Control Valve Types, Function, Selection and Maintenance

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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  • 5 days
  • in person

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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This course is intended for all engineers & technicians in the field of instrument and control, automation, chemical, consulting, design & project, electrical, maintenance and operations.

About the course

This course covers fundamentals of Final Control Element including what is a Final Control Element? , control valve types, control valve components , control valve accessories and control valve applications employed in a number of common control applications including compressors, boilers, distillation columns, chemical reactors and other systems related to the oil and gas industry. The other part of this course covers control valve sizing, valve characteristics and control valve engineering. The last part of the course covers Valve Calibration, Maintenance and troubleshooting.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • To give an understanding of the principles and practice of the following Elements:
  • Control Valve Overview
  • Types of Control Valve & Actuator
  • Valve Characteristics
  • Valve positioner ( Conventional and Smart ) Overview
  • Valve Calibration , Maintenance and troubleshooting,
  • To allow the delegate to become familiar and confident with a range of Control valve types
  • To understand the concepts of Process Control and acquire the Knowledge relating to the characteristics and properties of a control valve
  • To disseminate and share experience and knowledge with other delegates through open session discussions hence broadening the knowledge base of all
  • To become familiar and knowledgeable with PID control implemented inside a positioner
  • To have the confidence and knowledge to apply the above techniques
  • And principles to be used in valve Maintenance and troubleshooting

Course Outline

Day 1

Pre Test

Process Control Valve introduction

  • What is a Final Control Element?
  • Final Control Element applications
  • ISA Definition
  • Purpose of a Control Valve
  • Function of a Control Valve
  • Flow Through a Restriction

Day 2

Control Valve applications

  • Control Valve Applications
  • Types of Control Valves
  • Application Types
  • Accessories

Components of a Control Valve

  • Trim Materials
  • Bonnets & Packing
  • End Connection Types
  • Basic Fluid Mechanics Definitions
  • Valve actuators
  • Valve positioned
  • Valve accessories

Day 3

Control Valve Theory

  • Turbulent Flow
  • Non-Vaporizing Turbulent Flow
  • Control Valve Process Data

Control Valve Characteristic

  • Flow Characteristic
  • Liquid Level Systems
  • Pressure Control Systems

Day 4

Control Valves Types

  • Reciprocating
  • Rotary

Control Valve Sizing

  • Control Valve Sizing – Liquid
  • Equation for Non-Turbulent Flow
  • Incompressible fluid – choked flow of vaporizing fluid
  • Vapor pressure
  • Critical Pressure Drop
  • Valve Recovery Factor, FL
  • COMPRESSIBLE Flow Gases & Vapors

Day 5

Control valve engineering

  • Control Valve Hierarchy
  • What are Severe Service Valves?
  • Root Cause Excessive Fluid Velocity
  • Control valve noise

Maintenance and troubleshooting

  • Control valve calibration
  • Control valve tuning
  • Control valve consumable spare parts
  • Control valve flashing and cavitation’s

Post Test

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

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