery out of all aspects of valves and actuators and assist delegates in seamlessly going through all the vital thought processes related to these devices, from selection to installation and everything in between. The valve and actuator must not be seen in isolation from the rest of the process but as part of a greater loop, where they are expected to operate at optimal levels.

Course Objectives

The primary goal of this training course is to remove the mystery of valve and actuator technology. Correct product selection is crucial; the training course’s goal would be to assist delegates in enhancing their knowledge.

After the training course, the participants will learn to:

  • Differentiating between the different types of valves available, and focusing on their advantages and disadvantages
  • Differentiating between the different types of valves available and focusing on their advantages and disadvantages
  • Developing a system using the specific actuators that will provide the most significant benefit based on their advantages and disadvantages
  • Selecting the appropriate additional equipment (and combinations of equipment, where necessary)
  • Learning to take any installation from the specification and selection process right through to the installation and maintenance phases
  • Sizing valves correctly whilst identifying and gaining familiarity with ANSI/DIN pipe sizes and pressure ratings

Target Audience

This training course will be aimed primarily at people in fields associated with valves and actuators. This would include instrumentation, electrical, mechanical, process and other disciplines actively utilising, selecting, or installing valves and actuators.

It is suitable for a wide range of working professionals, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Instrumentation Technicians and Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Maintenance Personnel (specifically, from those fields closely associated with the equipment)
  • Supervisory Personnel
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Design Staff
  • Engineers in other disciplines
  • Management and Senior Management Staff
  • Representatives from the Health and Safety Departments
  • People from a financial background who have an interest in cost containment by using the most effective

Training Methodology

This Valves & Actuators Technology training course has been carefully planned to have a representative breakdown of teaching methodologies that are proven effective. Yes, they will be a theoretical component. But, just as importantly, they will be pre-and post-test evaluations, individual assessments per section, group discussions, group and individual practical exercises, and computer simulations, where required.

Course Outline

Day One

Valve Overview

  • From a Process Point of View, Valve Types and Associated Hardware: What happens inside the Valve?
  • Valve Purposes, Principles, Flow Conditions and Operation
  • Signals, Pressure Drops, Flow Profiles and Reynolds Numbers
  • Cv, Choked Flow and Flashing and Cavitation
  • The Requirements: Classification and Selected associated Hardware for Valves and Actuators
  • The Operations: Advantages and Disadvantages of an Assortment of Different Types of Valves:
    • Cage
    • Split-body
    • Globe, Needle
    • Angled
    • Y-styled, 3-Way
    • Pinch Gate (including slab gate and expending gate)
    • Choke
    • Check (including rubber duck-bill, tilting disc & swing)
    • Single vs Double-seated
    • Balanced Valves
Day Two

A Continuation of Valve Types, Associated Equipment and Characteristics

  • The Operations: Advantages and Disadvantages of an Assortment of Different Types of Valves:
    • Butterfly
    • Ball
    • Rotary plug
    • Diaphragm
    • ARV/ARC
    • Bellow sealed (both forged and welded)
    • Breathe/Vacuum Release
    • Orbit
    • Pressure Seal
    • Fixed Cone and Annular Valves
  • Miscellaneous Equipment – closely associated with Valves and Actuators
  • P&ID Diagrams (using valves) and Valve Seat Leakage Rates
  • Characteristics associated with Valves
  • Inherent vs Installed Characteristics
Day Three

Manual and Software Valve Sizing, Actuators and Positioners, Trims and Maintenance

  • Manually Sizing a Valve
  • Sizing a Valve: Using software from manufacturers
  • Actuators: Benchsetting and Valve Positioners
  • Cavitation and Noise Trims and Valve Material Selection
  • Valve Maintenance: Fault-finding, Dead Band and Stiction
Day Four

Pressure Relief, SIS, Valve Action, Combinations, Terminology, Codes and Standards

  • Pressure Relief Devices and the Limitation of Safety Relief Valves
  • Valves associated with Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Valve Action (fail-safe), ANSI/DN Pipe Sizes and Applicable Pressure Ratings
  • Optimizing Valve-actuator Combinations for Various Applications, Terminology Used, and Valve and Actuator Maintenance Aspects and Issues
  • Codes and Standards, as well as Piping & Installation Guidelines
Day Five

Using Control Valves in an Assortment of Control Strategies

  • PID and Loop Tuning Strategies
  • Feedback – Feed Forward, Cascade, and Ratio Control
  • Dealing with Long Dead Times
  • Non-linear Control Valve Applications
  • Valve Control: Using a Specialised Controller such as a PLC


Upon successful completion of this training course, Newage Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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