Why Choose this Training Course?
Grab the opportunity to attend an exciting course that equips you with all the necessary knowledge to enter the world of valves and actuators. The workshop is highly interactive, and is suitable for all delegates, regardless of their background. Whether you are part of the team purchasing the valves, or a key member involved in implementing maintenance activities, or a process control specialist, this is the one course that you should not miss out on! Valves, actuators, associated equipment, process control using valves – this and much, much more are covered in 5 knowledge-filled days.
The training course focuses on applications and examples deemed to be relevant to your industry and is cognizant of your working environment. At least 50% of the workshop is devoted to practical exercises and discussions, to keep attention spans at optimal levels.
This AZTech training course will feature:
- Essentials of control valves
- Actuators and associated valve equipment
- Theoretical and practical sizing aspects
- Selection, installation and maintenance essentials
- Tuning and optimizing a process using control valves
What are the Goals?
By the end of this AZTech training course, participants should be able to:
- Comprehend valve operation
- Understand and appreciate assorted common valve types
- Size and select the correct valve set (including actuators), suited to each specific application
- Choose suitable positioners, based on prevailing conditions
- Use multiple techniques to tune a valve-controlled process
Who is this Training Course for?
It is irrelevant whether delegate valve knowledge and experience ranges from novice to advanced. The workshop starts from first principles, and builds up, with the emphasis on delegate participation. Instructor guidance is delivered on a personal level, and delegates are encouraged to ask as many questions as necessary.
This AZTech training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
- Instrumentation, electrical, mechanical, process and maintenance engineers, specialists and staff
- Design teams
- Budgeting and financial staff
- Team leaders, supervisors and foremen
How will this Training Course be Presented?
This AZTech training course starts off from basics and builds up to an advanced level, as far as control and using valves and actuators, are concerned. None-the-less, it is presented in such a way that even total novices will feel comfortable from the very beginning. No-one is left behind and the instructor takes pride in guiding all delegates along the way, with personal assistance, where required.
Delegates are encouraged to keep an open mind and to immerse themselves in all exercises and discussions, to ensure that maximum learning takes place. Preference will always be given to applications and examples that tie up with the working environment encountered by the delegates.
The Course Content
Day One: Introduction and Theory
- Control valve purpose and principles
- Flow conditions and pressure drops inside a valve
- Control valve and actuator signals
- Types of flow, Reynold numbers, vortices, gas vs liquid flow, Cv, Choked flow, etc.
- Cavitation and flashing
- Valve classification, associated hardware and an introduction to valve types
Day Two: Valve Specifics, Characteristics and Sizing
- Continuation of valve types
- Valve selection and valves in P&IDs
- Valve leakage
- Valve characteristics (including equal percentage, linear, etc.)
- The relationship between inherent versus installed characteristics
- Calculations pertaining to valve sizing for a liquid application
Day Three: Actuators, Positioners, Trims, Maintenance and Safety
- Valve sizing, using software
- Actuators, and the choices available
- Valve positioners
- Cavitation and noise control
- Valve installation and maintenance
- Pressure relief and SIS valves
Day Four: Process Control Using Control Valves
- Introduction to process control
- The PID controller
- Open-loop tuning
- Closed-loop tuning
- Trial & error tuning (open and closed loop)
Day Five: Optimum Control, Using Control Valves
- Valves in cascade loops
- Valves in ratio loops
- Valves in non-linear loops
- Valves in loops with long time delays
- Valves used in conjunction with PLCs
- New innovations in control valve technology
- AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course