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Industrial Inst/ProcessControl - INST


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:


  • Demonstrate safe working practices in the lab.

Valve Positioners

  • Identify control valves by actuator and body type.
  • Describe process applications for various valves.
  • Service (disassemble/inspect/reassemble/test) control valves.
  • Stroke control valves to ensure accurate process operation.
  • Explain the application of positioners for sliding stem valves and rotary action valves.
  • Describe installation requirements and considerations for positioners, such as air supply, signal by-pass switches, reverse-acting and bench set.
  • Calibrate and stroke smart positioners, such as Fisher DVC, Hartman Braun.
  • Explain the basic architecture of a Foundation Fieldbus system as it applies to valve positioners.
  • Configure Foundation Fieldbus DVC positioners applied to an operating control system.

Valve Sizing

  • Use a pump curve to determine net positive suction head (NPSH) and discharge head.
  • Describe valve sizing for liquids including viscosity effects, steam and gas.
  • Calculate appropriate valve sizes for various process applications.
  • Describe the maximum d/p allowable parameter applied to valve sizing.
  • Select appropriate valve trims for cavitation and noise reduction applications.

Effective as of Winter 2017

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