Advanced Value and Instrument, Inc.

PHONE: (912) 764-7028

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.


Training Topics:

  • 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

Knowledge is power. Be in the know.

Director of Engineering Training & Development
"One of the main objectives of our program is to educate our new engineers and help them bridge the gap between the engineering principles gained in college and the understanding of practical application necessary to succeed in our plants. Your training – including your elevated level of knowledge and your practical approach to conveying this knowledge to our engineers – has been very well received and has helped our engineers with their integration into the day-to-day life within our chemical manufacturing facilities."
CVAT Attendee
When asked, "Which topics do you think were presented the best?," this CVAT attendee stateed "The engineering principles. The visuals really helped me get a grasp on the subject matter."
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