Course 1450 (Previously named Valve Technician II)
This advanced course is for experienced valve mechanics and maintenance personnel, instrument technicians, and others who will benefit from a broadened perspective of control valve performance and effect on total loop operation.
This 3-day course uses a very hands on approach for discussing a basic approach to troubleshooting and correcting many common control valve problems. The class will be introduced to the practice of basic valve sizing and selection. Valve problems such as cavitation, flashing, and aerodynamic noise are also discussed, as well as, common solutions to these problems using different control valve trims and materials. Instrumentation topics are expanded from course 1400 and 1710 to include troubleshooting and advanced calibration for split ranging, non-compatible signals, or using additional instruments such as a volume booster and trip valves. Loop performance issues due to stick-slip, high friction, and instrument operation are discussed.
• Control Loop Basics
• Influences on Loop Performance
• Control Valve Selection and Sizing
• Valve Troubleshooting
• Actuator Troubleshooting
• Instrument Selection
• Basic Instrument Troubleshooting
• Severe Service Considerations
PCE Pacific, Inc. 22011 26th Ave SE – Bothell, WA 98021
September 22-24, 2020
September 1, 2020
Purchase order or payment is required at the time of enrollment. PO and credit cards acceptable and made payable to PCE Pacific, Inc.
Please Call: Megan Nichols 425.527.0053 or
If your plans or budgets change, you may cancel your reservation up to 14 calendar days prior to the start of the course without incurring a cancellation charge. Limited enrollment makes it necessary to charge 50% of the full tuition for cancellations received during the 14 days prior to the start of the course, and full tuition for failure to attend without cancelling. Substitutions are accepted until the first day of class.