International Oil & Gas Training Academy

Mechanical Maintenance Practices (2)

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About this course

Practical Content 70% Theoretical Content 30%

Target Audience

Technicians and Engineers, not necessarily with an Instrument background, who require an overview of Process Control Valve operation, maintenance and inspection.

Course Aims

To provide a good understanding and some practical experience of process control valves used in most onshore / offshore process
applications.

Course Content

  • Control Valve Theory:
  • Design, construction and operating principles of typical, process control valves
  • Pneumatic actuator function and design (sliding stem and rotary)
  • Valve positioner theory and operation (includes calibration checks, split-range operation)
  • Control Valve selection and basic sizing principles for valves and actuators
  • Final written question paper.

Practical Content

  • Strip-down, inspection and reassembly of sliding-stem, pneumatic, process control valves
  • Includes safety requirements, bench-setting and valve positioner alignment / calibration including set-up for split-range operation
  • Further field-checking of electro-pneumatic positioners and checks using Hart communicator -
  • Familiarisation of control valve installation details on operational plant.

Delivery

The majority of this course is practical hands on training delivered by fully qualified and experienced ex industry personnel using equipment replicated from the onshore and offshore oil and gas working environment. Teaching aids include :Typical operational process control valves/actuators, calibration and test equipment, live plant installation

Certification

City and Guilds  SCQF Level 6 Certificate

 

Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience

  • Further Education Qualification,
  • A1 or equivalent Workplace Assessor
  • Minimum 5 years experience in production operations.

Min/Max Number of Delegates Required per Event

4/8.

Times of Training

08:30 to 16:30.
Course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.

Special Requirements

Delegates are required to supply their own PPE.

Venue

ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy, Aberdeen Altens Campus, Hareness Road, Aberdeen, AB12 3LE.

 

Great course especially the simulator. Good that the lecturer has past and ongoing practical experience

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 



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