Three New “Valve” Courses to Enter Production Soon

With all the excitement about our rapidly growing Environmental Health & Safety course library, which now contains nearly 50 titles with a dozen more slated for release shortly, it’s easy to forget about our Industrial Essentials course library.

We’re excited to announce that three completely new, 3D animated training courses covering fundamental aspects of valves are currently in production. The working titles are: Valve Basics, Valve Types, and Valves: Common Problems.

As with all our courses, these three “valve” training modules are thoroughly researched, present the material in a clear, orderly fashion, and incorporate our excellent 2D and 3D graphics to help explain difficult concepts.

The valve training courses are currently being written and are tentatively slated to include the following topics. We’d welcome any feedback you have—things to include and not include, tips for explaining difficult concepts—anything!

Valve Basics

  • Classifying valves by purpose, port size, motions and closing methods, and applications
  • Parts of a valve
  • Body materials
  • Face-to-face dimensions
  • End connections and welded connections
  • Valve coefficients
  • Stroke and flow characteristics
  • Pressure classes
  • Shutoff classes
  • Manual- and actuator-controlled valves

Valve Types

  • Gate valves
  • Globe valves
  • Needle valves
  • Pinch valves
  • Diaphragm valves
  • Plug valves
  • Ball valves
  • Butterfly valves
  • Check valves, including swing check valves, tilting disc check valves, lift check valves, piston check valves, and butterfly check valves
  • Pressure-relief valves
  • Reducing valves

Valves: Common Problems

  • Pressure drop
  • High pressure drops
  • Cavitation
  • Flashing
  • Choked flow
  • High velocities
  • Water-hammer effect
  • Turbulence
  • Noise

Don’t forget to write with your thoughts or suggestions, and be sure to look back for updates on production and release of this exciting addition to our industrial training/industrial safety training collection.

Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Performance Improvement Manager
Jeff is a learning designer and performance improvement specialist with more than 20 years in learning and development, 15+ of which have been spent working in manufacturing, industrial, and architecture, engineering & construction training. Jeff has worked side-by-side with more than 50 companies as they implemented online training. Jeff is an advocate for using evidence-based training practices and is currently completing a Masters degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University. He writes the Vector Solutions | Convergence Training blog and invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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