If a salesman cannot tell you why your valve has failed, how can you trust that they will sell you a valve that works for your needs?
Forty years ago, most plants in the United States had a valve subject-matter-specialist on-site who understood the physics and the fluid dynamics of their valve applications. Valve manufacturers employed sales personnel who were mechanical engineers who properly trained distributors in the valve selection process.
Today, most plants do not have a valve guru on-site, and if they do, valve selection is just one of their many responsibilities. Their knowledge is often limited to general information on pressure drop and basic valve functions. Valve manufacturers are huge conglomerates with many different valve lines, and their staff typically receive a few months of instruction before going out to train distributors. Instead of assisting plant operators with application data, they often focus on features and benefits of their particular valve lines.
Our eight hour Comprehensive Valve Application Training (CVAT) course provides a bridge to the knowledge we’ve lost over the past thirty years.
- Most common reasons for premature valve failure
- How to select a valve based on application data
- Prepare you to have a knowledgeable conversation with an valve rep on how their products best fit your application needs
Who was CVAT created for?
- Reliability Engineers who resolve “valve related issues”
- Maintenance Supervisors who repair and replace process valves
- Maintenance Planners who select process valves
- Instrument and/or Electrical Supervisors who select or maintain automated valves
- Project Engineers who specify valves for new projects or upgrades
- Production supervisors who suffer from lost downtime caused by valve failure