Control Valve Engineering Course

Control Valve Engineering Course

Couse description
course objective
course outline
course methodology
course Certificate
course duration
Registration modalities
course dates
Couse description

This intensive 2-week Course forms part of the Instrument Technicians / Engineers development program and is designed to provide the required underpinning knowledge of Control Valves. It is a primarily classroom based unit covering the aspects of valves, valve actuators and valve accessories. It will also cover the operating principles, applications, terminology and failure modes associated with a variety of different process valves and actuators. Valve and actuator sizing will be covered. Maintenance and troubleshooting methods and techniques are included.

course objective

At the end of this training course, participants will understand the use of control valve in closed loop control systems and the valve type characteristics and applications. In addition, participants will be able to explain cavitation and flashing cause /effects and methods to minimize, evaluate and select actuators for specific application, understand valve sizing and the use of the flow coefficient factor and evaluate and select actuators for specific valve applications. This course will also equip participants with understanding of the use of pneumatic, smart positioners and I/P converters; the ability to describe the use of valve accessories limit switches, volume booster and quick exhausts. Participants will also understand the applications for Shutdown / Blowdown and Process Shutdown Valves, be able to understand the principals of valve and actuator sizing to ISA standards and understand the methods and techniques of Maintenance and Troubleshooting.

course outline

  • Closed Loop Control System
  • Globe, Ball, Needle, Butterfly and Eccentric valve characteristics and applications.
  • Cavitation cause / effect and methods used to minimize these.
  • Control Valve Failure Mode applications
  • Stem Packing types, selection and replacement methods.
  • Diaphragm Actuators characteristics, application and sizing calculation
  • Piston – Pneumatic and Hydraulic characteristics
  • I/P Converter operation and application.
  • Booster rely, quick exhaust, limit switch accessories operation and application
  • Valve Positioner – Pneumatic and SMART type operation and application
  • Motor Operated Valve (MOV) and Solenoid applications
  • Process control/process shutdown/emergency shutdown/ blowdown valves
  • Manual and Software Control Valve Sizing to ISA standard.
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting methods and techniques
  • Closed loop control system
  • Globe valve characteristics and application
  • Slide valve characteristics and application
  • Needle valve characteristics and application
  • Eccentric plug valve characteristics and application
  • Ball valve characteristic and application
  • Butterfly valve characteristic and application
  • Gland packing types, selection and replacement methods
  • Valve bonnets for high temperature applications
  • Summary of two port valves

Video: Control Valves

Video: Gland packing replacement method

Oral Quiz to assess delegate’s level of understanding

  • Three-port valves characteristics and application
  • Piston valves
  • Control valve trim types and applications
  • Failure mode philosophy and applications
  • Diaphragm actuators characteristics, applications and sizing
  • Piston actuators
  • Motor operated valve (MOV) operation and applications.

Video: Control Valve Actuators

Written Diaphragm sizing exercise to overcome a 275 lbf

Oral Quiz to assess delegate’s level of understanding

  • Pneumatic positioner principal of operation, calibration techniques
  • Analog i/p positioner principal of operation, calibration techniques
  • Double acting positioner principal of operation
  • Smart positioner principal of operation, Hart Protocol explained
  • Limit switch application
  • Volume booster application

Videos: Fisher D ring positioner

Video: Fisher Fieldvue positioner

Oral Quiz to assess delegate’s level of understanding

  • Cavitation cause / effects and methods to minimize these
  • Flashing explained
  • Rangeability explained
  • Turndown explained
  • Controllability explained
  • Flow coefficient factor explained and sample Valve Sizing exercise
  • Valve testing specification, evaluation, methods and techniques

Video: Cavitation Cause / Effects

Video: Anti Cavitation valve

Written valve sizing exercise for 8inch class 300 system.

Oral Quiz to assess delegate’s level of understanding

  • Blowdown valve applications
  • Emergency shutdown valve applications
  • Process shutdown valve applications
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting methods and techniques
  • Review and question / answer
  • Written multiple choice test
  • Written course feedback

course methodology

This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.

course Certificate

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Control Valve Engineering Course.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.

course duration



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).

Registration modalities

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

course dates

MAR 4-15

JUN 17-28

SEP 2-13

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