Control Valves 101

A complete guide to understanding control valves in process control systems

This course is the complete guide to understanding control valves and the role they play in any process oriented system. In the lectures we introduce control valves, the various components that make up the valves and then we talk about the different types of control valves and the application of each.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand control valve definitions, terminology and role in process control.
  • Size control valves for liquid and gas services.
  • Understand control valve selection and characteristics.
  • Review control valve installation considerations.
  • Sizing and selecting control valves for various process systems.

Course Content

  • Control Valves – Introduction.
  • Control Valve – Characteristics & Installation.
  • Control Valve – Sizing Equations.
  • Summary.

Control Valves 101

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of process flow .
  • Basic understanding of fluid dynamics.
Description

This course is the complete guide to understanding control valves and the role they play in any process oriented system. In the lectures we introduce control valves, the various components that make up the valves and then we talk about the different types of control valves and the application of each.

The course is made up of 11 short lectures, under 15 minutes each and guides you through all the concepts and methodologies that are needed to understand how to apply control valves to you process system.

Anyone studying the basics of engineering or works in a process oriented industry (eg: Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Pulp & Paper) should take this class, which explains the knowledge and application of using control valves in process systems.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who works in the oil & gas industry
  • Anyone who works in a process oriented industry (eg: Food & Beverage, Pulp & Paper, etc..)
  • Anyone studying engineering basics and thermodynamics
  • Students studying chemical or process engineering and design
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