Control Valves & Actuators: Fundamentals & Selection

Control Valves & Actuators: Fundamentals & Selection is part three of the Control Valves & Actuators four-part training series.

Produced in conjunction with ISA — The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA™) — the course teaches students how to select the proper control valve by considering many factors, including flow characteristics, environmental conditions, and safety issues. Students will be exposed to the formulas and calculations that are needed in the selection process. In addition, students will learn the general criteria that must be followed when selecting an actuator and associated auxiliary devices.

Course objectives include:

  • Describe the different types of fluid flow
  • Identify the factors that affect fluid flow
  • Explain the formulas used for determining valve selection
  • Describe the conditions of fluid flowing through a restriction such as a Herschel venture, a concentric orifice, and Vena Contracta
  • Explain cavitation, flashing, and fluid flow
  • Explain the considerations for selecting a control valve
  • Describe the preliminary criteria for selecting the proper actuator and auxiliary devices.
Course menu:

Fluid Flow Fundamentals
  • Laminar and Turbulent Flow
  • Cavitation and Flashing
Control Valve Selection
  • Steps for Selecting a Control Valve
Actuator Selection
  • Criteria for Proper Actuator Selection

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