Valve Fundamentals

Course Number: M-4001
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Edward P. Brunet, Jr., P.E.
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Overview

In Valve Fundamentals, you'll learn ...

  • The basic parts and functions of valves
  • The inherent advantages and disadvantages of different types of throttling and shutoff valves
  • The design and application of stop check valves and safety/relief valves
  • The design and function of different types of valve actuators

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 51 pages

Valves are used to regulate the flow of fluids in piping systems by throttling flow, shutting off flow, reducing pressure, relieving pressure, and preventing backflow. Valves are one of the simplest components in most piping systems, but the importance of proper valve selection cannot be overemphasized. Premature valve failure can result in loss of fluid pressure containment, which often leads to undesirable consequences.

Before attempting to select a valve, the engineer should first gain a basic understanding of each type of valve and how it operates. This course covers the fundamentals of valves, including the different types of valves commercially available and how they operate.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The purpose of valves
  • The basic components of valves
  • Construction, operation, and relative merits of different types of throttling and shutoff valves
  • Types of check valves
  • Construction and operating differences of relief valves and safety valves
  • Construction and principle of operation for different types of actuators

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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