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Valves and Actuators (Operation and Maintenance)

3.3 CEUs

This course may assist in meeting requirements for DOT Operator Certification.

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Provides basic instruction for the most common pipeline valves and actuators used on pipelines. Participants visit manufacturing facilities to see firsthand how valves and actuators are made. Field trips serve as a learning experience in the assembly and disassembly of valves and actuators, whenever possible. Participants receive handouts and other materials. This course is recommended for personnel involved in liquid pipeline operation and maintenance.

Length: 4.5 days

Course Content

Participants receive instruction in:

  • Introduction to petroleum valves
  • Various types of valves
    • Gate, expanding gate, plug, ball, check, double block and bleed, etc.
  • Introduction to actuators
    • Basic actuators and actuator operation
    • Sizing actuators (overview)
    • Basic mechanical operation
    • Control components and configurations
    • Maintaining actuators safely
  • Slab gate valve disassembly, assembly, and maintenance review
  • Expanding gate valve maintenance review
  • Valve maintenance
    • Valve types and functioning
    • Field lubricants
    • Maintenance
    • Packing
    • Sealants

Recommended For

Pipeline maintenance technicians

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