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registration opens summer 2019

CHOOSE YOUR CURRICULUM: TAKE BOTH COURSES, OR EITHER COURSE!

 

 


VALVES 101: industrial valves & materials:

tuesday, nov. 12 (fuLL dAY) AND  Wednesday, nov. 13 (a.m.)

101 LESSONS INCLUDE:

Introduction to Industry

Multi-turn Valves

Check Valves

Quarter-turn: Plug and Ball Valves

Quarter-turn: Butterfly Valves

Pressure-relief Valves

Materials

PLUS:

Hands-on Learning

Tabletop Exhibits


valves 201: control vALVEs, aUTOMATION & SPECIAL APPLICATIONS:

Wednesday, nov. 13 (p.m.) AND  thursday, Nov. 14 (fULL dAY)

201 LESSONS INCLUDE:

FLUID POWERED ACTUATORS

ELECTRIC ACTUATORS

Controls: On/Off Panels for Fluid Powered Actuators

Solenoids

Control Valves

Electric Actuator Asset Management, Feedback & Monitoring

Severe Service Applications

PLUS:

Hands-on Learning

Tabletop Exhibits


CHECK OUT THE CHANGES TO OUR VALVE BASICS PROGRAM…
 
Nov. 12-14, 2019


VALVE BASICS SEMINAR & EXHIBITS

 

NOW OFFERING TWO 1.5-DAY COURSES!

  • Valves 101: Industrial Valves & Materials
  • Valves 201: Control Valves, Automation and Special Applications


HOUSTON AREA SAFETY COUNCIL

PASADENA, TX

 

More than 2,000 people have taken one of VMA's highly rated Valve Basics courses since the program was introduced in 2009. During the past decade, our Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 has expanded dramatically. What began as a 1-day course became 2 days, and then recently has included three full days of education & training. Based on feedback from attendees, we are modifying the curriculum to create two separate courses, each lasting one-and-a-half days.

 

The first course, Industrial Valves & Materials, will cover the type of basic information that everyone in the industry should know—perfect for those who are very new to working with valves. The 101 course includes an overview of the industry, as well as lessons on multi-turn, check, plug, ball and butterfly, pressure relief valves and materials.

 

The more complex flow control products that employ electronics and automation will be covered in in the 201 course: Control Valves, Automation and Special Applications.

 

As in the past, each event includes a hands-on learning experience—the Valve Petting Zoo—that focuses on products covered in the classroom portion of the program .

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course was created specifically for newcomers to the industry so it is ideally suited for recent graduates and engineers in the early stages of their careers. In addition, those who understand the basics of mechanical valves can expand their knowledge by attending the Electric portion of the program. Both courses can be taken, or attendees can choose to attend one or another. 

Attendees typically include:

  • A variety of professionals employed at plants and facilities that use or work with valves, actuators and controls
  • More experienced professionals with knowledge of one specific product type but in need of an overview of the entire spectrum of valves, actuators and controls.
  • New employees at valve, actuator and control companies
  • Personnel from EPC or AEC firms who are involved with specifying valves
  • Distributors and manufacturers' reps who sell these products
  • Companies that provide supplies and services to the industry
  • And anyone who could use a refresher course on valves, actuators and controls!

The Valve Basics course has been well-received by upper-level mechanical engineering students who have attended previous seminars. Their participation is made possible by scholarships from association members and others interested in supporting valve training for the next generation.

 

WHERE IS THE COURSE HELD?

To provide a large space in which to conduct our hands-on learning experience, this event is being held at the Houston Area Safety Council (5213 Center Street, Pasadena, TX 77505). The council has a state-of-the-art training facility and abundant workshop space where products for the "Valve Petting Zoo" can be displayed, from large to small, from mechanical to electric.

 

TABLETOP EXHIBITS

The Valve Basics event also includes a tabletop event. The schedule is still being worked out and we’ll post updated information as soon as it is available.


WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT?

  • U.S. or Canadian companies that sell or provide services to valve, actuator and control manufacturers and end users of those products or services.
  • Non-member manufacturers, suppliers and distributor/channel partners may register, but only if they are U.S. or Canadian based and would qualify for VMA or VRC membership.

If you are not sure whether your company qualifies, please contact Abby Brown before registering.

 

A NOTE FOR NON-MEMBER EXHIBITORS: Exhibitors who are currently not VMA members, but meet the criteria for membership, may exhibit at up to two VMA tabletop exhibit events. After two events, non-member companies will not be permitted to exhibit unless they apply for, and are accepted, as a VMA member.

 

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Abby Brown, VMA education & training coordinator


 

 

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