Oil and Gas Engineering Training Courses


Control Valves & Actuators - Control & Safety Systems

Introduction:

This training seminar is a highly interactive introduction to the most important features and characteristics of control valves and actuators. Valve and actuator combinations are used in every process around the world, and understanding and utilizing them correctly is essential for efficient operation and control. This training seminar is designed to provide hands-on thinking about valve and actuator installations, enabling participants to consider, select, and install the best equipment for the application at hand.
This Control Valves & Actuators Training Seminar will highlight important aspects of valves and actuators, leading to a better understanding of the flow aspects associated with these devices. The differences between valves and actuators can be very large or very subtle. Participants will learn to note and distinguish the differences between the various devices and how they fit into the larger scheme of things. With this experience, participants will be better equipped to make informed decisions and to help make decisions at a higher level.

Targeted Groups:

  • Key instrumentation personnel involved in valve maintenance
  • Senior management and staff responsible for valve and actuator selection
  • Mechanical and electrical staff that come into contact with valves
  • Process control engineers requiring a high plant availability, often affected by valves
  • Designers, industrial engineers and staff responsible for plant safety
  • All personnel with a vested interest in applications that require / utilize valves

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend the inner operation of most commonly utilized valve types
  • Decide on the best valve to use, for specific applications
  • Determine the most cost effective valve size
  • Determine the best device to drive and operate an assortment of valves
  • Get control valves to operate optimally in the field, using an assortment of techniques

Targeted Competencies:

  • Valve Principals, Purposes, Types, Control Signals and Flow Conditions
  • Valve in P&IDs, Leakage, Valve Characteristics and Valve Size Calculations
  • Valve Software, Actuators, Positioners, Cavitation & Noise Control & SIS
  • 3-term Controllers and Loop-tuning for Processes Containing Control Valves
  • Using Valves in Cascade, Ratio, Dead-Time Dominant, Non-Linear and PLC-Controlled Processes

Course Content:
Unit 1: Valve Principals, Purposes, Types, Control Signals and Flow Conditions:

  • Valve Principles, Valve Purposes and Control Signals used with Valves
  • Flow Conditions in and around Valves
  • Reynolds Numbers
  • Cavitation and Flashing and How This Influences Valve Selection
  • Associated Equipment - Pertinent to Valves
  • Definitions and Principles of Operation of the Major Types of Valves

Unit 2: Valve in P&IDs, Leakage, Valve Characteristics and Valve Size Calculations:

  • Continuation of the Definitions and Principles of Operation of more Major Types of Valves
  • Additional associated Equipment - Pertinent with Valves
  • P&ID Diagrams associated with Valves
  • Valve Leakage and Valve Leakage Rate Calculation
  • Valve Inherent Characteristics and their importance once installed
  • Performing Manual Calculations - for Valve Sizing

Unit 3: Valve Software, Actuators, Positioners, Cavitation & Noise Control & SIS:

  • Software Used to Size Control Valves
  • Assorted Actuators and their Properties and Characteristics
  • Valve Positioners
  • Cavitation and Noise Control - in and around valves
  • Valves and How They Fit into Pressure Relief and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • Using Digital Controllers - with valves

Unit 4: 3-term Controllers and Loop-tuning for Processes Containing Control Valves:

  • Understanding and Implementing the Right Controller Action - for fail-safe valves
  • Understanding all of the Variables - associated with three-term control
  • Open Loop Tuning - for controllers that act on control valve loops
  • Closed Loop Tuning - for controllers that act on control valve loops
  • Trial and Error Tuning - to optimize control valve performance

Unit 5: Using Valves in Cascade, Ratio, Dead-Time Dominant, Non-Linear and PLC-Controlled Processes:

  • Setting-up a Cascade Loop - using a single valve and multiple controllers
  • Setting-up a Ratio Loop - using a Single Valve and Multiple Process Variables (PVs)
  • Dead Time Dominant Loops - how this affects the valve performance, and how this is corrected
  • Using a Control Valve in a process that exhibits different responses in different zones
  • Combining PLCs - for valve control

Cairo (Egypt)
14 - 18 Jul 2024
3500 Euro
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
22 - 26 Jul 2024
5500 Euro
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
28 Jul - 01 Aug 2024
4500 Euro
Dubai (UAE)
28 Jul - 01 Aug 2024
4500 Euro
Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt)
04 - 08 Aug 2024
4500 Euro
Vienna (Austria)
12 - 16 Aug 2024
5200 Euro
Online
18 - 22 Aug 2024
2500 Euro
Dubai (UAE)
18 - 22 Aug 2024
4500 Euro
Istanbul (Turkey)
01 - 05 Sep 2024
5000 Euro
Amman (Jordan)
15 - 19 Sep 2024
3200 Euro
Barcelona (Spain)
16 - 20 Sep 2024
5500 Euro
Cairo (Egypt)
20 - 24 Oct 2024
3500 Euro
London (UK)
21 - 25 Oct 2024
5800 Euro
Madrid (Spain)
28 Oct - 01 Nov 2024
5500 Euro
Rome (Italy)
11 - 15 Nov 2024
5500 Euro
Madrid (Spain)
11 - 15 Nov 2024
5500 Euro
London (UK)
11 - 15 Nov 2024
5800 Euro
Cairo (Egypt)
24 - 28 Nov 2024
3500 Euro
Vienna (Austria)
25 - 29 Nov 2024
5200 Euro
Munich (Germany)
09 - 13 Dec 2024
5200 Euro
Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt)
29 Dec 2024 - 02 Jan 2025
4500 Euro
Manama (Bahrain)
29 Dec 2024 - 02 Jan 2025
5500 Euro
Geneva (Switzerland)
30 Dec 2024 - 03 Jan 2025
5200 Euro
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
05 - 09 Jan 2025
4500 Euro
Dubai (UAE)
19 - 23 Jan 2025
4500 Euro
Istanbul (Turkey)
19 - 23 Jan 2025
5000 Euro
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
27 - 31 Jan 2025
5500 Euro
Lisbon (Portugal)
03 - 07 Feb 2025
5200 Euro
Amman (Jordan)
09 - 13 Feb 2025
3200 Euro
Barcelona (Spain)
10 - 14 Feb 2025
5500 Euro
Online
23 - 27 Feb 2025
2500 Euro
Cairo (Egypt)
02 - 06 Mar 2025
3500 Euro
Milan (Italy)
03 - 07 Mar 2025
5500 Euro
London (UK)
10 - 14 Mar 2025
5800 Euro
Istanbul (Turkey)
16 - 20 Mar 2025
5000 Euro
Barcelona (Spain)
24 - 20 Mar 2025
5500 Euro
Dubai (UAE)
20 - 20 Apr 2025
4500 Euro
Paris (France)
28 Apr - 20 May 2025
5500 Euro
Online
11 - 20 May 2025
2500 Euro
Paris (France)
19 - 20 May 2025
5500 Euro

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