Valve Technician I , 1400 - Emerson Course

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Instrument Technician Operator - Control Valves Reliability Manager Maintenance Technician Instrument Technician


This 3 days course explains how valves and actuators function and how they are installed and calibrated. It emphasizes installation, troubleshooting, parts replacement, and calibration of control valves, actuators, and positioners. Students spend 50% of their time in hands-on workshops.


Students who take this course will be able to:

  • Correctly perform installation procedures.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting.
  • Properly apply and calibrate positioners.
  • Change valve trim, gaskets and packing.
  • Properly perform valve lapping.


  • Welcoming-Introduction.
  • Plant site visit (if possible).
  • Control Valve Terminology.
  • Globe Valves.
  • Packing.
  • Actuators and Positioners.
  • Bench Set.
  • Seat Leak Testing.
  • Ball Valves.
  • Butterfly Valves.
  • Eccentric Disc Valves.
  • Special Service Valves.
  • Valve Characteristics.
  • Control Valve Noise and Cavitation.
  • Review – Evaluation - Conclusion.



Some experience in instrument calibration and in control valve maintenance, installation, and operation would be helpful.

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For this location the course is available On Virtual or Demand.

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