|ME122||25 - 29 Aug 2019||Dubai - UAE||4,950|
*All fees are exclusive of VAT
Why Choose this Training Course?
Valves are synonymous with just about every industry around the world. Having said that, anyone dealing with this type of equipment knows that there is a lot to learn, and many choices to be made. Of course, a special component or mechanism is also required to operate the valve, and it must have a source of energy. This is known as the actuator, and it takes this energy and converts it into mechanical motion, which is transferred through to the valve.
This training course aims to take the mystery out of all aspects pertaining to valves and actuators, and to assist delegates in seamlessly going through all the important thought processes related to these devices, from selection to installation, and everything in between. At the end of the day, the valve and actuator must not be seen in isolation from the rest of the process, but as part of a greater loop, where they are expected to operate at optimal levels.
This training course will feature:
- The purpose, principle and types of valves
- Actuator types, and other equipment associated with valves
- Valve and actuator combinations
- Valve and actuator maintenance, and taking a system from installation to operation
- Optimal material selection, specific to valves and actuators
What are the Goals?
The primary goal of this training course is to remove the mystery out of valve and actuator technology. Correct product selection is crucial and, bearing this in mind, the goals of the training course would be to assist delegates in:
- Differentiating between the different types of valves available, and focusing on their advantages and disadvantages
- Developing a system, using the specific actuators that will provide the greatest benefit, based on their individual advantages and disadvantages
- Selecting the appropriate additional equipment (and, combinations of equipment, where necessary)
- Learning to take any installation from the specification and selection process, right through to installation and maintenance phases
- Sizing valves correctly, whilst identifying and gaining familiarity with ANSI / DIN pipe sizes and pressure ratings
At the end of this training course, you will learn to:
- Choose a valve and actuator combination that is most applicable to a specific requirement
- Understand leakage rates applicable to valves
- Gain insights into preventative and other maintenance aspects, specific to valves and actuators
- Understand and become fluent in terminology pertinent to valves and actuators
- Understand safety relief valves, as well as other valves used in emergency situations
Who is this Training Course for?
This PetroKnowledge training course will be aimed primarily at people in fields associated with valves and actuators. This would be inclusive of instrumentation, electrical, mechanical, process and other disciplines actively involved in either the utilization or the selection and installation of valves and actuators.
This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
- Maintenance personnel (specifically, from those fields closely associated with the equipment)
- Supervisory personnel
- Instrumentation technicians and engineers
- Process engineers
- Mechanical engineers
- Design staff
- Representatives from the health and safety departments
- Engineers in other disciplines
- People from a financial background, who have an interest in cost containment, by using the most effective devices available
- Management and senior management staff
How will this Training Course be Presented?
The Valves & Actuators Technology training course has been very carefully planned to have a representative breakdown in teaching methodologies that are proven to be effective. Yes, they will be a theoretical component. But, just as importantly, they will be pre-and post-test evaluations, individual assessments per section, group discussions, group and individual practical exercises, as well as computer simulations, where required.
Day One: Valve Basics - What happens inside the Valve from a Process Point of View, Valve Types and Associated Hardware
Competency description: Leaders must not only make the right decisions, but must also make sure they are effective in implementing these decisions. This can only be done, if the basic knowledge is at a level enough to sustain these decisions.
- Learn about all performance aspects of valves
- Identify pitfalls your equipment may be subject to
- Hone your skills in matching equipment with requirements and applications
- Ensure you make full use of the advantages of specific pieces of equipment, on offer
Topics to be covered
- Valve purposes, principles, flow conditions and operation
- Signals, pressure drops, flow profiles and Reynolds numbers
- Cv, choked flow and flashing and cavitation
- The requirements, classification and selected associated hardware for valves and actuators
- The operation, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of an assortment of different types of valves, including cage, split-body, globe, needle, angled, y-styled, 3-way, pinch, gate (including slab gate and expending gate), choke, check (including rubber duck-bill, tilting disc & swing), single-vs double-seated, and balanced valves
Day Two: A Continuation of Valve Types, Associated Equipment and Characteristics
Competency description: Being able to interpret a P&ID is crucial. Having the ability to assist in the design of these documents adds even more benefit. But, involvement without communication skills is meaningless. You need to be able to develop your skills, so that you can provide guidance and effective communication in getting concepts down on paper.
- Interpreting a P&ID
- Creating a P&ID
- Differentiating between equal percentage, linear and quick operating valves
- Using inherent valve characteristics, to get a valve response that suits your needs, after installation
Topics to be covered
- The operation, as advantages and disadvantages of an assortment of different types of valves not covered on Day 1 (including butterfly, ball, rotary plug, diaphragm, ARV / ARC, Bellow sealed (both forged and welded), breathe / vacuum release, orbit, pressure seal, fixed cone and annular valves
- Miscellaneous equipment, closely associated with valves and actuators
- P&ID diagrams (using valves) and valve seat leakage rates
- Characteristics associated with valves
- Inherent versus installed characteristics
Day Three: Manual and Software Valve Sizing, Actuators and Positioners, Trims and Maintenance
Competency description: It is crucial that someone steps “up to the plate”, and provides sound guidance and knowledge of selecting and specifying the correct valve, in certain installations. But, to do this, that person needs to have insight, be flexible, be able to analyze an array of situational characteristics and properties, and provide crucial leadership in maintenance strategies.
- Collect and interpret current plant operating conditions and factors
- Accurately implement strategic calculations, which will both improve performance, and reduce unnecessary valve costs
- Internalizing methods and knowledge to protect your equipment from cavitation and flashing
- Provide leadership in looking at maintenance strategies that are beneficial as well as cost effective
Topics to be covered
- Manually sizing a valve
- Sizing a valve, using software from manufacturers
- Actuators, benchsetting and valve positioners
- Cavitation and noise trims and valve material selection
- Valve maintenance, fault finding, dead band and stiction
Day Four: Pressure Relief, SIS, Valve Action, Combinations, Terminology, Codes and Standards
Competency description: Thinking about plant performance from a safety perspective, goes hand in hand with leadership and decision making capabilities. It is vital that skills are implemented, which combine may different aspects, holistically.
- Understanding and selecting the right safety devices
- Knowing when additional safety features need to be added, and looking at multiple, independent solutions
- Implementing “fail-close” and “fail-open” strategies
- Implementing and adhering to plant and international best practice and guidelines, pertaining to valve installations
Topics to be covered
- Pressure relief devices and the limitation of safety relief valves
- Valves associated with safety instrumented systems
- Valve action (fail safe), ANSI / DN pipe sizes and applicable pressure ratings
- Optimizing valve-actuator combinations for various applications, terminology used, and valve and actuator maintenance aspects and issues
- Codes and standards as well as piping & installation guidelines
Day Five: Using Control Valves in an Assortment of Control Strategies
Competency description: It is crucial that leadership be shown, in loop performance optimization and enhancement. This can only be achieved, with a complete insight into successful strategies.
- Open and closed loop tuning strategies
- Using tuning strategies to overcome dead-time delays
- Implementing gain scheduling, in tricky non-linear applications
- Getting the most out of your valve, using programmable devices (which may utilize several programming languages)
Topics to be covered
- PID and loop tuning strategies
- Feedback, feed forward, cascade and ratio control
- Dealing with long dead times
- Non-linear control valve applications
- Valve control, using a specialized controller such as a PLC
- Pumps & Pumping Systems Optimization
- Troubleshooting Process Operation
- Understanding and Preventing Process Equipment Failures