• Sizing, Selecting, and Applying Process Control Valves (EI30)


    Length: 3 days
    CEU Credits: 2.1
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


    "The extensive course materials provided contained useful information about values/sizing and selection, both theoretical and practical." ~Mike Jones, Electrical Supervisor

    You will gain a practical understanding of control valves, actuators, and positioner designs and their applications. This course also provides methods that can be used to identify specific valve problems and to arrive at acceptable solutions within engineering tolerance.

    You will be able to:

    • Compare various types of final control elements
    • Identify a typical valve operation in a control loop
    • Differentiate between various types of valves and the benefits of each
    • Compare rising stem to rotary style valves
    • Analyze a control system to determine control valve needs
    • Apply ISA standards for control valve specification and selection
    • Size valves for any flow condition likely to be found in a process plant
    • Evaluate and select actuators for specific applications
    • Specify appropriate auxiliaries including positioners and I/P transducers
    • Design control valve installations that are safe and trouble-free

    You will cover:

    • Introduction: Valve in Loop | Valve | Actuator | Positioner
    • Basic Valve Types: Globe | Ball | Plug | Butterfly
    • Actuators: Spring/Diaphragm | Piston | Vane | Scotch-Yoke | R & P
    • Comparison: Rising Stem | Rotary | Accessories | Positioner | I/P
    • Valve Performance: Gain | Time | Trim | Special Needs
    • Flashing/Cavitation and Noise: Cause/Effect | Prevention | OSHA | Source and Abatement
    • Installation: Performance | Safety | Other
    • Valve Sizing: Manual | Computer
    • Specification and Selection: Process Requirements | Other Considerations
    • Maintenance and Troubleshooting Considerations: Special Requirements | Diagnostic Tools
    • Smart Valves: Available Designs | Applications in Industry

    Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

    • Test valves to evaluate performance factors
    • Size valves manually and with software
    • Specify valves, actuators, and auxiliaries for specific applications
    • Evaluate operation of valves with pneumatic actuators and positioners
    • Demonstrate smart valve/positioner operation

    Recommended Resources
    : Control Valve Primer, Latest Edition

    If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

    Not sure this particular course is for you?
    pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.