Valves: Operation & Maintenance

Code : M/34

Why Attend This Training Course?

Power Plant and other industries do deal with different types of valves. All piping systems are fitted with valves for controlling purposes or safety requirements. Understanding the function of each valve type will have an important reflection on the process quality, equipment and plant reliability, and the economics of the whole activity. Understanding the problems associated with valves is essential for diagnosis and troubleshooting and the needed maintenance for the particular type of valves. The purpose of this course will be to develop in participants a working knowledge of various valves, as well as the different procedures and regulations associated with their maintenance and installation. With the completion of this course the participants will be equipped with the basic knowledge required to identify valves, their construction, and repair of valves and their associated components. This course will also provide the attendee with the knowledge necessary to understand and enhance their mechanical aptitude in the area of valve maintenance and repair.

What Is The Training Course Methodology?

This training methodology illustrates the concepts involved in the above areas through practical consideration of actual real-life problems, as well as explanation of concepts by experts in area using video projectors and computer aided case studies based on practical applications. Participants will solve their system problem, where the trainee’s try to apply the skills learnt with guidance from our specialized experts. ACAD will provide participants a comprehensive assessment on the problems solved using the skills acquired in the training course.

Who Should Attend This Training Course?

The training course is intended to Engineers and technicians whose work involves maintenance and who are responsible for a large number of valves in a production, processing or plant operation.

What Is The Training Course Objectives?

By the end of this training course, participants will be get a thorough understanding of the design of heat exchangers. Also, to develop their capabilities in operating and maintaining heat exchangers units in their plants.

What Is The Training Course Curriculum?

Classification of Valve Types
  • Major valve types
  • Valve functions, characteristics and field of uses
  • Main valve elements
  • Case study (I)
Valves Selection and Design
  • Design factors and sizing of valve
  • Causes of erosion/ Corrosion of valve elements
  • Flow characteristics, noise and water hammering
  • Case study (II)
Body Material and Dimensions
  • Steam materials
  • Valve packing
  • Valve-Piping connections
  • Pressure and temperature regulators
  • Steam traps and strainers
Valve Actuators and Control
  • Valves symbols and standards
  • Test methods for valves
  • Valves maintenance and repair
  • Valve inspection and cautions
Repair and Replacement of Worn Parts
  • Replacement procedure of valve packing
  • Valve lubrication
  • Safety aspects
  • Noise abatement for valves
  • Practical application

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