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Valve & Actuation Training | Pipe Valves

Valve & Actuation Training


ACT 101: Actuation Fundamentals & Troubleshooting Workshop A course in valve actuation that covers the types, sizing issues, and common problems faced.

The 2-hour Troubleshooting & Assembly Workshop is an eye opening experience

Tentative Schedule: 9:00am - 4:00pm (lunch provided)

  • Actuation Fundamentals:
    • Types:
      • Manual
      • Air Operated
      • Electric Operated
        • Interpreting Wiring Diagrams
    • Actuator Sizing
      • Determining Factors
      • How to use Torque Charts
      • Direct Mount vs Brackets and Couplings
      • Normally Open or Normally Closed?
  • Topworks: Why do we need them and what do they do?
    • Limit Switches,
    • Speed Controls,
    • Proximity Switches,
    • Mufflers,
    • Solenoid Valves,
    • Positioners (3-15 PP and 4-20Ma)
  • Troubleshooting & Assembly Workshop
    • Assemble and Cycle actuated valves.
    • Convert from Spring Return to Double Acting and from Fail Open to Fail Closed.
    • Troubleshoot malfunctioning units to determine what is wrong with them.
      • Determine Plant Air and Electric Requirements.
      • Troubleshoot Switch positions not matching ball or disc position.
      • Troubleshoot solenoid valve installations.
      • Change orientation of Pistons to reverse actuator rotation.
      • Troubleshoot Positioner setting for both 4-20 ma and 3-15 psi.
      • Properly set Limit Switches.