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ECITB Approved Introduction to Mechanical Valves and Maintenance Planning

Price: £600.00 + VAT

Course Description

This course will give delegates an understanding of the mechanical design, maintenance requirements and operation of valves. Within industry, valves perform varied and vital roles in the control and containment of fluids, gases and liquids, almost all process industries rely upon sound principles of valve design and their appropriate application for safe operation.  Delegates will benefit from continuous assessment throughout the course, leading to a highly regarded and credible ECITB qualification on completion. This course is assessed through a practical element plus a final question paper with an 80% pass mark.

Who Should Attend?

Maintenance Technicians, Maintenance Supervisors and Operators involved with the operation, inspection and maintenance of Valves, or for those who require an awareness of such.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction and Policy
  • Course Objectives
  • Health and Safety Requirements
  • Isolations
  • Risk Assessment
  • Introduction to Mechanical Valves
  • Common Valve Types
  • Valve Make-up
  • Engineering Drawing – Piping Symbols

Day 2

  • Valve Types – Configuration and Operation
    • Globe, Ball, Diaphragm, Pinch, Butterfly, Needle, Relief, Swing Check
  • Common Faults
  • Valve Rangeability
  • Actuators
    • Types of Actuator
    • Actuator Selection
    • Manual and Electric Actuators
    • Rotary, Solenoid and Pneumatic Actuators
  • Servo Valve Control – LVDTs
  • Positioners – Fail Safe Positions

Day 3

  • Lock out – Tag out
  • Fail Safe
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Classification / Certification – Valve Coding
  • Ingress Protection
  • Hazardous Areas
  • Maintenance Strategies


Course Finder

Date Class Time Duration Location Price
On-Demand Introduction to Mechanical Valves and Maintenance Planning 09:00 3 Day(s) Nationwide £600 + VAT Enquire
  • 09:00 – On-Demand
    • Introduction to Mechanical Valves and Maintenance Planning (3), Nationwide


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