The Complete Guide to Control Valves
This course is the complete guide to understanding control valves and the role they play in any process oriented system. In the lectures we introduce control valves, the various components that make up the valves and then we talk about the different types of control valves and the application of each.
The course is made up of 11 short lectures, under 15 minutes each and guides you through all the concepts and methodologies that are needed to understand how to apply control valves to you process system.
Anyone studying the basics of engineering or works in a process oriented industry (eg: Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Pulp & Paper) should take this class, which explains the knowledge and application of using control valves in process systems.
Control Valves - Introduction
Introduction to control valves, objectives of the class and the basic components that make up a control valve
Control Valve - Characteristics & Installation
Definition of control valve elements and review of different types of control valves with benefits and advantages of each
Control valve characteristics in fluid flow through process systems
Review of control valve actuators, the different types and applications of each
Flashing of liquids in control valves, explanation of phenomena and mitigation techniques
Cavitation phenomena in control valves and mitigation methods
Control Valve - Sizing Equations
Sizing control valves in liquid application, equations and examples
Sizing control valves in gas phase application, equations and examples
Sizing control valves in steam application, equations and examples
Installation considerations when using valves in process systems
Summary of control valve 101 class with a review of material studied