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registration opens summer 2019

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

 

 


Industrial valves & mechanical actuatioN:

tuesday, nov. 12 AND  Wednesday, nov. 13


actuators, controls & control systems:

thursday, nov. 14 AND  Friday, Nov. 15


MORE INFORMATION ON OUR NEW PROGRAMMING COMING SOON!
 
Nov. 12-15, 2019


VALVE BASICS SEMINAR & EXHIBITS

 

NOW OFFERING TWO 2-DAY COURSES!

  • Industrial Valves & Mechanical Actuation
  • Electric Actuators, Controls & Control Systems


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 for the last few years, the course has included three full days of education & training on the basics.

 

Based on feedback from attendees, we are modifying and expanding the curriculum to create two separate courses, each lasting two days. The first, Industrial Valve Basics, will be devoted to valves and mechanical actuators. The more complex flow control products that employ electronics and automation, will be covered in a a two-day course on Electric Actuators, Controls & Control Systems. As in the past, each event includes a hands-on learning experience 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 exhibition, held early in the afternoon of the first day, providing attendees with additional opportunities to ask questions and learn more about a variety of valve industry products and services.

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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