Design, Principles & Operation of Valves and Control Valves

A complete understanding of design, construction details & functioning of valves for successful operation of your piping system

What You Will Learn in This Course

  • Valves of various designs and applications
  • Components, their function & operation
  • Calculate the resistance coefficient "K" of any valves
  • Choose the correct valve for application
  • Principles of operation of valve actuators 
  • Flow coefficient "Cv" of a control valve

What is Covered in This Course

Valves of various designs and applications are encountered nowadays throughout petroleum refining, petrochemical, and process industries as well as in power generation and environmental engineering.

This course is designed to give you a complete understanding of construction details and the functioning of valves. This understanding is a prerequisite for the successful operation of your plant and piping system.

The course includes extensive graphics, 3D animations, and cross-sectional views to give you practical virtual exposure to valves.

In this course, you will :

    1. Discover the major types of valves used in the process industry
    2. Learn their components, their function & their operation
    3. Have the opportunity to dismantle many valves and assemble them using 3D models, cross-sectional views, and 3D animations
    4. Also included in this course is an in-depth discussion on actuators and control valves. You will learn how control valves are used to regulate the flow of a fluid. Concepts such as head loss, pressure drop, valve coefficient "Cv," flow resistance, valve curves, and cavitation will be presented.
    5. Finally, the course introduces you to valve symbols and representation in engineering drawings such as Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs). Standards and conventions that apply to valves and their accessories will be discussed in detail. In engineering drawings, you will learn how valve status and failure modes are depicted.

Course Objectives

    • Understand valves and control valves working principles for the successful operation of your plant and piping systems
    • Understand valve construction details (bonnet, stem, disk, seat, packing, body, etc.)
    • Know the characteristics and applications for each valve type (ball, plug, gate, pinch, butterfly, diaphragm, check, needle...)
    • Know how to choose the correct valve for a certain application
    • Know how to dismantle and assemble all types of valves using 3D and 2D models
    • Identify and know the principles of operation of common valve actuators (pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, etc.)
    • Understand how single-acting and double-acting pneumatic actuators work through graphics and 3D animations
    • Understand the principle of fail open (FO) and fail close (FC) actuators
    • Know how to convert a single-acting spring return actuator to a double-acting actuator and vice versa
    • Know how to convert a fail-close actuator to a fail-open actuator and vice versa
    • Learn how to size valves
    • Learn how to calculate the resistance coefficient "K" of any valves
    • Learn what the flow coefficient "Cv" of a control valve means and how to use it in assessing flows and pressure drops
    • Understand the theory of regulating flow with control valves
    • Understand the concepts of cavitation and choking in control valves through graphics and 3D animations
    • Learn how to size and select a control valve when designing and operating any piping system for both gases and liquids
    • Know and identify valve symbols on engineering drawings such as P&IDs
    • Know the standards and conventions for valve status (open, closed, throttled)
    • Identify valve position and failure mode on your P&IDs (LO, LC, FO, FC, FAI…)
    • And much more...

So with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the curriculum, and we look forward to seeing you in the first section.

Also, remember, as an enrolled student, you will have unlimited access to this material and one-on-one instructor support. So feel free to ask us for help in the Q&A section when needed. We will be pleased to help you and ensure you learn valuable information from us.

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Brilliant, highly informative course explained in exquisite details
Chloe Garcia
Excellent course. All technical information regarding valves are explained in great detail. Animations help explain the various valve types and how they work. Also at the end of the course someone can download some very useful calculation tools.
Nikolaos Patronis
This was my first course with WR Training. I picked a subject I know fairly well so that I could gauge how good the courses were. I have gained further knowledge and good resources to come back to another time. I will be booking another course in the near future
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  • 2. Sizing Valves for the Process Industry
  • 3. Safety & Pressure Relief Valves
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