Valves & Actuators Technology

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Valves & Actuators Technology

Taking the Guesswork out of Valve Sizing and Selection

Scheduled Dates

13 - 17 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
30 Sep - 04 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

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 PetroKnowledge 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 Valves & Actuators Technology 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?

What are the Goals?

The primary goal of this Valves & Actuators Technology 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

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This Valves & Actuators Technology 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 Valves & Actuators Technology training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Instrumentation technicians and engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Maintenance personnel (specifically, from those fields closely associated with the equipment)
  • Supervisory personnel
  • 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?

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.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Valve Basics - What happens inside the Valve from a Process Point of View, Valve Types and Associated Hardware

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
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When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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