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Valve Technician I

Course 1400      CEUs: 3.2

This introductory course is for valve mechanics, maintenance personnel, instrument technicians, and others who are responsible for maintaining control valves, actuators and control valve instrumentation.


This course explains how valves and actuators function and how they are installed and
calibrated.  It emphasizes installation, troubleshooting, parts replacement, and calibration of control valves, actuators, positioners and digital valve controllers. Those who complete this course will be able to:
•  correctly perform installation procedures
•  perform basic troubleshooting
•  properly apply and calibrate, positioners and FIELDVUE digital valve controllers
•  change valve trim, gaskets and packing


Some experience in instrument calibration and in control valve maintenance, installation, and operation would be helpful.


•  Control Valve Terminology
•  Globe Valves
•  Packing
•  Actuators, Positioners and Digital Valve Controllers
•  Bench Set
•  Seat Leak Testing
•  Ball Valves
•  Butterfly Valves
•  Eccentric Disc Valves
•  Valve Characteristics

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