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THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!

We're pleased to announce contributions to the Education & Training program from the following VMA member companies and organizations:

 

Allied Valve

ASCO Valve, Inc. - Emerson Industrial Automation

AUMA Actuators Inc.

Cameron Valves & Measurement

Conval Inc.

CRANE Flow Solutions

Curtiss-Wright

DFT Inc.

Emerson Process Management

FluoroSeal

GE Energy

Global Flow Technologies

KITZ Corporation of America

Manufacturers Standardization Society

Metso Automation

Moog Flo-Tork

Mueller Co.

Pentair (formerly Tyco Flow Control)

Richards Industries

Rotork Controls

Rotork Controls (Canada) Ltd.

The Russell & Beverly Ginn Foundation

United Valve

Unitorq Actuators & Controls

Valve Repair Council

ValvTechnologies

Velan Valve

Watson Grinding & Manufacturing


 
For more information on donating to the scholarship fund or sponsoring a Valve Education event, or some other aspect of VMA's educational program, please contact Abby Brown.

 

VALVE Basics EDUCATION: WE HAVE OPTIONS!

 

With support from the Friends of the Crawford Library, Inc., an educational foundation, in 2009 the Valve Manufacturers Association developed "Valve Ed,” a valve, actuator and control training program tailored to the educational needs of the next generation—or anyone who needs a primer on the valve industry.

 

We have three options available for training:

  • Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits. Held once or twice a year at a set location, and featuring 3 days 101-level lessons, as well as our popular "Valve Petting Zoo," a hands-on experience.
  • Valve Basics Custom Training. For companies with 25 or more people needing basic education. For this program, VMA will come to your facility or teach the program at a nearby venue.
  • Valve Basics Online Training. A narrated presentation covering the basic valve and actuator types. Licenses are sold to individuals as well as group licenses, which provide significant savings.

We also offer several additional products, which are available for sale in The VMA Store.

 


ABOUT THE NEXT VALVE BASICS SEMINAR & EXHIBITS

The Valve Manufacturers Association has now held some 20 educational events featuring Valves, Actuators & Controls 101. Since our Valve Ed program launched in 2009, nearly 2,000 people have participated in one of our educational programs.

 

Our next 3-day event is tentatively scheduled for late October or early November 2018 at the Houston Area Safety Council in Pasadena, TX. Visit the Valve Basics Seminar page for updates.

 

The lessons taught during this course include:

  • An Introduction to the Valve Industry
  • Linear (Multi-turn) Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Quarter-turn Valves
  • Pressure-relief Valves
  • Actuators: pneumatic, hydraulic and electric
  • Solenoids
  • Control Valves & Systems
  • Packings & Fugitive Emissions
  • Valve Materials
  • Critical Service Applications & Valves
  • Controls--On/Off Power for Fluid Powered Actuators
  • Electric Actuator Asset Monitoring, Feedback & Monitoring
  • Valve Repair

Each event also includes tabletop exhibits and the opportunity to examine a wide variety of products in our popular "Valve Petting Zoo," featuring hands-on learning experiences.

 

For more information, contact Abby Brown, VMA education & training coordinator.



FEATURED VALVE ED PRODUCTS

VISIT THE VMA STORE > EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS

 

THE VALVE BASICS COURSE MANUAL (produced for 2017 Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 course attendees, is available for sale! Not only does it contain 3-up copies of slides from the three-day course, your purchase also includes a USB drive with more than 800 half-page slides and presenter notes! The printed spiral-bound manual, several hundred pages in length, makes an excellent reference document for your office. You can purchase a copy, as well as the USB drive in The VMA Store. A limited number of copies are available so order yours while they are still in stock.

 

VALVE BASICS ONLINE TRAINING (VBOT) is a way to get "the basics" when you can't make it to our live seminars. This online training course in 8 lessons features live narration and the ability to work at your own pace. Once you pay to access the program, you’ll receive a unique passcode. From the time you begin the course, you’ll have 90 days to finish. After successfully completing the quizzes at the end of each lesson, we’ll send you a Certificate of Completion and award you with the equivalent of 6 hours of continuing education. Find out more and secure your license in The VMA Store. (Note: Group licenses are available, offering a considerable discount for companies that would like to train multiple employees.)

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE VALVE INDUSTRY provides an excellent way to educate and inform new employees about the valve industry--its markets, history, types of products manufactured, standards and more. Available as a PDF, you can order An Introduction to the Valve Industry online and receive it within 24 hours. The file contains 100-plus slides and numerous pages of notes to enhance understanding of the material. Order it in The VMA Store.

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MAINTENANCE & REPAIR ISSUES? Then you'll want to order our new compilation on this important subject. This 48-page spiral-bound manual contains 21 articles from VALVE Magazine's Maintenance & Repair columns. In addition, you can purchase either a printed copy or a PDF. Click here to order.

 

PAST ARTICLES FROM VALVE MAGAZINE MAKE GREAT EDUCATIONAL TOOLS. End users, specifiers, distributors, valve repair and service firms, manufacturers and others involved in the industry often look to previously published articles in VALVE Magazine. If you'd like review a list of articles published from 1993 through today, click here. You can select past articles (or entire issues) and order them through The VMA Store.

 


 

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