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Selection & Sizing of Control Valves

**Please note this session will be French only** An English session will be hosted at another date in the near future, so please stay tuned for updates.

2 day course in Levis, QC May 30-31, 2023

Control valves are very important elements of your plant. The proper selection and sizing of these valves is essential to optimize your process, ensure product quality and maximize your production.

This two-day course will cover the different valve technologies available, their specific applications and how to properly size them.

A French manual will be provided with this course as well as a sizing software.

Training agenda

Day 1: Control valve sizing?

  • Origin of the CV calculation equation
  • Definition of Cv
  • Cv calculation for liquids            
  • Collection of operating conditions
  • Velocity Limit in Control Valves
  • Vaporization and cavitation in valves
  • Throttling flow
  • Calculation of cavitation point              
  • Anti-cavitation measures       
  • Cv correction for non-turbulent liquids
  • Cv correction for piping effects
  • Origin of calculations for gases and steam             
  • Cv calculation for gases and steam
  • Noise in control valves
  • Noise control for gases and steam
  • Tightness and construction limits
  • Tightness in control valves        
  • Material Limits           
  • Corrosion

Day 2: Control valve selection

  • Valve selection and families 
  • Performance and characteristics
  • Installed vs. inherent characteristics
  • Gain
  • Linearize your current installations
  • Actuators
  • Pneumatic, electric, hydraulic, which one to choose?
  • Control or On-Off Actuator
  • Spring and diaphragm
  • Piston
  • Fault position
  • Orientation
  • Positioners and accessories
  • Conventional positioners
  • Intelligent positioners
  • Position switch
  • Locking mechanism
  • Manual handwheel
  • Stroke limiter
  • Installation and maintenance
  • The right installations
  • Maintenance
  • Introduction to Nelprof

May 30-31, 2023

Tuesday/Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Price: $595/pers. for the 2 days
Includes the book: "La sélection de vannes de contrôle" by Marc Côté
*as well as lunches and dinners

*** The training will be held at the Normandin Hotel ***
Address: 535 Bernières Street,
Lévis (Saint-Nicolas) QC G7A 1C9
Phone number : 418 831-3119

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