• Control Valve Mechanics and Operations from Analog to Digital (TS18)


    Length: 4.5 days
    CEUs: 3.2
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    This course offers the student a comprehensive study of the control valve's mechanical composition, actuation and positioning accessories including a detail study of digital valve controllers (DVCs). The class is hands-on, lab intensive leading the student to a real-world working knowledge of valve mechanical configurations, valve operations and positioner calibrations.

    In addition the student will gain a working knowledge of DVC operations including configuration, calibration, tuning and diagnostics utilizing the latest communication tools (HART communicators, AMS software, etc).

    This is a GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY course ideal for the field service technician!

    You will be able to:

    • Identify various control valve loops on P&ID documentation
    • Describe control valve operations including:
      • Manual operation
      • On/off control
      • Valve positioning
      • DVC operations  
    • Mount various accessories on valves including:  
      • Solenoid
      • Limit switches
      • Positioners (analog)
      • Position transmitters  
    • Configure, setup and/or calibrate:
      • Solenoids
      • Limit switches
      • Positioners (analog)
      • Position transmitters
      • I/P transducers
      • DVCs
    • Demonstrate the proper use of communication devices including:  
      • Fluke calibrators
      • HART communicator
      • AMS software 

    You will cover:

    • Terminology
      • Valve  
      • Actuator
      • Positioner
      • Accessories
    • Documentation  
      • P&ID   
    • Body Design  
      • Linear motion
      • Rotary Motion
    • Actuators  
      • Spring opposed diaphragm
      • Piston
      • Rack and Pinion
    • Positioners  
      • Pneumatic and Electro-pneumatic
    • Accessories  
      • Solenoids
      • Limit switches
      • Position transmitters
    • DVCs
      • Configuration
      • Calibration
      • Diagnostics
    • Regulator  
      • Direct and Pilot-operated

    Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

    • Valve assembly and mounting of actuator, solenoid, limit switch, pneumatic positioner and position transmitter
    • Calibrate I/P transducer, pneumatic positioner & position transmitter
    • Configure and calibrate a DVC  
    • Utilization of 475 HART communicator & AMS software

    Recommended Pre-requisites:

    • Prior attendance in ISA course FG07 or basic knowledge of process control 

    Recommended Resources:

    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.