Automation & Process Control

Process Control Valves - Operation, Maintenance and Inspection: SCQF Level 6

Duration:  3 days
Per Delegate:  £875.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely work on process control valves.
  • Demonstrate how to maintain, inspect, replace and test control valves and associated components.
  • Understand the basic principles of process control valves.

Course Content

  • Design, construction and operating princples of typical process control valves
  • Pneumatic actuator function and desing (sliding stem and rotary)
  • Valve positioner theory and operation (incudes calibration checks, split-range operation)
  • Control valve selection and basic sizing principles for valves and actuators
  • Strip-down, inspection and reassembly of sliding-stem, pneumatic, process control valves
  • Incudes 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.


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and hardhat.

Further Information

This course exclusively uses ASET’s market leading live and fully integrated ABCOL Oil & Gas Production Training Platform, allowing the delegates a hands on experience on a live replicated offshore process plant.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Technicians and engineers, not necessarily with an instrument background, who require an overview of process control valve operation, maintenance and inspection.


SCQF Credit Rated Certificate.

Recognised within the SCQF framework and contributes to an individuals Continued Professional Development (CPD). This course equates to 1 SCQF credit point. 

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