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Piping and Valves: Fundamentals for the Water and Wastewater Maintenance Operator

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About the course

Piping and valves are very essential parts of any industrial and practical engineering application. Design and protection of pipelines components and their construction and mechanical integrity as well as the selection of valves are in fact one of the very important practices of most engineers and technicians. This course covers the designing details of piping and valves according the relevant codes in order to achieve the best efficiency and reliability. The course also addresses the construction and protection used in pipelines and valves and the mechanical integrity needed for reliable and safe operations.

## Course Objectives

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

  • Understand the basics and fundamental backgrounds about fluid flow in pipes and valves and all various components of pipeline systems
  • Enumerate the different types of valves
  • Review current codes and standards relating to piping and valves design, construction and mechanical integrity
  • Recognize the materials and construction of pipelines and valves
  • Determine the mechanical integrity of pipelines and valves needed for safe and reliable pipelines operation


### Day 1


  • Classifications of valves
  • Valve selection guidelines
  • Pipes and pipelines: definitions and explanation Valve Types, Design and Construction

### Day 2

Pressure Valves and Safety

  • Check valves
  • Safety and relief valves
  • Self acting reducing valve
  • Air relief valve
  • Foot valve

Control and Automation

  • Check valves
  • Safety and relief valves
  • Self acting reducing valve
  • Air relief valve
  • Foot valve

### Day 3


  • Iron and steel pipes
  • Fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) pipes
  • Thermoplastic pipes
  • Pipe joints and couplings
  • Expansion and contraction joints
  • Corrosion and cathodic protection
  • Corrosion of stainless steel
  • Valve corrosion
  • Protective coatings and linings

### Day 4

Pipelines/ Pipe Work

  • Pipeline cleaning
  • Pipe cutting and bending
  • Pipeline inspection and evaluation

### Day 5

Performance and Calculations

  • Flow of liquids through pipes
  • Flow of mixtures through pipes
  • Compressible flow in pipes
  • Cavitation
  • Noise control

Who should attend

This course is designed to meet the needs of operators, technicians, engineers, and managers who are involved with design and operation of pipelines and valves.

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