Basic Course on Valves, Actuators and Connectors

Valves, Actuators and Connectors are amongst the most fundamental components in any process plant. Engineering design relies on a host of mechanical devices to enable transportation to take place under controlled conditions and valves, actuators and connectors are at the heart of it.

Life cycle cost analysis shows the initial purchase price represents around 20% of valves; actuators and connectors total cradle-to-grave cost.  Almost three-quarters of the cost are expended on maintenance, major overhauls and repairs, which offers a huge opportunity for cost reduction.

Incorrectly specified or underperforming valves, actuators and connectors can cost the process plant operator dearly. And that does not mean simply losses from incorrect maintenance. Factor in poor product quality, operating disruptions, safety compliance and other indirect costs and the figure can grow considerably.

The most effective way to cut valves, actuators and connectors costs is to use preventive and predictive maintenance to reduce the number of valves, actuators and connectors that require turnaround maintenance. A diagnostic system, capable of evaluating the performance of valves, actuators and connectors without taking them off line saves plant downtime and provides a far more certain analysis, because it avoids a possible misdiagnosis that can result from removing the valve from its working environment.

This program explains how the effective management, application and control of valves, actuators and connectors leads to cost-reduction and improve plant performance and product quality, whilst aiding efficiently, scheduled maintenance periods. It will also provide a roadmap to participants on how best to introduce preventive maintenance measures, such as regular calibration and physical inspection, and help to identify areas of concern before valves require costly repair and disrupt operations.

Detailed theoretical lectures and practical discussions are to be conducted by our team drawn from industry and academia covering the following topics:

  • VALVES
    • DEFINITION
    • FUNCTION OF VALVES
    • NUMENCLETURE OF VALVES
    • TYPES OF VALVES
    • GATE VALVES – SLAB AND WEDGE
    • BALL VALVES
    • NEEDLE VALVES (KEROTEX)
    • CHECK VALVES (BALL, FLAPPER)
    • COMPONENTS OF VALVES – BODY, SEAT, GATE, BONNET, GASKET, STEM, DRIVE BUSHING, PACKINGS, GLANDS, GLAND NUTS, BEARINGS, GREASE FITTING, PLASTIC FITTING, HAND WHEEL, TESTING, INSTALLATION, valve applications and solutions.
  • ACTUATORS
  • DEFINITION
  • FUNCTION OF ACTUATORS
  • TYPES OF ACTUATORS
  • PNEUMATIC ACTUATOR – (DIAPHRAMES)
  • HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS – (SPRINGS AND CYLINDERS)
  • COMPONENTS OF ACTUATOR
  • VALVES BODY – SEAT, GATE, GASKET
  • BONNET – STEM, PACKING, GREASE FITTING, GLANDS, GLAND NUTS
  • ACTUATOR HOUSING – SPRING/DIAPHRAM, BARREL/CYLINDER AND PISTON, SEALS
  • CONNECTORS
  • DEFINITION
  • FUNCTION OF CONNECTORS
  • TYPES OF CONNECTORS
  • THREADED CONNECTOR – COUPLING
  • TYPE OF THREAD – VAM, NEW VAM, EUE, ACME, ASL, ASS, CS HYDRIL, IF, X-HOLE, RL, RL4, NPT, etc.
  • FLANGED CONNECTION
  • CLAMPS
  • DOGS/SNAP RINGS
  • GASKETS/SEALS
  • FUNCTIONS OF GASKETS/SEALS
  • TYPES OF GASKETS/SEALS
  • METAL GASKETS
  • RUBBER GASKETS/SEAL – ELASTOMER etc.

 

  • PERSONAL PRESENTATION BY TRAINEES ON FINAL DAY

Sessions will as much as possible be practical and intensive, involving structured learning methods, learning by action, Case Study Work, Role Plays, Syndicate Exercises, and Simulations. We endeavor to ensure that all our programs as appropriate have a practical orientation in meeting specific learning objectives.  Case histories and examples of projects will provide participants with real-life examples of best practices in project management.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and complete the Basic Valves, Actuators and Connectors Training.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.
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5 DAY

D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to info@dmckinseyandassociates.com, dmckinseytraining@gmail.com.   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

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