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Introduction to the Selection of Valves

Overview of the considerations involved when choosing the appropriate valves for a system

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This self-study course is designed to be taken at your convenience, and on your own schedule. You have 90 days to finish the course from the time of purchase.

Valves are important components in any piping system; without valves, the piping system cannot stop, start, or regulate the flow. Various types of valves are available for different systems and purposes, including temperature, pressure, and flow characteristics. Choosing the best possible valve for a particular application will help ensure efficient, dependable, and economical performance.

This course introduces the different types of valves – the way they work and some of the basic applications. It provides an overview of the considerations involved when choosing the appropriate valves for a system.

You will learn to:

  • Describe valves and how they operate
  • Identify different types of valves
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of each type of valve
  • Outline the considerations involved in selecting the appropriate type of valve for a specific application
  • Identify standards and other guidance applicable to valve selection and use

Who should attend
This course is designed for anyone who wants an introduction to and a basic understanding of the types of valves and their applications.


Module 1 - Valve Basics
Module 2 - Valve Pressure Temperature Ratings
Module 3 - Types of Multi-Turn and Rotary Valves
Module 4 - Types of Check and Squeeze Valves
Module 5 - Valve Standards


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