Training

Basic Valves

Correspondence Course 2019

Price: R8 000.00 (ex. VAT)

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Working with Basic Valves is a 6 module correspondence course that is designed to be completed in about 25 hours over a three month period.

It covers the basics of what a valve is and what materials are used.

There is an online quiz at the end of each module and an exam at the end of the course with a pass mark of 50%.

Module 1 - What is a valve?

  • Sizes
  • End Connections
  • Valve components
  • Methods of Operation
  • Terminology

Module 2 - Choosing the Right Valve for the Job

  • Materials
    • Plastics
    • Rubbers
    • Metals
  • Trim Materials
  • Corrosion

Module 3 - Linear valves

A detailed discussion of the design, characteristics and application of the Gate, Flexible wedge, Parallel slide, Knife gate, Penstock, Globe.

Module 4 - Rotary valves

A detailed discussion of the design, characteristics and application of the Plug (lubricated and non-lubricated) Ball and Butterfly valves.

Module 5 - Flexible movement valves

A detailed discussion of the design, characteristics and application of the pinch and diaphragm valves.

Module 6 - Other valves

  • Air valves
  • Sleeve Valves
  • Needle valves
  • Bonneted gate valves
  • Penstock valves
  • Radial Gate valves
  • Self regulating valves
  • Glossary of valve terminology
Who should attend:
  • Anyone who deals with valves
  • Maintenance Foreman and Mechanics
  • Valve Salesman
  • Internal valve sales people
  • Project Engineers
  • Buyers
Pre-Requisites:

No specialist knowledge or skills are required - only a technical background so that there is an understanding for such factors as the difference between pressure and force.
This course is a good introduction to someone who has had no dealings with valves in the past as well as an important refresher course for anyone who would benefit from the back-to-basic approach.
Training methodology:

Each delegate will work on his own although ideally small groups should meet regularly to discuss the content of each module and share ideas. As the module is complete there are self evaluation questions to be completed.

Working with Valves

Correspondence Course 2019

Price: R10 000.00 (ex. VAT)

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This 10 module online correspondence course is a more specialised course focusing on Control Valves

Module 1 - Introducing Valves

What are the basic valve types? Five basic designs of valves. Valves commonly used throughout industry. Basic Valve design. Materials of construction. Valve ratings. Some important terms used in valve selection. Other characteristics of valves.

Module 2 - Choosing the Right Valve for the Job

  • Valve types:
    • Gate valve
    • Globe valve
    • Ball valve
    • Butterfly valve
    • Check valve
    • Plug valve
    • Body materials. End Connections

Module 3 - Linear valves

A detailed discussion of the design, characteristics and application of the Gate, Flexible wedge, Parallel slide, Knife gate, Penstock, Globe, Diaphragm and Pinch valves.

Module 4 - Rotary valves

A detailed discussion of the design, characteristics and application of the Plug (lubricated and non-lubricated) Ball and Butterfly valves.

Module 5 - Special Valve types

Valve types designed to carry out a range of protection and control of flow, and pressure. A detailed discussion of the design, characteristics and application of the Check, Safety and Relief, and Pressure control valves.

Module 6 - Automatic control valves

Module 7 - Actuators, Valve operating forces and Pneumatic Actuators

Module 8 - Electric and Hydraulic actuators, Actuators for control valves

A detailed discussion of the design, characteristics and application of the use of actuators to control valves.

Module 9- Installation of valves and actuators; the maintenance requirements

In this module we look at the activities involved in installing valves and actuators. The requirements for valve maintenance are also covered.

Module 10- Summary

A round-up of the key points to consider when selecting valves and actuators.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone who deals with valves
  • Maintenance Foreman and Mechanics
  • Valve Salesman
  • Internal valve sales people
  • Project Engineers
  • Buyers
Pre-Requisites:

No specialist knowledge or skills are required - only a technical background so that there is an understanding for such factors as the difference between pressure and force.
This course is a good introduction to someone who has had no dealings with valves in the past as well as an important refresher course for anyone who would benefit from the back-to-basic approach.

Training methodology:

Each delegate will work on his own although ideally small groups should meet regularly to discuss the content of each module and share ideas. As the module is complete there are self evaluation questions to be completed as well as an assignment. The assignments are then sent to the course administrator who will arrange for them to be marked by an engineer. Feedback will be provided to the course participant. These assignments are a very important part of the course.

Working with Control Valves

Correspondence Course 2019

Price: R12 000.00 (ex. VAT)

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This 10 module online correspondence course is a more specialised course focusing on Control Valves:

Module 1

Principles of fluid mechanics, Choked Flow, Cavitation, Flashing

Module 2

Use of datasheets, Units, CV, FI, XT, Manual Sizing, Velocity

Module 3

Valve types, Criteria, Seat Leakage, Characteristic, Turndown

Module 4

Trims, CC, LN Disk Stack, Multistage, Multiturn, Diffusers

Module 5

Sizing software, Examples

Module 6

Materials of construction, Bodies, Trims, Packing/Gaskets, Pressure Ratings

Module 7

Actuators, sizing, Volume Tanks

Module 8

Positioners, Conventional Intelligent, Volume Boosters, Solenoids, Feedback, Accessories

Module 9

Desuperheaters, Attemporators

Module 10

Troubleshooting

This course is also designed to last 6 months and includes quizzes and an online exam.

Savama certificates are awarded at the successful completion of each course.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone who deals with valves
  • Maintenance Foreman and Mechanics
  • Valve Salesman
  • Internal valve sales people
  • Project Engineers
  • Buyers
Pre-Requisites:

A good knowledge of basic valves is essential for this course as well as a technical background.
This course is designed for people who want to understand how to size control valves and appreciate the importance of why this is necessary.

Training methodology:

Each delegate will work on his own although ideally small groups should meet regularly to discuss the content of each module and share ideas. As the module is complete there are self evaluation questions to be completed as well as an assignment. The assignments are then sent to the course administrator who will arrange for them to be marked by an engineer. Feedback will be provided to the course participant. These assignments are a very important part of the course.

 

Should you be interested in doing any of these courses, please contact:

Sam Trollip

Cell: 082 870 6889

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